Take The Pledge And Raise A Food Lover

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We all lead busy lives—from juggling work to extra-curricular activities, sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in a day to get it all done. Trying to find the perfect balance can be challenging, but one thing remains constant in my household: connecting around the dinner table. Coming from a Greek family, dinnertime was always a priority, no matter how busy our days were, and this is a tradition we’ve kept with our children.
Now that our boys are older (13 and 10 years old) my husband and I often get them to help out when it comes to dinner preparation, and even cooking; I’m happy to say that my even my youngest son can make a delicious homemade tomato sauce, with some ingredients coming from our own backyard vegetable garden, like basil, tomatoes, oregano, and onions.  Growing a garden was a new venture for us this summer, and one we thoroughly enjoyed. It made meal time prep more fun, and also forced us all to eat more vegetables than we were used to. 




Although I’m no master chef, my husband is. Often, I’ll get home from work after him, and he’ll already have dinner prepared for us all. I’m thankful for this, and I love the way he’s leading by example by showing our boys to be handy in the kitchen, too.
Most nights we enjoy dinner time just the four of us, and several times a week, we eat together with our extended family—my sister’s family, my parents, and my in-laws. It’s a wonderful thing that we all live close enough to be able to do this regularly, and I love watching my younger nieces and nephew help in the kitchen, as well.

Loblaws is asking Canadians to take the pledge to Raise a Food Lover, which helps encourage families to live a healthier lifestyle by cooking a meal and eating together at least once a week.  I took the pledge already, and had so much fun cooking with my family. The meal we made was a big one; we invited the entire family over and celebrated summer, by BBQing steaks, cooking scalloped potatoes, preparing a Greek salad, and steaming some tasty beans. Every time the kids are involved with preparing dinner, they learn something new, and hopefully, they’ll remember the steps they took so they can do it again the next time. I think it’s so important to teach our children the importance of nutrition, and eating together, especially in today’s busy, fast-paced world. It’s time to put the iPhones down, step away from Fortnite, and meet in the kitchen!


I believe a happy home is one that is filled with delicious and healthy food—we’re at Loblaws several times a week stocking up on all our necessities! I love shopping for food items at Loblaws, because they always have exactly what we need, and I appreciate how the company tries to encourage healthy eating for the entire family.  
Sign-up now to take the pledge to Raise a Food Lover, too. There are fun challenges to participate in and learn about the food we eat together as a family.


For the first challenge, all you have to do is pledge to eat together (at least once a week) as a family, and prepare and enjoy healthier food choices.
Here’s how to get involved:


  1. Take the pledge!
  2. Enter the first challenge by posting a picture of the delicious dish your family created on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
  3. Make sure to use the #RaiseAFoodLover hashtag.

When you take the pledge and participate in the challenge, your family will be entered to win some amazing prizes, like 10,000 PC Optimum points, or a WE Day family getaway—how amazing is that?



What’s even more amazing? I’m giving away a #RaiseAFoodLover prize package for one lucky family, which consists of:

  • $50 PC Gift Card
  • Raise A Food Lover aprons for your children
  • Welcome kit

To enter, leave me a comment telling me what meal you love preparing with your family. I’ll pick a winner randomly on September 12th, 2018. Please make sure to leave your email address in the comment so I’m able to contact you.

Good luck—and happy cooking!
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46 comments:

Monique L.S. said...

My eldest likes helping me make tacos. She helps shred the cheese, and cut tomatoes.

Carol Denny said...

We love making tacos for dinner. Every one helps. One shreds the cheese, another shreds the lettuce.

Erica Seaman said...

My family loves baked chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I love to make lasagna with my family. It's everyone's favorite and it's fun for the kids to help layer the ingredients.

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ivy pluchinsky said...

I like to prepare homemade Lasagna for my family. It's a lot of work, but they seem to enjoy it.

krisha44 said...

The meal that we love to prepare as a family is our weekend breakfast....Eggs :) The girls get really excited to help mommy and daddy as we prepare and make omelettes and hashbrowns

Chrissy Da Silva said...

