Mamas, do I have a treat for you, literally. This week’s Luxe Local feature is Cater Tots, a new meal service company geared towards families where lovingly homemade, child-friendly and healthy meals are created by Houston mama and chef Margaret Bravo. With the goal of getting children to love eating nutritious food from an early age, Margaret scours the region for the best local ingredients and prepares all items fresh to order. Her menus include Kids Dishes and Grown Up Dishes sure to please everyone in your family. Cater Tots has found the sweet spot at the intersection of healthy and convenient – aka every mom’s dream – and trust me, it is indeed sweet!
Cater Tots takes pride in finding the most nutritious and delicious ingredients for their menu items. Inspired by her Grandmother’s recipes, Margaret uses only the best local and organic ingredients and looks for ways to make every item as healthy as possible. Think coconut oil instead of butter and veggies hidden inside the ketchup.
To make enjoying home-cooked goodness as easy as possible for busy families, Cater Tots orders are delivered directly to your doorstep. Cater Tots offers free local delivery (in Houston) and has just launched overnight shipping to anywhere in the US (shipping fees apply). Cater Tots is perfect to order for a birthday party, play date, or a busy weekend with guests in town.
Speaking of guests in town, we couldn’t wait to try out Cater Tots for ourselves and found the perfect weekend while the boys’ Grandparents were visiting from Indiana. Our selected menu items included the chicken nuggets with a side of zucchini hummus and pita chips, wheat yeast rolls, cookies, cinnamon rolls and sausage rolls. The boys gobbled up the chicken nuggets and the wheat rolls so fast that I barely scored a bite! The zucchini hummus is so good – I reluctantly shared a little with the boys, but easily could have devoured the entire serving myself. It is the best tasting hummus ever, and I eat hummus basically every day as a staple in my vegetarian diet. The cinnamon rolls and sausage rolls are truly out of this world. When we received our order, I immediately popped the freshly baked rolls into the freezer and saved them for our weekend brunch. They warmed up easily in the oven, filled the entire house with a heavenly scent, and tasted as if they had been made that very morning. The slightly sweet, soft, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the cinnamon rolls and sausage rolls made our family brunch extra special.
I’m so excited about Cater Tots and can’t wait to place our next order. Be sure to check out their website to read all about the healthy, homemade deliciousness that could be at your family’s next meal!
(BTW, how gorgeous is the food photography on their website? You may recognize the talent of the one and only Christi Minter. I heart small worlds!)
Author: Candace Thomas