Kids love to help you in the kitchen. They can be a lot of help if you show them how to set the table or other safe practices. Simple snacks that kids will love to make include granola bars, carrot sticks and other healthy foods. It is important that your kids eat raw vegetables each day. This will give them the proper nutrition they need to grow. They also need the proper amount of dairy products and vegetables. Good nutrition will give your kids more energy. If your kids consume too many sweets, they soon become tired [...]
Build Stronger Families With Cooking Togetherness
Families need regular meals every day. Teaching children to cook should begin early. Toddlers love to get their hands into dough. This is a perfect time to begin to teach them to cook. It sets the tone for cooking togetherness that can last a lifetime.
What About Family Members Who Don’t Like to Cook?
Cooking is an interesting art. Introduce cooking as an art, rather than a drudgery or a chore. If the example set by older family [...]
Even if you love preparing authentic and elaborate meals from around the world, your family may not be receptive to your incredible dishes. Thankfully, there are some great ways to introduce them to exotic flavors and still keep them happy. Here are a few easy suggestions for global foods that children will appreciate.
Thai Chicken Satay: Most children love finger foods and chicken, so convincing them to eat a traditional Thai satay should not be too difficult. Prepare the satays with the traditional blend of [...]
Nothing beats hibachi when it comes to good food and fun for the whole family and if you know of a place in your area you ought to fire up the ADT home security system, pack up in the car and take off to an experience your taste buds won’t soon forget.
The essence of hibachi is in the culture that created it. In the Asian culture, the partaking of food is often seen less as a means of survival and more as a pleasurable experience – a luxury to be enjoyed with friends and family. Hibachi is all about showmanship with elaborate spectacles and acts that can often prove dangerous to the unprofessional. However, the true charm of hibachi lies in the ability to entertain you while you wait for your food. Rather than your children simply sitting and waiting for their meal to arrive, they are treated to an exciting act as a trained chef prepares their food both with style and flourish. And the only thing more enjoyable than watching a cook perform is getting to eat the food.
Just be warned – hibachi can get a little expensive if you aren’t prepared, but the food and the show are worth it.
All around the world families gather around the kitchen table to share meals and stories about everything from how their day went to what they plan on doing in the future, often times these converstaions take place over a meal. Eating breakfast together helps people start their days and sitting down together for dinner helps families finish the day that they started.
One dinner meal that can please even the pickiest eater is paella. Paella is a spanish rice dish that can be served with vegetables, meat or seafood. There is also mixed paella that can incorporate both meat [...]
Cooking is an experiment and an adventure all wrapped up in one in my house. I love to make new things and of course, use my family as my own personal focus group. This past weekend was a perfect chance for me to do that again.
I cooked spaghetti al dente. In a large bowl mixed some chopped onion, bell pepper, tomatoes and shredded cheese. To this mixture, I added some boiled and diced chicken breast. Once I had mixed all of this in a large bowl, I spread it out in a [...]
Perfect topic today as I was already looking at sites with healthy recipes for children. Children may sometimes be hard to make snacks and meals for as they are picky at different stages in their life. Parents may have to make meals around allergies or food intolerance’s at younger ages. Let’s start off with the main meal of the day, breakfast, crepes can be made in large batches to be refrigerated for use later in the week and [...]
Cooking a meal together is one of the best ways for a family to spend time together while teaching kids a skill they can use for the rest of their life. Preparing a meal with your family makes the whole process more fun. It can also encourage kids to try new foods and create different recipes.
Teaching kids about healthy foods and nutrition will be easier if they are in the kitchen helping you. They’ll be more likely to eat it if they helped make it.
Cooking together can begin by looking through [...]