Learning how to cook is a skill that every adult should know. When you are able to cook for yourself, you are able to eat healthy, cook for others, and take care of others. When your children are of an age when they know how to be safe in the kitchen is when you can start teaching them how to cook. Here are some fun meals that you can teach your kids.
Quesadillas are so fun to put together, the possibilities are endless. To get started, ask your kids what they want in their quesadillas. This is a teachable moment to show how flavors go together, what are the healthiest options when eating, and how to learn the most basic of cooking skills.
When your kids have picked out their fillings, you can show them how to properly cook the meat for the quesadillas. The fun begins when they put all of the ingredients on the tortillas in a clever and artistic way. Then they learn how to flip the tortillas and cook them to perfection. All the basic skills are covered, and kids get to have fun as well.
Vietnamese Noodle Bowls
Teaching your family how to make a homemade vermicelli bowl is a fun activity for everyone. This is another opportunity to put together a lot of ingredients and learn a lot of skills. From preparing the meat, to making marinades, and adding healthy ingredients and vegetables to the bowl to make it delicious will help your child build skills and discover their palette.
When a child can experiment with spicy and mild, sweet and savory, they will build their favorite flavor profiles, and in the future, they will be able to pick out and learn recipes that they love. Noodle bowls are also a lot of fun to put together then eat. It’s a great way to initiate some family bonding.
Let’s not forget about breakfast. Every kid loves pancakes and they are the basis for all things cooking. When you show your kids how to make pancakes, you are teaching them to crack eggs, work with wet and dry ingredients, and how to work the stove, use utensils, and hone skills that can also be used in baking.
When you get together with your family to make a breakfast dish, you are also showing them how to start off the day right and how to start off the day healthy. Along with the pancakes, you can make egg dishes that are filled with vegetables or you can make oatmeal dishes that contain fiber and nutrients your child needs.
Kids also love pizza, and pizza is a great way to get kids to love vegetables. After the fun of making dough and flipping it in the air, your child gets to choose their toppings. This is another teachable moment where you can teach your child about proper nutrition and how they can incorporate what they love into a healthy meal.