Did you know that kids and teens who help prepare meals or snacks are more likely to eat them?
They also learn essential skills that will come in handy when they are older and move out of the house.
Make cooking with a young chef one of your resolutions this year. Yes, it may take longer at the beginning and it may be messy. But you will reap the rewards later when they can make dinner for the whole family all by themselves. You will also build fond memories of time spent together in the kitchen.
Wondering how to start? Here is a list of tasks you can involve them with, depending on their motor skill level and experience helping in the kitchen.
|Beginner level||Intermediate level
Need some inspiration? Check our tips on how to make cooking a family affair.
Are there tasks that you involve younger cooks with not listed above? Let us know in the comment box below!
by Rola Zahr, MPH, RD