One of our favourite meals to make is Pizza ! The kids can personalize them with what they love! But we also love making pastas together!

Ktanti56 said...

I make my own tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes. It is the best with ravioli.

Wendy Hutton said...

we love making home made pizzas with the family we all choose to make our favorite which usually ends in grilled chicken, spinach and feta

Amy Heffernan said...

I think I would love to create something like lettuce tacos with my lil guy!!
Thanks!

Lisa Neutel said...

we love making mini personal pizzas together , nachos this way too , I love that we get to have fun while cooking together

Julie said...

We love to make taco's as the kids can add what they like!

Lee-Ann said...

Beef stew!

kathy downey said...

The grandkids love to make pizza loaded with their favourite veggies,we cut out the processed meats long ago.Teach the kids to be good to their bodies. #RaiseAFoodLover

Jenness M said...

We love making spaghetti and meatballs with caesar salad!

Nicky said...

I love making tacos with my family - everyone gets to customize their dinner!
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Dawn said...

we love to bake cookies thats not a meal but its cooking

Anonymous said...

The grandkids love to help make beef stew. One of their favorite dishes with homemade bread buns. They help with that too.
Florence Cochrane @fossie55

Glogirl said...

I like preparing Pancit with my family.

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lynnsbeans said...

for my family its homemade spaghetti sauce and homemade ravioli

lisa lee said...

I love preparing any kind of pasta salad with my family. I like that my daughter gets to see all the vibrant veggies that go in it and she loves to toss/stir everything together.

kp said...

We love to make fajitas with all the trimmings. Thank you.

kp said...

We love to make fajitas. Everyone can join in choosing side dishes and toppings. Thank you. pkg5050

Carole D said...

We love to prepare homemade spaghetti sauce. So delicious!

Jenny Major said...

We love making our own mini pizzas

Shelley Hickey said...

We love to make homemade pizza together

Karla S said...

we love to prepare pizza together! So fun and YUMMY!

Karla S said...

forgot the email.. ksceviour@hotmail.com

Juliee said...

The grandkids like to make pizzas when they are here. jfitze@hotmail.com

lushka said...

We love to make pizza together. So simple but so tasty!

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Lisa Bolduc said...

We like making pizza pockets

Lisa Bolduc said...

Oops. My email lisaandkevin@yahoo.ca

Kristy R said...

My daughter loves to help me make Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed shells. She loves mixing the ingredients together and then helping me to stuff the shells. It's messy, but it's fun!
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Anonymous said...

I love baking cookies and banana bread with my kids!

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Tainan Lu said...

I love making cakes with my mom
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Bee W Bedard said...

WOOT-WOOT!!! ๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŽ€ ๐ŸŒฟ We LOVE making spaghetti together. There is enough "jobs" with this prep so that everyone gets a couple "jobs" ๐Ÿ˜œ (¯`*•.¸ ♥ ✴️ ........THANK YOU!!!........ ✴️ ♥¸.•*´¯) Good luck everyone! brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

m j said...

Crock pot lasagna is one of our faces. And the kids like to get involved to

Anonymous said...

I like to make homemade pizza with my niece. It's a nice way to give her mom the night off! Linda @Seaway77 on Twitter (don't want to have my email address on a public blog)

Suzanne said...

We love preparing tacos together, there's always something to do
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RB said...

We like making fresh cold spring rolls with shrimp or tofu! It's like a make your own set-up.

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Jenn E said...

We got a spiralizer earlier this year and my daughter finds it quite amusing, so we have been loving making Asian zucchini/zoodle shrimp stir-fries lately! fifty.threee (at) live (dot) com

Katy said...

We cook all the time together. Homemade pizza is always a favourite!

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Gillian Morgan said...

I love making homemade spagetti.

Soozle said...

WE love to make homemade pizzas with side salads! It's always a favorite :)

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Maria Katie said...

We love making pizza together

Anonymous said...

We love making muffins and cookies... as well as healthier options, like salad, chicken, and pasta.

Gina

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