Feed them just like mom did
(NC) There's a reason that kids born in this millennium can quote Darth Vader, know 80s hit songs, and wear t-shirts adorned with retro cartoon characters. Kids are shaped by the nostalgia of their parents.
The memories created in childhood influence everything we do, from the toys we buy our own children, to what we serve our family for breakfast. Fond memories play as much a part in what parents serve at mealtimes as anything else does – and fortunately, there are some easy, tasty ways to combine both. Here are some tips for bringing some retro joy back to the table:
Break out a breakfast favourite: Did you know that parents have been infusing breakfast with a taste of Nutella for almost 50 years – and this popularity continues. Give it a modern spin by spreading this delicious hazelnut spread on a whole wheat wrap and rolling up a banana for a fun way to start the morning. Or whip up a batch of Nutella muffins and eat them with a side of fruit. Additional breakfast ideas can be found at www.nutella.ca/recipes.
Turn up the jams for lunch: Make lunch a musical meal by finding a retro radio station or maybe throw on "Baby, It's Cold Outside". What better way to bring joy is there than watching dad attempt jazz hands while making sandwiches?
Dinner and a movie: Surprise the kids by hosting a “dinner and a movie” night, where the family eats while watching a retro holiday flick that you loved when you were their age. It might be worth a quick online search to make sure that the content and language is appropriate for your children's ages.
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