Cooking with your kids is one of the best ways to spend quality time with them and, at the same time, it teaches them to appreciate food. Having your kids cook with you will make them more likely to want to eat the dishes you make.
When your kids participate in preparing the meals they may be more open to trying a variety of dishes. I cooked cuisines from all over the world and many times my kids helped me cook. We ate all kinds of interesting foods including kangaroo and mopane worms from Botswana! I have pictures to prove it.
But, by far, the best part about cooking with your kids is the fun time you’ll have together. We’ll talk while we cook or we’ll put on some music and sing along while we maneuver around the kitchen. My teen-aged son is still keen on participating in this family ritual, just like he was when he was younger. He has a healthy respect for food and will try anything. I pat myself on the back for that one.
So grab your aprons and start cooking. I’m not suggesting you start off by making mopane worm stew. The kids will really get into it if you make something they will truly enjoy. Lasagna is always a great recipe for families to cook together. Click here for a great recipe. Also, cook a nice Mexican meal with your kids with our newest beijingkids recipe here. For more beijingkids recipes, click here.