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by Heidi Raker
Getting involved in the kitchen at a young age teaches children valuable lessons such as measuring, portioning and time management.
It also teaches kids the different types of nutrients and ingredients that go into their meals. Studies show when kids get involved with the cooking process, they may be more likely to eat healthier foods. Whether your child is a chef in-the-making or refuses to be near the kitchen, get them on board with these five cooking websites and apps that they will love.
With over 350 recipes on the site, Spatulatta provides easy-to-follow video tutorials on how to make a broad range of meals.
From an Easter brunch to a vegetarian Thanksgiving, Spatulatta will sort out the appropriate dishes for you and your child to make.
If you’re looking to set a day aside to cook with your children, The Kids Cook Monday project, a part of The Monday Campaigns, encourages you to do just that.
Equipped with helpful tips and a recipe of the week, your kids will feel inspired to learn and pitch in to make these delicious, healthy meals with you.
What better way to get your kid cooking than to learn from their peers? From shakes and smoothies to after school snacks, 12-year-old Amber Kelley inspires kids in a relatable way to cook and eat healthy meals.
Her blog, equipped with video recipe tutorials via Youtube, gives kids a visual how-to on making meals fun and easy.
This section on Kraft Recipes’ website offers everything from age-appropriate kitchen tasks to safety guidelines and nutrition facts. Kids will enjoy the variety of easy-to-make recipes from quick-fix dinners to hunger-busting snacks.
This interactive website offers games to help kids understand the food they eat and what goes into their body.
By entering the specific foods they consumed for the day, Food N’ Me analyzes their intake, provides tips and helpful recipes to improve daily eating habits.
Cooking with your child is a great way to spend more time with them while teaching them valuable lessons they can apply in their school and personal lives. Share these tasty websites with your kids to create a healthy, educational cooking experience that’s equal parts fun and easy!
Heidi Raker, mother of three tech-obsessed teens, has written about lifestyle products and parenting for over 30 years. She has a no-cellphone-at-meals policy, which remains one of her biggest family challenges.
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