Kids love to be in the kitchen and it’s a great way to fill a little spare time and spend it together. Try to set aside at least one day a week to experiment and try a new recipe; there are so many benefits that you will find along your kitchen journey…
Cooking with your kids is important;
* Children who cook learn a life skill. I always tell my kids, ‘…if you like to eat, eventually you need to know how to cook just a little bit and cooking can be simple & fun!’
*The more children experiment with recipes and food, the more they taste which ultimately helps them find foods they like, which can promote making healthier choices. I have found that through recipe experimentation, we have found ways to eat foods we won’t necessarily eat alone.
*When families cook, children learn the value of the family unit working together.
* When you cook with your children you spend time together & create memories.
* And, as you cook with your children over prolonged periods of time…some day, you can call home & confidently ask them to start dinner (one of my personal favorites with teens in the house :))!