Friday, September 4, 2015

Kick Off Back To School Season with Chipotle's Grow Book + Catering {Giveaway - Ends 9/20}

With school back is session, the days are long but filled with wholesome learning. My son's education is of the utmost importance to me, and so I do my best to provide him with a wide range of educational opportunities. One area I try to encourage Buddy to learn more about is how to lead a healthy lifestyle through eating real food and knowing where it comes from. We've been to farmer's markets, to farms and through the isles of grocery stores - all places we stop and talk about the food we see. Besides hands-on experience with making good food choices everyday, how else can we drive this message home?

This sponsored post is brought to you by Chipotle. All opinions are 100% my own. 

We have a lot of activity workbooks around here, but none quite like the Grow Book from Chipotle. Buddy enjoys them so I figured we'd give this one a shot. Despite my general disdain for workbooks (they're typically just full of nonsensical busy work), I'm pleasantly surprised with the beautiful content inside the Grow Book that lends itself to be more of an educational activity book. No matter where your kid is on the spectrum of understanding where their food comes from, he will certainly walk away knowing it doesn't just come from the grocery store.

Join "Steve the Seed" as he journeys through every aspect of growing food. From how and where food grows, to how food helps you grow and everything between. This activity book features a Chipotle-esque style similar to the Cultivating Thought artwork found on the bags and cups in Chipotle restaurants. There's also a page of stickers, a recipe for guacamole and a packet of tomato seeds included with the book.

The Grow Book contains a lot of wonderful information. Kids will learn how plants start as seeds and use soil, water and the sun to grow. They will learn the parts of a plant and how fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients for their bodies. Colorful images throughout really enhance the impact of this activity book. The journey of produce from farm to farmer's market to the dinner table is discussed too. What I like about the Grow Book is that it gets kids thinking about their food in a realistic, deeper way.

Black and white dress most of each page, leaving coloring opportunities everywhere. While each page is loaded with quick facts and straightforward information all about growing, there's plenty of interactive fun too. Kids will find riddles, a word search, maze, and find-the-difference (Buddy's favorite) and color-the-hidden-message activities. The last couple pages have additional activity suggestions like counting the fruits and vegetables in your fridge and making a compost bin.

Buddy is now 6 1/2 and in first grade. WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! He's an amazing reader and far too smart for his own good. The activities in the Grow Book are on point for his age and introduced him to a lot of information and facts about growing and farming that he found interesting. I would say kids age 5-10 would be most interested in the Grow Book, although I've enjoyed flipping through it's unique content several times myself. I love the style and color throughout. This is definitely not your average activity book, but something much better, as I would expect from Chipotle!
 
Catering By Chipotle

A new school year is exciting and deserves it's own par-tay! Throw a back to school party with delicious, GMO-free Mexican cuisine. Chipotle offers create-your-own taco or burrito bowl catering spreads for as little as 20 people and up to 200. Burritos by the box and chips and salsa spreads are also available. Catering orders can be ordered in as little as 24 hours in advance. Check out Chipotle.com/catering to find a Chipotle near you that offers catering for your next event. 

Enter To Win:
One of my readers will receive the Chipotle Grow Book AND Chipotle catering for 20 people (a $304 value)!

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

45 comments:

Elena said...

I love their burritos. I would order catering for my birthday

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I adore their chicken burrito bowls, I would love them to cater my Husband's Birthday

Candice said...

I would use it to cater a party for Christmas. I love their White and Brown Cilantro-Lime Rice.

Julie Wood said...

My favorite is the Chicken Burrito with rice and all the toppings! It is so good! I would love my Dad's 85th birthday catered!!

Dawn Monroe said...

I like the rice and bean Chipolte burrito. I would use it for my sons 18th birthday party.

aperry said...

I love the non gmo burrito bowl. I'd like to have my son's birthday party catered.

Sarah said...

I love their veggie burrito! And I'd have them cater our kickoff meeting for MOPS :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher@yahoo.com

Shakeia Rieux said...

I like their chicken bowl.I would like them to cater my grandpa's birthday

Shelly Peterson said...

