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Michael in Phoenix

A tip for success: depending on how savvy the kids are, have THEM suggest foods...

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Posted to Thread #28603 at 11:18 pm on Apr 3, 2016

...they would like to try. Then, make it fun for them to pick a recipe and help shop for it, and eventually help prepare it.

The trick is to keep it simple, but to have them take ownership of it. They are much more likely to try it, eat it and enjoy it if they have something to do with the process in general.

For example, I made simple egg drop soup for my family when the boys were growing up. My youngest asked me for the recipe "so I can have it when I'm big". (Such a charmer, that kid!). I wasn't going to pass up a chance to get him involved so I told him I didn't really have a recipe written down, but did it "from memory". I asked him to help me make it, and to write his own recipe as we went along.

Attached, please find his hand-written recipe. He was 7 at the time.

Kids LOVE kitchen projects, and when the food they pick out and help to prepare hits the table, they BEAM with pride! All-in-all, a pretty good experience for everyone!


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