Let your kids to cook dinner, even when they are too young to actually know what cooking is! Cooking at home is always better for your food budget and for your health. And, if you let your kids to cook dinner, each week means a great night out in the kitchen.
That’s a great deal, just from that one night a week. So, how do you get started with your children cooking real food? It’s really very simple and you can do it from the very beginning. All you have to do is get them used to junior cooking and show them what junior cooking is all about.
Junior cooking starts when your children are old enough to learn to “itate.” This is the first step towards cooking dinner. Let your kids make the plates. Let them make the meal. Let them choose the food they want to eat. At this point you are opening the door for your children to learn how to cook real food.
Junior cooking also means that you need to learn about the four basic cooking styles: stew, soup, roast and barbeque. Once your children are old enough to learn how to cook these four meals, you can start getting into more advanced cooking. For instance, you can start learning about gingham recipes. Or you can get your children used to planning a dinner menu by having them plan out a week worth of meals.
When your kids are old enough to learn how to cook a meal, you can help them become chefs by letting them watch you cook. Let your child watch you cook vegetables and then let them create snacks by using the same techniques they learned from watching you. It is a great way to connect with your kids on a daily basis about kitchen skills and cooking techniques.
Let your kids to cook dinner and bond with your whole family. Your kids love spending time with their parents. They grow up playing, building memories, and doing things together as a family unit. The more time you spend cooking meals together as a family, the more quality time you spend together. That quality time helps forge bonds and it helps foster a long-lasting relationship.
Don’t be afraid to mix in other activities during one on one time with your kids. Let them play one on one basketball, let them ride their bikes or let them sleep over at your house. You can create countless activities that bring you both closer. In fact, I encourage it! By spending one hour or more a day cooking, you will have plenty of quality time with your kids.
Your children will love spending time with you, sharing a meal, and watching you cook delicious food. Let them feel like they are an important part of the family. Let your children’s cooking dinner with you feel like a family outing, rather than just something you do at home. To be sure that this is really the case, you should also spend quality time together during meal preparation and cleaning. Don’t underestimate the impact that good food kids cooking can have on the strength of your relationship as a family unit.