Some of the strategies that families and households are using to make eating together fun and affordable include:
• Assign a night - Each teen or adult household member is assigned one night to cook and can pick the menu and the recipe for the night's dinner.
• Carry-out/Delivery - Make one night a week the carry-out or delivery night to give the cook(s) a "night off". Take dinner to a picnic table in a park, your patio, or spread out a blanket on the grass or even on your lawn.
• Experiment with new recipes - Use websites like Budget Bytes https://www.budgetbytes.com/or check out the "Ingles Table" free magazine available in your Ingles Deli or on our website www.ingles-markets.com to try some new dishes.
• Spark Conversation - Dinner time conversation can be fun and memorable. Turn the TV off, put devices away and take some tips from Family Dinner Project with conversation starter ideas to engage adults and kids of all ages https://thefamilydinnerproject.org/conversation/
Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN
Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian