Passport to Flavor: Visit Italy

Dining with Children

We’ve challenged your children to become global citizens without leaving Lake County by grabbing a Passport to Flavor and taking our Global Dine Around Challenge for Kids. Yesterday we headed to Cuba, today we’re headed to a familiar destination, but maybe that will make it easier to try something new! Today we head to Italy!

italian dining in lake county

Italian Dining in Lake County

Try Lauretta’s Italian Bake Shop & Cafe, 709 S. Lake St. in Mundelein. It’s true kids love pasta, so an Italian restaurant is an easy sell. Especially at Lauretta’s where freshly made baked treats tempt young and old alike.

Photo Via Lauretta’s on Facebook

Take the Challenge:

Mix things up and encourage your child to try something new that’s healthy too. Caprese Skewers take your traditional Caprese salad and puts it on a stick.  Put anything on a stick, and it instantly becomes more interesting for a child!  Such a better option than a corn dog don’t you think?

Mangia! Mangia! by Amy Wilson Sanger
From hearty minestrone and risotto stirred and stirred with heart to sweet, cool gelato, Mangia! Mangia! Introduces young tummies to tasty treats from the land of linguini. Rhyming text and colorful collage art show that there’s much more to Italian food than spaghetti! The back cover features a glossary of Italian terms used in the book.
(From Amazon)

Before you go, print out this coloring sheet to take with you and your kids can learn more about Italy while they wait for their food!

Italy Coloring Sheet Placemat

Italy Coloring Sheet Placemat

By Loralie

When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home.

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Passport to Flavor: Visit Italy

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