One thing Sam will reliably eat, no trickery necessary: The macaroni and cheese at Noodles & Company. Lucky for us, Noodles (as it’s known around our house) is pretty much the only family restaurant that fits our current criteria of quick, inexpensive, and loud enough to cover any kid-related outbursts.
There’s a lot I like about the food too. I like that everything’s made to order, that you can add lean protein to any dish, and that I can order a dish of steamed broccoli on the side for the kids. They also have a great online nutrition guide, so you can make good choices if you’re watching your calories, sodium, or even avoiding gluten.
So that’s why I’m doing my first-ever giveaway. Noodles & Company recently invited us for a special tasting of their “Grown-Up” Mac & Cheeses (while Sam wouldn’t venture beyond their standard Wisconsin Mac, Henry liked the Bacon Mac & Cheeseburger, and I was partial to the Truffle Mac with Baby Portabellas). These Grown-Up Macs are only around another week, but Noodles & Company is giving one reader four coupons for free noodle bowls that can be used anytime this year.
To enter, leave a comment sharing your favorite kid-friendly restaurant and your best tip for either a) keeping your kids in their seats or b) ordering a meal for your children that doesn’t involve hot dogs or chicken nuggets.
The giveaway will run until Monday, May 2nd at 10pm EST. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email, then have 72 hours to respond with a mailing address.