hello Everyone and hello Monday…
Here are some words to help motivate you to make healthy choices throughout the week!
Have a great Monday!
Check out these healthy Monday Campaigns…
The Kids Cook Mondays – The Kids Cook Monday campaign encourages parents and kids to cook and eat together. This is a weekly practice at our house!
Meatless Mondays – Is a campaign encouraging eating no meat one day a week.
Move It Monday – Start your week off right with an awesome workout!
If you ask your kid, any kid why they like to cook you will understand why you should cook with kids! Here is what my 9-year-old said to me…
Here is why I love cooking with my kids…
My 8-year-old daughter and I just had a spontaneous Kids Cook Monday! We made spaghetti with lemon zest, Italian parsley and garlic (all from our garden) and homemade turkey meatballs with organic free-range ground turkey. We also made, our new favorite beverage, watermelon shakes with mint! She was so happy cooking with me and so proud of the outcome, which was delicious by the way!
Daily Dose – Cooking with kids helps them develop a essential life skill!
Hi Everyone! This is our last “Kids Cook Monday” recipe “Green Onion and Parmesan Cheese Risotto“. It was our plan (the girls and I) to try cooking together for the month of January only, but we had so much fun with it we decided to keep it up through February. I must say that it has been so much fun cooking with my girls and I can honestly say they have enjoyed it too! Don’t be surprised if you see a recipe pop-up here or there on a Monday in the months to come!
Have you been cooking with your kids? If so, I would love to hear about your experiences.
Green Onion and Parmesan Cheese Risotto
(adapted from Very Easy Risotto recipe from allrecipes.com)
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sliced green onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 1/3 cups uncooked Arborio rice
4 cups organic chicken broth
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook green onions and garlic in butter briefly, then add the rice. Cook and stir for a few minutes to toast rice. Stir in chicken broth and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
Success the “Three-Cheese Lasagna” turned out great! We were so excited to start eating that I forgot to take pictures! I want to share with you that the girls and I had initially decided to try “Kids Cook Monday” for the month of January only, but we are having such a great time cooking together that we are going to keep it up through February maybe longer.
Here are some of the reasons why my kids want to keep cooking on Mondays, they told me this tonight:
- We look forward to trying something new every Monday.
- We like looking for new recipes.
- It’s fun to eat what we cook.
- We like cooking with you (I really like this one!).
- Food taste better when we cook it at home.
For these reasons we will keep on cooking on Mondays!
Have you been cooking with your kids? Would love to hear how it’s been going!
The Kids Cook Monday recipe is “Three-Cheese Lasagna” from MyRecipes.com. This should be interesting because this is only the second time I am attempting to make lasagna. This time I will have two helpers, ages 8 and 10, so I am confident it will turn out fine, right?
Our Kids Cook Monday recipe – Turkey Chili was AWESOME! Yes that is what my girls said as they literally licked their bowls clean! It was super easy for them to make and delicious too! If you want your kids to try new foods let them cook the new foods with you!
The Kids Cook Monday recipe, Chicken Corn Chowder, was absolutely delicious! It was so easy to make and we ate it all up! I really must say that the kids cook Monday has been great for us. We get to connect as a family – laugh, talk, cook and eat together. I am so happy that we started doing this.
Have you started cooking with your kids? I would love to hear how it’s been going for you. Please share!