May 24, 2012

Are your children tired of always getting chicken nuggets when going out to dinner? The menu is always the same; chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, a hot dog, or a grilled cheese sandwich. Don't our children deserve better?

Restaurants recognize that parents want healthier options for the entire family when dining out. Many are beginning to roll-out healthier children's meal options that will still satisfy your little food critics.

It can be challenging to select restaurants that serve kids meal that are healthy yet still taste good. My top picks for healthy kids meals in Orange County are:

True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen has become one of my children's favorite dining locations in Orange County. The restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to create healthy kids meals for children dining at their restaurant. You can expect a flavorful meal that is comparable to the types of meals they are getting at home. My children's favorite kids meals to order at True Food Kitchen are the ravioli or the sloppy joe.

Wahoo's Fish Tacos

Wahoo's fish tacos has a good selection of healthy kids meal options. Children can get a healthy bowl with brown rice, black beans and grilled chicken or a freshly made taco. While still having the option of the traditional quesadilla kids meal, Wahoo's has many options offering healthy dining for children." 

Native Foods Cafe

Kids are cool at Native Foods Cafe. The vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurant is top on my children's favorite list for getting a deliciously healthy kids meal. My children's favorite is the quinoa macaroni and cheese or the brontosaurus burrito. Native foods have taken traditional kids meals, and turned them into healthier versions with cool names to get even the pickiest eater excited.

Stonefire Grill

Stonfire Grill offers healthy choices for kids including a slab of ribs, quinoa salads, and roasted chicken. Best part about Stonefire is that all of their food is prepared to order with the freshest ingredients. Stonefire even makes their barbecue sauce daily from scratch!" 

A healthy well balanced diet is vital in raising healthy children. Children can still dine-out and live a healthy lifestyle with the help of these restaurants.