This month’s theme for Family Dinner Book Club is Citizenship/Responsibility, and our lead book is Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth by Nicola Davies. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, as well as festive table decorations. Head over to Growing Book by Book for a full reading list of books about Citizenship and Responsibility. Then visit Sunny Day Family for family activity ideas. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook or Instagram page!
This month’s theme is citizenship or responsibility. Being a good citizen of our home town, our country, or our planet. We can and should take responsibility for the world around us and work to make it a better place to live. We can take responsibility and be good citizens in many ways, including the way we eat.
This vegetarian meal starring falafel felt like the perfect way to celebrate responsibility for our planet and our bodies. The production of meat takes a lot of resources, and eating vegetarian just 1 day a week can help to reduce our footprint. You can visit your local farmer’s market to find all the produce you’ll need for this meal. At my farmer’s market, there are even vendors who sell hummus and various dips, bread, honey, and eggs. Eating locally is a wonderful way to help support small businesses, find high quality organic foods, and again help to reduce our footprint.
Family Dinner Book Club
Falafel (recipe below)
hummus, tzatziki, roasted red pepper sauce
carrots, avocados, red onions, black olives
grapes, strawberries, mandarins