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A guide to cooking with children

This article will look at taking your kids into the kitchen, and doing a little cooking with them. Most children love to watch their mums cooking when they get to a certain age. Even toddlers love to get their little fingers into the cake mix and give a helping hand. This article will look at how to include your kids in the kitchen.

Helping mum to cook

Kids have always had a real interest in baking. Usually, they start by helping mum to stir the cake mix, or to cut out the shapes when she makes biscuits or cookies. Kids can be really choosy when it comes to food. They will usually eat only the things that they like, and it can become a real nightmare trying to get your toddler to eat any kind of vegetable. Preparation There are many mums who have resorted to hiding the cauliflower in the mashed potatoes only to be found out, and both potatoes and vegetables being left on the plate.The secret is to let them enter into the kitchen, and to involve them in the preparation and cooking of the food that they are going to eat. You'll find that they suddenly want to taste everything as long as they have helped to make it. Make cooking fun for toddlers by investing in kids cooking sets, and meals for kids will be a pleasure to cook.

Making mealtimes fun

Try and give your kids more information of where your food comes from, and how it reaches your table.
In a recent survey carried out on primary school children, it was found that more than half of the children had no real idea where their food came from, or even what some things were.
Valuable learning This is why it's important to make your children learn about nutrition as early as possible. So, cooking and helping mum in the kitchen will be a valuable lesson in keeping themselves healthy as they grow up. A nation needs to put children on the right path in life so as to avoid the possibility of them becoming overweight. Just remember to make your time spent together fun. Who knows? You may have a budding chef on your hands.

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