Giggles, smiles, laughter and cute little hands working hard on building recipes with wholesome ingredients is such a beautiful thing. My children love getting in the kitchen with their aprons on and getting their hands dirty. I love having them there and creating great memories in the process that will last a lifetime.
It’s important to teach your children about the benefits of homemade food and nutrition. As they grow up, they will be bombarded with bad messages from corporations who care more about profits than about the well being of your little ones. It’s a sad truth.
One day my children will be older and make their own choices in life and I hope they remember some of the things I have taught them! Although I must admit I do wish they would stay little forever.
Hopefully the time spent together in the kitchen and around the dining room table will help influence the adults my children will one day become. Cooking with whole ingredients, baking healthy treats and discussing food ingredients are activities that take place often in my home. My son loves looking through cookbooks and deciding on what we should make next.
Of course it doesn’t matter if the food turns out perfectly or has visual appeal. Most of the time it won’t actually. But cooking with the kids is one of those adventures where the fun is in the journey and not the destination. Continue reading