Kids like helping in the kitchen and can learn to do simple recipes first. By taking your time to teach your children about good nutrition, healthy foods, and the food pyramid, you set them about the course for a healthy lifestyle. Childhood obesity is climbing in startling numbers. Too often fast foods take the place of healthy meals made at home. When a child is overweight, they suffer not only bullying by their peers, but health related issues with their heart and blood pressure. Teach your kids their way around the kitchen with Kid Friendly recipes. By teaching healthy diet habits you can avoid these problems with overweight and obesity. Find recipes that include the food pyramid and have your kids cook a dinner for the whole family!
Here are two recipes to get the kids started with:
This recipe requires some adult supervision as it is cooked on a stove with a skillet.
1 piece of bread, toasted
Cut a 3-inch circle in the bread. Heat the skillet on burner over medium heat. Butter one side of the bread and place in skillet. Let bread cook for 1 minute. Then crack the egg over the bread so the egg yolk fills the circle. Add a little salt, and then turn over. Let egg cook for about 2 minutes. Remove from skillet. Serve for breakfast or for a yummy snack. Place a dab of strawberry jam on top.
2 slices chocolate bread
1 ounce or a couple of large spoon full of marshmallow fluff
1 ounce peanut butter
Spread marshmallow fluff on one slice of the chocolate bread, peanut butter on the other, combine the two slices of bread and serve. Listen closely for the cry S'More!
Your kids will be able to present their recipes to their friends and enjoy the kudos that they have earned with recipes that incorporate good food, lots of fun and some safe experiences in the kitchen with mom and dad. A finding a kid friendly recipe only takes a few minutes on the Internet or dreaming up the recipes yourself. Your kids will love the learning experience as much as they enjoy the time spent with you doing something productive.
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