My family and I LOVE going out to eat. With all the amazing restaurants Omaha has to offer, why wouldn’t we?
However, there’s something to be said for enjoying meals at home with your family around the table. Family dining not only means eating at home together, but cooking together as well. Admittedly, when we do dine in, the preparation falls mostly on my husband. I am not the cook in the family. However, we all contribute, such as dad cooking the meat (we love Omaha Steaks), mom preparing a salad, and Olivia putting the cups and napkins on the table.
Our biggest struggle when it comes to eating at home is a family is planning ahead. Making a meal plan and sticking to it (even if that means a meal out to one of Omaha’s delicious restaurants), can save time, money, and maintain healthy eating habits. It’s really easy to get fast food when you haven’t thawed the chicken or shopped for fresh ingredients for what’s on the menu. Believe me, I have done it.
Live Well Omaha Kids in connection with the City of Omaha is celebrating Omaha Family Dining Week, October 19-25. Families are encouraged to take the pledge to dine in more as a family this week to help save money, eat healthy, and enjoy family meal time together. After doing so, entrants have chances to earn prizes such as a family membership to the YMCA, four pack of tickets to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, and Hy-Vee gift cards!
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