Best Kids Menu | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Best Kids Menu

Life & Time

Best Kids Menu
Whitney Whitehouse

Life & Time

Garrett Wales and Mike Moor, Cofounders

What's the concept behind "free range fast food"?

Parents know all too well the struggle of keeping up with a busy schedule while still feeding their kids the nutrients they need. It's become too easy to pick up something fast that doesn't contribute to their health or wellness. We're here to change that. We don't want parents to have to sacrifice the health of their children, or themselves, for convenience or price. That's why Life & Time exists; we're working to bring healthy, sustainable, organic and most importantly, real food options to everyone — at speeds that compete with the traditional fast food restaurants.

Why did you decide to include special menu options for kids?

Children are the face of our future and we want to help grow and sustain healthy communities. While we were building out our menu, we always knew we wanted to put a major emphasis on affordable, healthy options for kids. Our founders are both parents themselves, so the need for food that they'd feel comfortable feeding their own kids was very important.

What's the secret to making healthy food that kids actually like to eat?

Thoughtfully sourced ingredients are at the heart of delicious, healthy kids food. We took traditional items that kids are familiar with and searched to find the best ingredients possible to make them in a way that parents would actually feel good about. Take for example our Crispy Chicken Tenders — this is a very traditional item you'd find on a kid's menu, but we make ours in-house with 100 percent organic free-range chicken breasts, house-made gluten-free breading that's free of MSG or additives, and we crisp the strips in sunflower oil.

Describe the perfect PB&J.

We'd have to say ours! Between two pieces of organic, whole wheat, 24-grain bread, we spread organic peanut butter and a no-sugar-added marionberry jam. Our twist on this classic features bread that's packed full of nutrients and a jam that isn't loaded with added sugar. Plus, it's delicious!

Life & Time
320 SW Century Dr., Suite 100, Bend
Mon.-Sun., 7am – 9pm
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