Jory brought her daughter into the kitchen as a way to keep her cuddly baby close while she went about her day, but it morphed into a fun way to spend time with her and introduce her to real, healthy food. Here are five unprocessed recipes that they now love to cook together.
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My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way!
There isn’t a stronger parent trap at the grocery store than the one in the breakfast aisle. We began parenthood as two former kids raised by Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam, and it was tough trying to navigate breakfast without a box.
To avoid the picky eater trap, I realized I had to do more than just feed my daughter different sorts of tasty and healthy foods. I had to involve her in food by cooking together, shopping for food together and more.
Now, I don’t think one Lunchable is going to put anyone’s health over the edge, but please tell me we can all agree this is not what we should be feeding our children on a weekly basis. So let me leave you with some similar, much better alternatives that you can make at home!
I’ve served this Pumpkin Dip to toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, tweens, teenagers, and adults. In other words, this unprocessed recipe is loved by all.
Getting kids—and their parents—to shift away from fast food and salty, sugary packaged foods, and back toward healthy, simply prepared meals from whole foods is a major focus of Food Day 2013.
Parents often ask me for tips to get their own kids to eat healthier. This is the approach we use in our classes, and if you can make the time to do this at home, you’re likely to find success, too.