Kids Eat Free! in Boulder

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Monday

  • Larkburger invites kids ages 12 and under to eat FREE every Monday from 4 p.m. to close when an adult spends $9. 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 303.444.1487
  • Beau Jo’s Pizza’s Kids Night is Mondays. Up to 2 kids eat FREE with each paying adult. Plus there is kids’ entertainment each night. They have gluten-free & dairy-free options. 2690 Baseline Road, Boulder. 303.554.5312

Tuesday

  • Oscar Blues in Lyons offers Kids Eat CHEAP on Tuesday. Kids eat for 99 cents off their kids’ menu. 303 Main Street, Lyons. 303.485.9400

Wednesday

  • The Attic Bar & Bistro offers a Kids Eat Free until 7pm. 949 Walnut St., Boulder. 303.415.1300.
  • Wahoo’s Fish Tacos serves up to two FREE kids meals for every $10 adult meal purchased after 4pm on Weds. Kids must be 12 or younger. 2790 Pearl Street, Boulder. 303.473.9072
  • Mamacita’s offers Kids Eat for CHEAP off the kids menu all night. Kids eat for 99 cents of the kids’ menu. This restaurant is on The Hill–great people watching.

Thursday

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

  • Centro Latin Kitchen has Family Night each Sunday where Kids under 10 receive a FREE kid’s entrée (choice of any entrée from the Centro kids’ menu) with the purchase of an adult entrée after 5 p.m. 950 Pearl St., Boulder. 303.442.7771.

Everyday Discounts for Kids

  • Minglewood offers Kids Eat Cheap Every Day. Kids get all you can eat pasta for $6. My kids love this place!
  • Moe’s Original Bar B Que offers Kids Eat Cheap Every Day. Kids 10 and under pay $2 for their kids menu daily. They are new in town, but delicious!
  • St. Julien/Jill’s offers free meals for children 3 and under when they eat off the children’s menu. 900 Walnut St., Boulder. 720.406.9696
  • The Taj offers Kids Eat Free under 5. Between 5 and 10 years kids pay 1/2 price for meals. 2630 Baseline Rd., Boulder. 303.494.5216
  • Smiling Moose provides a Free Kids Meal with the purchase of any sandwich, chips, & a drink. Coupon is at the link above. 3223 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. 303.530.2700.
  • Wild Mountain Brewery offers Kids Eat Free on the first Tuesday of each month. For kids 12 and under with a paying adult. 70 East First Street, Nederland. 303.258.WILD.
  • Casa Alvarez offers Kids Eat Free every day with the purchase of an adult meal. Just join their club-it’s free, easy and you get the discount the same day. 3161 Walnut Street, Boulder. 303.546.0630.

Don’t forget to always call ahead to make sure these restaurants are still offering their Kids Eat Free deals as they are subject to change at any time.

If you tried one of the Kids Eat Free! deals, did you like it? Which restaurant[s] are your family’s favorites in the Boulder area? Where are some other great deals for families? Any favorites for the gluten-free crowd? Dairy-free crowd?

Kale Your Whole Family Will Enjoy! Really!!

I have been thinking a lot about Kale. Sounds funny, but it is so healthy and I have found a way to get my kids [and husband] to eat it. I make Kale Chips. They are so easy and even my nieces who are super picky eaters couldn’t get enough of what they thought were just green chips. Of course they wouldn’t touch them until they felt the healthy competition with my two boys who were clearly going to clean the bowl.

The good stuff in Kale:

Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin E, Folacin, Iron, Potassium, & Magnesium

Kale Chips Recipe

  • Buy one head of kale [I’ve tried all different types and the kids like them all]
  • Clean and chop into 1″ to 2″ pieces
  • Put kale “chips” into the bowl and coat lightly with olive oil and a pinch of salt [I like sea salt]
  • Turn oven to broil and place the uncooked “chips” on a baking tray or glass pan
  • Cook the kale for 5 minutes [more or less depending on your over] turning every minute or when some chips start to get crispy, but others are still soft. You are aiming for some consistency. Most kids prefer them crispy, but not over cooked [blackened].
  • Pull them out. Let them cool for a few minutes. Put them in front of your kids and watch them inhale them!

No Cook Kale Chips

I read a blog [I cannot find it now!] about “No Cook Kale”. This mom did more of less what I suggest above, but then she put the tray of kale on the dash of her car on one of our warm days. She left it there for an hour or so and when she picked up her kids from school they were warm and ready to eat. By the time they were home the whole tray was gone.

Lemon Kale Chips

Elana’s Pantry recipe for Lemon Kale Chips. This website is always good for excellent Gluten Free recipes. I highly recommend it!

What other nutritious snacks do your kids/family love?