#SaturdayFun: Cook with your kids

#SaturdayFun: Cook with your kids

#SaturdayFun: Cook with your kids

by August 1, 2015 0 comments

Happy new month sweethearts! it’s Saturday!! Yippee! What better time to spend some quality time with our kids, nieces and nephews. A good way to go about this, is to cook with your kids.

 

Yea, you read that right. Going out to spend a lot on amusement parks and funfairs aren’t the only way to bond with children. In fact if you cook with your kids, you will have much more fun interacting with them. The truth though, is that to cook with your kids isn’t as easy as it sounds. So we are sharing a few tips that might come in handing. These are general tips you can apply at any time of the day.

 

Tips to cook with your kids without losing your mind:

 

  1. Create a kids’ cooking station. Seat them at the dinner table or counter away from the heat so that you can whip up dinner with minimal interference.

 

  1. Start small. Give toddlers little tasks that won’t slow down your meal preparation, such as stirring or rinsing off vegetables. You can increase their responsibilities as they age.

 

  1. Give yourself plenty of time and multitask. Take advantage of those long days off from school and find a few recipes for them to cook that just happens to result in a family dinner.

 

  1. Create the menu together. Encourage kids to explore cookbooks and websites for recipes. The more invested they are in the meal, the less likely they’ll whine about it.

 

  1. Keep cleaning equipment close by. Enlisting kids in the cleanup will make the experience more pleasant for everyone — and teach them another essential life skill!

 

  1. Invite a confident cook to help. If you’re a kitchen novice, this is an ideal time to learn alongside your kids. If you’re a confident cook, you’ll have some extra help.

 

  1. Sign up for parent-and-kid cooking classes. You’ll pick up teaching tips, kid-friendly recipes and possibly new family friends.

 

  1. Praise them. Providing for our kin is such a primal urge that kids feel an immediate sense of pride and self-worth when they feed their families, so make sure to gush over their hard work.

 

  1. Accept that not all kids like to cook. Your non-cooking kids can still contribute to the meal by washing produce, cleaning off cans, setting the table, folding napkins, deciding which platters to use, garnishing the dishes, clearing the table and tasting each dish to determine if it needs additional seasoning.

 

You can look through the recipes on our website to find something easy and fun you can cook with yours kids. Among the easy recipes are; scrambled egg, baked beans and scrambled eggs on toast, plancakes, akara, macaroni in cashew nut cream and more.

 

Happy cooking! Please share your #SaturdayFun pictures with us!

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