My toddler is getting to the age when just playing is not enough – now he is interested in doing little projects and activities. I find myself scanning Pinterest and looking for online resources to find fun activities to keep him busy!
Last week I received a great activity in the mail from Chipotle Mexican Grill, which was a saviour because I had a crazy week with hardly a moment to spare. When I get things in the mail, it pretty much always makes me happy (unless it’s my credit card bill because I have to hide it ASAP from the husband!).
My son and I received a Grow Book – it was loaded with all kinds of puzzles, recipes and activities. The main focus was learning about sustainable ingredients.
My son coloured all over the book, used all of the stickers inside, and I read to him about vegetables. He had no idea that vegetables were grown in the ground so there were probably about 30 “why?” questions which stemmed from that, but at least he learned a lot along the way.
The book came with some tomato seeds that he planted all by himself which he loved! He has been watering his tomato seeds every day since.
A few recipe cards came as well, so I tried the guacamole recipe for dinner. It was simple, and very good!
2 Haas Avocados
2 TSP of Fresh Lime Juice
2 TBSP of Fresh Cilantro (chopped)
1/4 Red Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 Jalapeno (finely chopped) – I skipped this ingredient because my son was going to eat it!
1?4 TSP of Salt
Cut the avocado in half. Separate and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. Add in lime juice and salt. Mash with a fork. Fold in the remaining ingredients.
We received some lovely vouchers for Chipotle in the mail as well! My love for Chipotle is pretty huge. I LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it pretty much every day. My picky eater husband (did you notice I didn’t say “my picky eater toddler” but my husband instead?!) is not a cilantro lover, so when I force him to eat Mexican with me it’s near impossible to please him because cilantro is pretty much in everything. So when I am heading to Yorkdale, or to the Shops at Don Mills on my own, I love stopping in for food at one of those Chipotle locations.
This weekend we made the trip to the Shops at Don Mills for some shopping, and since I did have those vouchers, and since I do love Chipotle, we all went there for lunch. I hadn’t taken my son before, and I actually had no idea they had kids meals! My son had a quesadilla, nachos (he could have had fruit if he wanted), an apple juice and rice. My husband and I each got the Steak Burrito Bowl, which is one of my favourite things on the menu. Cilantro was obviously in the bowl so I asked him what he thought, and he said it was really good, so he wasn’t overwhelmed by the cilantro. Overall the meal was a success! I got to shop, and eat at one of my favourite places – lucky girl.
Overall the Grow Book from Chipotle Mexican Grill worked out great and we enjoyed the fun activities it had to offer!
Disclaimer: This product was provided for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.