Let’s start a revolution, an inspiration, a request, a demand for healthy kids’ menus in cafes and restaurants.
Our kids eat real food, they eat what we eat, food is interesting and fun. Why should they have to put up with bland, over-processed, fried, frozen food when eating out?! We’re saying no to the generic frozen chips and nuggets at cafes, restaurants and play centres. Removing the message to children promoting processed and ‘treat’ foods, we want foods that encourage positive food experiences, discourage fussy eating and cater to finger foods, food allergies and intolerances. Good food can be interesting. Let’s work together to create great eating habits and a new generation of little foodies.
Better options that we’ve come across include kids’ portions of the main menu, such as:
- Snack platters (rice crackers, hommus, carrot/cucumber/celery sticks, cheese cubes)
- Avocado on toast
- Mini pancakes or waffle with fruit, yoghurt and honey
- Fruit salad with yoghurt
- Fruit kebabs
- Soft boiled “dippy” eggs with toast soldiers
- Toasted sandwiches
- Steamed vegetables (carrot, broccoli, zucchini, peas)
- Sandwiches (tuna and mayo, cheese and tomato, roast chicken and avocado, ham and tomato, vegemite, peanut butter)
- Banana, blueberry or zucchini bread
- Fruit toast
- House-made chicken bites and wedges
- Coconut chia pudding with berries
- Dip with vegetable sticks
- Pasta with pesto/Napoli/bolognese
- Mini chicken schnitzel/parma with vegetables
- Steamed dumplings
- Porridge with fruit
- House-made mini pizzas
- Chipolatas (mini sausages) with mashed potato and vegetables
- Muesli with fruit and chocolate coconut milk
- Grilled chicken tenders with chips
- Corn fritters
- Fruit and vegie smoothies
Next time you’re in a child-friendly café or restaurant that needs better options on their kids menu, put in a polite request, they’ll only know that demand is there if we let them know.
Check out our listings for venues offering healthy kids menu options.