Every time you enjoy a family meal at Colt’s, you’re not just sharing a delicious dinner—you’re making memories and helping your children (and yourself) reap lifelong benefits at school, work and beyond!
It may seem like a lot to ask of a meal—but your family dinner is up to the task, and we here at Colt’s are happy to help. Just read on as we explore some of the big benefits of a barbecue family dinner.
A break from the hustle and bustle
Life can get pretty busy—but that doesn’t have to stop you from slowing down and enjoying a delicious meal with your family! In fact, by taking the time to gather together and recharge, you may find that eating as a family helps you regain your focus and feel even more confident about the week ahead, whether that involves a project at school or a big deadline at work.
Plus, barbecue is an especially effortless option for families because it gives everyone the chance to indulge in whatever their favorite flavors may be. Each member of your family might gravitate toward something different—to everything from a Burnt End sandwich to a Pulled Pork Plate, Jumbo Wings and beyond—but with so many Colt’s flavors to choose from, you don’t need to drive all over town to find something that everyone can really enjoy.
As a bonus, barbecue is the ultimate family food—and unlike a formal dinner planned to perfection, it’s a cuisine that brings us together and lets us feel comfortable and completely ourselves! Dig in and discover what taking a break together can do for your family.
Long-term healthy habits
According to the American College of Pediatricians, children who eat dinner with their families more often tend to have healthier habits beyond the dinner table—from choosing more fruits and veggies, to enjoying wholesome beverage options and much more.
Sound mind and emotions
In addition to fueling the body in a healthy way, family dinners are also good for the mind! Teens tend to have better emotional health and overall life satisfaction when they eat more frequent family meals, regardless of their economic situation, according to the American College of Pediatricians.
One of the biggest academic boosts you can give your child is regular family dinners! According to The Family Dinner Project, students can enjoy improved academic performance and higher self-esteem when they enjoy dinner with their families. Plus, children can use family dinner as an opportunity to brainstorm ideas, learn about tricky concepts and enjoy meaningful support from the people who love them!
Family dinners give us the chance to connect, share stories and encourage each other as we all try to navigate whatever the day may bring. There’s nothing a good dinner can’t fix—and even children who are still too young for school can benefit from this kind of regular communication! According to the American College of Pediatricians, preschool-aged kids can benefit greatly from the exposure to language and conversation these informal family dinner settings can bring.
Bonus: No prep or cleaning!
Now that you know a few of the many benefits behind family dinners, swing by Colt’s and dig into the delicious tradition! We can’t wait to see you soon.