Disclaimer: Our family received complimentary items from our friends at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for the purposes of this post. All opinions are 100% those of the author.
Where can you find healthy kid’s menu options at a Fast Casual Restaurant in DFW?
One of the biggest challenges being a busy family in Dallas-Fort Worth is feeding the children. Single parents try to cook at home but more often than not with school just around the corner and even busier schedules we are looking for options that are quick, close to home, economical and healthy. Many times I have had to sacrifice the “healthy” part but I am glad that Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has helped my family bring their “Healthy Back!” Not only are we bringing “Healthy Back” with these award winning kid’s menu options but it is bringing some single parent sanity back as well.
Award Winning with Medical City Children’s Hospital
A few months ago we had the opportunity to visit the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen test kitchen and their partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital to challenge four, two-person student teams to create healthy, hand-crafted dishes through the Kids Fit Menu program. Each student team was required to incorporate a full serving of fruits or vegetables into their recipe, as well as follow strict guidelines regarding the amount of sugar, sodium and trans fat that could be utilized in their dish.
The four winners of the student-led competition received scholarships from Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and their dishes were available on kid’s menus beginning August 1st, for a limited time. Congratulations to Abelardo Villegas and Hope Cachay from Jack E. Singley Academy and Kaitlyn Flenker and Vivian Martin from Buinger Career and Technology Education Academy! Read more about it here!
The Kids Fit Menu
Starting on August 1, the winning dishes, Pizza Dippers and a Honey Lime Chicken Wrap, will be unveiled at nine of the company’s DFW casual dining locations including:
- Greenville Ave.
- The Colony
- Little Road
Find a location near you at Cheddars.com
My son ordered the Pizza Dippers. He loved them and they were fun to dip in the special sauce. The Pizza dippers include: Pizza flatbread with vegetable marinara, mozzarella and grilled chicken. Served with a side of glazed tropical fruit. The Honey Lime Chicken Wrap includes: Grilled chicken, cheddar and jack cheese, crisp vegetables and honey lime dressing. Served with fresh strawberries and key lime mousse with a cherry on top. These special kid’s healthy entrees run around $4.99 to $5.29.
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Check out the menu at the bottom of this postCheddars KidFit Menu_Final
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