I would like to try a burrito. I would use it to cater a family dinner.

Kristen Servais said...

Love their guac! I would cater my nephews 1st bday party

Amanda said...

I think I would have dd's bday party catered! I like their chicken soft corn tacos!

LauraJJ said...

Oh my favorite is their Burrito bowls! YUM! I would love to have my sons upcoming birthday party catered by Chipotle!

terry maigi said...

Their chicken burrito is my favorite!! This would be perfect for my baby shower!

Natalie said...

My favorite is their chicken burrito bowl and I would love to cater our annual work picnic!

gypsy said...


I love their burrito bowl with carnitas, black beans, brown rice, sour cream, guac and cheese. I would host an extended family get together and invite our neighbors too.

steve weber said...

I usually get the 3 chicken soft shell tacos.. nom nom nom - I would love to cater for my dad's 60th birthday in November!

ferriz said...

i love their bowls with black beans and rice and carnitas. i would love them to cater my birthday!
danielle marie xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

crystalf said...

I get the chicken burrito with extra sour cream, corn salsa, pinto beans, cheese and brown rice. I would have something done for the 6th grade teachers at my daughter's school. Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

April said...

My fave is the chicken bowel with guac! I'd like to cater for my birthday!

Helen Griffith said...

Barbacoa tacos or the bowl are amazing!!! I would eat Chipotle any time of the day :) I would use this to cater my brother's birthday party.

Cheyenne W said...

My favorite meal is burrito with brown rice, veggies, hot sauce, cheese, sour cream, and chips with a side of guacamole. Yeah, I love Chipotle!

CindyWindy2003 said...

My favorite is the chicken burrito and I would want them to cater a birthday party.

Anonymous said...

I love the black beans and rice and carnitas and would have a tailgate catered

JOE GERSCH

JOEBISSY@MAIL dot com

Rachel said...

I like Chicken Burritos and I'd order for my son's birthday party

meredith m said...

I like the burrito bowls - I need to have my childs birthday party soon

Kaye Swain said...

What a fun contest. I love Chipotle and my grandkids would really enjoy that book.Thanks for the info and your hard work on this project. :)

Heather Hayes Panjon said...

My Favorite Chipotle Order Is A Chicken Burrito With Rice, Black Beans, Cheese, Lettuce,And Sour Cream. I'd Like To Have Chipotle To Cater A Tailgate Party For Football!
hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I'd love to win and surprise my friend with an engagement party for her and her new fiance!

Feisty Fox said...

I like the veggie burrito bowls & I'd love to win and have a football party.

Courtney Fisk said...

Burrito bowel with all the fixins'! I would love to have a retirement gathering for my Dad who retires next month.

sandyhills x said...

I would have to say it is the veggie burrito and for an upcoming birthday party -shaunie

Claudia said...

I like the Chicken Bowl and I would like my mom's 80th birthday on 11/8 catered!

Betsy Barnes said...

My favorite item at Chipolte is the Chicken with rice bowl. I would love to win this catering for my son's 23rd birthday, it's his favorite! :)

susan1215 said...

I like their chicken bowl with rice and vegetables. .I would like them to cater my birthday

laurasloves said...

I love their chips and guacamole. I would use the catering for my birthday which would be such a treat.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

slehan said...

Their guac is the best. I'd have them cater my friend's 50th birthday party.
Thanks for the contest.

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Donna said...

I love the burrito bowl, and would have a halloween party catered. What fun! (Donna)

Cynthia Dawson said...
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Cynthia Dawson said...

I would have my daughters birthday catered and I love I love their chips and guacamole!

tina reynolds said...

I love the steak burrito and the chips and salsa love love the chips. I would love to cater my husbands upcoming birthday!

Rebecca Lock said...

I like the chicken and rice burrito. I have have them cater my son's 19th birthday party.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I enjoy their burrito bowl with the works. Would like to cater a family get together

AEKZ2 said...

I like their chicken bowls. I'd like to cater a get together with friends for my anniversary.

Kristen said...

Wow....how did I miss this amazing giveaway???

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