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Cooking tools for kids

Who doesn’t need some help in the kitchen when it comes time to prepare dinner for the entire family? Sandra K. Nissenberg of “The Everything Kids Cookbook” says, “helping out at an early age, means helping out at a later age.” Encouraging kids to get in the kitchen at a young age means they will also enjoy the process at a later age. Let’s take a look at 5 kid-friendly gadgets that will lure your kids in to the kitchen, giving you your own culinary crew.

Kid safety in the kitchen

There are many dangerous things looming in the kitchen, but that should not be a deterrent for getting kids actively preparing meals. As a matter of fact, those dangerous things are exactly what kids need to be exposed to, in time. While teaching children the rules of the kitchen and letting them develop their sense of surrounding, safety should always be on the forefront of your mind.

How to teach kids to cook

Despite the stigma behind kids in the kitchen, teaching kids to cook is a great way to build confidence and strengthen your family bonds. Just look at the Italians and the French. They spend all day in the kitchen with their family and they are probably about as tight as any culture can be. There are some things to consider when introducing kids to the kitchen routines, but doing so can make all of the difference in the world.

Yummy fruit

Does your kid belong to the group of fruit haters? Young children often find fruit complicated because it should be washed peeled, even bananas, and chopped. Then, some fruit has pips and they don't want to pick their way through.

Getting kids to eat their veggies

Ok, let’s face it mom, if you’re child does not like vegetables, your home is probably not the happiest place when dinner time rolls around. Whether it’s because your child refuses to eat them or you are trying everything to think of to get him or her to, the veggie battle can no doubt be a harsh fought one.

Recipes with hidden vegetables

Choosing the right foods can make all the difference. If your kids don’t like spinach, then why try to feed them spinach? Why would you put yourself through the hassle of preparing the food and making it look great, only to have it turned down due to ingredient choices? Make life easier on yourself and use recipes that you know they will love. There are other ways of to get your family the nutritional balance of certain foods and that can be done with some clever hiding techniques.

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