You’ve heard it said a million times. “Parenting is the most difficult, but most rewarding job you’ll ever do.”
And this is true.
What people never tell you, though, is that a very large part of parenting involves doing the same very unrewarding tasks again, and again and again.
High up on the list of thankless parenting tasks is getting kids to use their manners (have you ever met a parent who didn’t have to remind their kid to say please and thank you at least daily?), cleaning and doing the laundry. Dear God, the laundry. The washing, drying and folding cycle of even one child is almost enough to make you think twice about having any more.
At least laundry doesn’t require creativity though. And it’s for that reason that making dinner every night wins the award of the least rewarding parental chore.
On a typical day before dinner, there’s every chance you’ve already made breakfast, gotten the kids ready, gotten yourself ready, done drop-off to school, or daycare (both if you’re really lucky), spent all day working and taken the kids to after-school activities. You’re exhausted and you still have to contend with wrestling them into the bath, helping them with their homework, and answering their random 37 bedtime requests before you’ll get a minute to yourself.
Your brainpower is well and truly drained by the time you have to prepare dinner for the kids. Trying to think up original, quick, healthy, crowd-pleasing dinner recipes that can be made from the ingredients you have on hand feels like a form of torture when you’re tired.
And even when you manage to do the impossible and muster enough imagination and effort to use a leftover sausage, frozen peas and a can of tomatoes to whip up a delicious sausage curry, it’s often met with “Ew, that looks disgusting” before the kids have even taken a bite. Then most of it gets left on their plate anyway.
But what choice do you have?
We all need to eat and getting takeaway is often an expensive and none-too-healthy alternative that triggers the familiar pangs of mum-guilt.
Well, there’s a new choice on the table. Pun intended.
It’s healthy, cheap, and to top it off, home-delivered.
Go! Kidz is the name you need to remember and their ready-to-eat kids meal factory is located right here in the Sutherland Shire. They popped up only a few months ago and their (soon-to-be-expanding) product range already has 16 different meals to choose from, which are suitable for kids aged 2-18.
From ready-to-eat favourites like Chicken Nuggets and Lasagne to new favourites like Moussaka and Vege Loaded Mac n Cheese, each one has been specially formulated by Dietitian Skye Swaney, formerly Senior Dietitian at Australia’s Healthy Kids Association. Meals have a 4 or 5-star health rating, include 1-3 serves of vegetables and find a happy balance between nutritious and delicious. There are even healthy desserts!
Our kids sampled a selection of meals from the range and you can read those reviews here.
Meals come in three different sizes and range between $3.99 and $6.95:
- 150g for 2-4-year-olds.
- 200g for 5-10-year-olds.
- 300g for 11 years +.
All meals are 100% Australian made from 100% fresh Australian ingredients but they arrive snap frozen so that you can serve them on the nights you’re short on time. They can be reheated and ready to serve in five minutes.
Go! Kidz also offers flexible meal plans. We love that you can choose how regularly you’d like your meals and they’ll be delivered the next business day for free within the Sutherland Shire (and wider Sydney metro area). Better still, they come in packaging that is made from fully compostable, biodegradable and recyclable materials.
You can pause or cancel meal plans at any time, but after you’ve experienced the ease that comes with having Go! Kidz meals ready when your kids are, we doubt you’ll want to!
Support local business and take dinner off your plate. It’s a win, win. Get 7 of the large 300g meals delivered for $45.