Getting Kids Involved in the Kitchen

Posted by Jennifer (The RD)

When I was little, I can remember being mesmerized by what was going on in the kitchen. My sister and I used to sit at the kitchen counter just waiting for our turn to be able to stir, pour, or help out in any way we could. It was exciting for us to think that we were actually able to help out and gave us a sense of pride because we felt like we actually helped create what we were eating.  The food always seemed to taste just a little better on those days when we were actually able to help out mom.  As you can see in the picture above, my friend Isabelle had the greatest time cooking with me this past Saturday.   I truly believe that getting children involved with cooking is an easy way to introduce new foods, healthy cooking methods, etc.  Believe me, most children are so excited to be involved in the whole process, they won’t care if you do something like substitute applesauce for oil in a cake recipe or substitute some tofu for ricotta cheese in the lasagna.  Perhaps we can start posting a few kid friendly recipes in the near future.  Happy cooking!  🙂

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