It is never too early to teach kids how to cook and prepare meals
Kids don't practice what you preach, they copy what you do. If you want your kids to ultimately eat real food, then you need to start that education in the kitchen. We are busier than ever and have more "quick" food options at our disposal to make our lives seem easier. Unfortunately, many of the so called "quick" choices aren't even close to real food.
Preparing well balanced, nutritious meals does not have to be overly time consuming, it just takes a bit of discipline. Younger kids can lend a hand, and older ones can help prepare food (they're actually more likely to eat what they make). You will also save money along the way! You can make a large quantity and store in smaller meal prep containers for easy reheating and/or just eating. Following are some ideas to get you started:
- Black beans, chicken, rice and sliced red peppers
- Ground turkey, salsa, grated cheese and avocado
- Salads in a mason jar
- Sliced hard boiled egg, turkey, mini carrots and hummus