Wednesday, July 1, 2015
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Cooking with Kids
“I work on the motto that if something is not impossible there must be a way of doing it.”
--Sir Nicholas Winton, the man responsible for saving over 600 children during World War II and subject of the film, “Nicholas Winton-The Power of Good”, who died this week at age 106.
In the Growing Healthy Kids project, we have a philosophy that all kids should know how to make ten basic meals. With this base, they will have confidence to construct meals to their heart’s delight for the rest of their lives.
By teaching children basic cooking skills and letting them cut, grate, and chop their way through local bounties of fresh vegetables, we are empowering kids with the tools they need to make good decisions about what to eat for the rest of their lives. Cooking with kids is fun – just ask any kid who has attended one of our classes!
While you plan summer activities for your children, be sure to include some playtime in the kitchen. Start with a trip to a local produce market, if you have one. Let the kids pick out a vegetable or fruit they have never tried before. Then research it when you get home. Have a taste test and pick out a recipe to make with it or create one of your own!
Here is a link to one of my favorite inspirations for constructing great food. Sarah Britton lives in Denmark, a country I recently visited, and she creates delicious and healthy recipes – my favorite kind! Check out Sarah's new recipe for granola bars by clicking here. I promise, your kids will thank you!
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.