Cooking With Your Kids: 3 Tips to Get Started

Cooking With Your Kids

Cooking with your kids is essential towards promoting future health. Cooking teaches kids about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals. It is also a great way to spend time together as a family. The kitchen can be a comfortable place for conversation and food preparation. Here are 3 tips to getting kids in the kitchen.

Cooking With Your Kids: 3 Tips to Get Started

  1. Food Safety. Set ground rules in the kitchen to be safe. Teach kids to wash their hands with warm soapy water while singing two choruses or “Happy Birthday” to wash away germs. Younger kids can safely put together simple ingredients, snap green beans, and tear lettuce for a salad.
  2. Teach Basics. Think about the fundamental skills of cooking. When age appropriate, start by teaching how to crack and egg and gather the ingredients for a recipe. Preparing and measuring ingredients for a recipe is a great way to reinforce and teach math concepts.
  3. Prepare Family Meals. Cooking teaches kids how to prepare healthy meals, and it also preserves family traditions and celebrates your unique heritage. Maybe that means teaching your kids a valued family recipe or diving into the cuisine of your heritage. Get input from kids about what they would like to cook and explore new ingredients and recipes together.

Cooking teaches kids that eating can be fun, nutritious and adventurous. Preparing food at home is healthy for the whole family, as you know exactly what you are eating. Ready to embark on more healthy eating adventures? Schedule a free consultation with KareBoost Health today!

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health