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Since I am trying to get my kids to make their own lunches, I thought why not try breakfast too! Here is another handy chart you can post on the fridge to help your kids make their own breakfast. Have them use this as a guideline and challenge them to try new foods so that they don’t get bored of eating the same thing for breakfast everyday.
How To Make Your Breakfast
When your kids start their day off with a healthy breakfast they get the energy they need to focus in school and participate in physical activity! According to KidsHealth.org, skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired, fidgety, or irritable. Kids need to refuel their bodies after not eating anything for 8 to 12 hours while they were sleeping.
Try to have your kids (and yourself) consume a balanced breakfast that includes some carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Carbs are the main source of immediate energy for the body. While protein tends to kick in after the carbs are used up. Fiber helps provide a feeling of fullness, and combined with plenty of water, helps move food through your digestive system, preventing constipation.
Here are my kids top 5 recipes that your kids can make and eat tomorrow!
Ants on a Log
Vegetable Pizza Bread
Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
Have any easy and tasty recipes kids can make? Please share!
When kids cook they are more likely to eat what they make. This is because cooking creates a sense of ownership and a willingness to try new foods. If you what to help your child develop healthy eating habits teaching them how to cook or including them in the cooking process is necessary.
This infographic from COOKSMARTS shows some great ways to include kids of any age in the cooking process.
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!
Food Revolution Day is tomorrow Friday May 16th! Why not cook up a healthy delicious meal with your kids. Pick a recipe, go shop for the ingredients and cook it together! Another fun way to celebrate Food Revolution Day is to host a potluck that will bring people together, share food, and get kids involved in the cooking.
Check out the recipes http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/recipes/
I love to cook and I love to eat (maybe even more than I love to cook), so kids who cook and really enjoy it always impress me! For that reason, I‘ve decided to dedicate a space on my blog to share stories, interviews and blogs about kids who cook! It is my hope that these kids will help inspire more kids to cook and enjoy the process of preparing healthy, delicious homemade food!
Check out these two teen girls who cook:
Eliana de Las Casas, 13 year old author of two cookbooks, Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids and Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana with a third, Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit, due to release this Spring! http://kidchefeliana.com
Elyse May, 19 year old author of Veggie Teens: A Cookbook and Guide for Teenage Vegetarians http://www.veggieteenscookbook.com
Do you know any kids who cook? Please share their stories or blogs.
Cooking with kids is one of the best and easiest things you can do as a parent to help your child eat well. Check out this wonderful Cooking With Kids Survey Results infographic where over 1300 parents in the UK were surveyed about cooking with their kids.
Also, stay tuned for some fascinating interviews with kids who cook! You will get to hear from the kids themselves about why they like to cook with their parents and how it has influenced their eating habits.
Happy Monday! Our Kids Cook Monday recipe is this easy turkey chili recipe from AllRecipes.com. I can’t believe the girls wanted to make chili, this should be fun! Pics later…
There are many great reasons to cook with your kids, here’s just one!
Cook with your child on Kids Cook Monday! Here is the recipe my girls cooked last night, Bean and Cheese Burritos!