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It’s every parent’s dream, isn’t it? To wake up to breakfast already made? Ok, true – if we’re really dreaming, let’s have the kitchen cleaned up, floor swept and a load of laundry folded and in drawers – but we’ll keep this challenge realistic. Today I want to challenge you to teach your kids one breakfast recipe, and we’ll give you some cool examples, like this one:

 

Meal planning is cool, because you can make it fit who you are, and when you find that fit, it’s like an old friend. Here are some options kids (and adults) have as they begin to learn how to meal plan.

 

My own children, the two oldest at ages ten and thirteen, struggle with the planning portion of cooking. We spend time discussing how long it might take to make their recipe, when they’ll need to get in the kitchen to start, whether they know where all the ingredients are, and so on. And to be fair, it’s not that they’re poor at planning, but it’s obvious to me that it’s not second nature and will take practice, but here are 7 reasons that it's important.

 

When it comes to learning how to cook, whether you’re a child or an adult, mastering knife skills is truly the key to unlocking the produce section and being able to cook healthy foods. 

 I’m so excited to share our knife skills class for kids with you absolutely free! It’s about 10 minutes long […] . . .

 

Today you’ll get some ideas for recipes that are perfect at various ages and skill level.

 

Check out all the amazing benefits of kids who are getting in the kitchen at a young age.

 

Let’s get down to business with some practical tips about teaching kids to help in the kitchen! Any engagement with food is a step on the way to kids being independent in cooking. It all counts!

 

I worry that when we send our high school graduates off into the real world and they don't know how to cut up vegetables that they will simply jump... And where will they land? The frozen pizza aisle? Ramen noodles? Wasting all of their money eating out when they certainly can't afford it?

 

I confess… When I’m making dinner and my child asks if they can help, my heart sinks a little. Making dinner is hard enough, but walking a child through making dinner is exhausting! So, with a pang of guilt, I turn them away… and they miss out on learning a critical life skill. Sigh. I want my […] . . .