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Food Adventure Friday- Week 2

10 November 2011

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Family Food Adventure-Afterschool Snack Around the World

A few weeks ago, I bought a coupon book for Kids and Cultures, Afterschool Snack Around the World.

It's a really cool concept.  The coupon book contains 10 coupons for afterschool "snacks," at 10 different ethnic restaurants in our area.

Today was a rainy day and my daughter had a half day at school, so I decided that it would be a great day to have a "Food Adventure," by visiting some of the restaurants in the coupon book.

First I created a passport booklet for each child so that my children could record some information about the restaurant, country and food that they ate.

For today's adventure, we visited 2 restuarants: Sukothai (Thai Food), and Addisu Ethiopian Restaurant.

Sadly, I realized, after arriving at the first restaurant, that my camera battery was dead. However, if you click on the links for the restaurants you can see videos which show the foods we tried.

At Sukothai, we had fresh and fried spring rolls. The kids liked them both. They said that the fried ones basically tasted like egg rolls. The fresh one had glass noodles in it, which they were excited about. They didn't like the peanut dipping sauce that came with the rolls though.

At Addisu, we were served three different lentil dishes on a flat spongy bread made from Teff flour. We were not given any utensils, nor did I see any in the restaurant. Therefore, we grabbed some bread and started scooping up the lentils (which definitely added an element of fun to the whole experience!)

Both restaurants received 5 stars in my kids' passport booklets. We can't wait to visit the other restaurants and try more new foods!

Now it's your turn!

Share your "Food Adventure!" If you have a blog, please link up (and don't forget to grab my new button in the sidebar.) If you don't have a blog, I'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments.

I've also linked up to T.G.I.F. on Living Life Intentionally. Check it out for tons of fun ideas for things to do with your kiddos!


  1. I so wish we could have some food adventures at my house. Most days I'm just lucky if my 4 year old eats something at all. Some day...:)

  2. I shared 3 kids friendly posts.Hope they are fine.
    Kids can engage when preparing these dishes...
    Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

  3. Jessica- my kids, admittedly, are pretty adventurous when it comes to eating... don't feel that your adventures have to be quite so foreign:) Start small- maybe you could do something like go to a market or grocery store and have your 4 year old pick out foods of a certain color... or try to make a rainbow. Or you could make a snack together that goes along with a book (meatballs, or a favorite food shaped like a meatball) to go with "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Start adventures with familiar foods and slowly, try to add in something new. Also, my kids loved the "passports." Perhaps you could make a little book where you could take pictures and document things your 4 year old does eat. You could also use a star system where the kids can rate the foods they try! If you try any of these ideas, please stop back and let me know how it goes!

  4. Amy, thanks for posting your fun kids ideas. Using the mandarins as a base for the "fruit kebab" is such a great idea. I look forward to trying it!

  5. Thanks for sharing about the After-School Snack Around the World! The coupon books are available for schools and non-profit organizations to sell as a fundraiser. You can find all the details at

    We appreciate your help in spreading snacking adventures!

    Timm Wenger, co-founder of Kids and Cultures

  6. What a cute idea! We eat a LOT of variety & I think that is why my kids are not picky eaters. Thanks for linking up to TGIF Linky Party.
    Beth =-)

  7. What a great idea you had! I will be thinking something up to do for my boys like this!

  8. Beth, I think that you're right... variety is key!
    Mommy Minded- be sure to stop back and let us know how it goes!


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