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4 Reasons To Get Your Kids Cooking

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Encouraging your kids to experiment in the kitchen not only helps you whip up delicious dishes, but is an excellent way to introduce health and nutrition tips and values.
Reason #1: Pinch of open-mindedness

Reason #1: Pinch of open-mindedness

Many experts say that kids are more apt to try new foods if they have a hand in preparing them. Even the most finicky eaters will feel good about the foods they make and will want to try each and every one of their masterpieces.

This delicious Stouffer's Lasagna is simple to make and good for entertaining when you have a large crowd. Pair it with a fresh green salad and our Creamy Caesar Dressing.  

Reason #2: A dash of good nutrition

Reason #2: A dash of good nutrition

Cooking at an early age establishes healthy eating habits, especially when your child cooks with nutritious ingredients. It's important to have these healthy items on hand: fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and whole grains.

Our Turkey Veggie Tetrazzini is a hearty combination of colorful Italian-style vegetables, turkey and whole-wheat spaghetti mixed with a creamy sauce. This updated classic is an easy, yet delicious crowd pleaser.

Reason #3: Cups of memories

Reason #3: Cups of memories

Inviting your kids in the kitchen to help cook promotes working together, gets the dinner on the table faster, and, most importantly, creates family memories.

This Slow Cooker Arroz con Pollo is a one-dish-wonder alternative to the traditional chicken dinner. Rice, diced tomatoes, and frozen peas make this dish a filling, convenient option for mealtime any night of the week.

Reason #4:Tablespoons of knowledge

Reason #4:Tablespoons of knowledge

Kids get a lesson in all of their subjects when cooking. Here are just a few examples.

Math: Following a recipe helps kids become familiar with different units of measure.

Language: Cooking helps kids learn new words and their meanings, such as dice, fold and cut in.

Science: Experimenting with different ingredients and discovering flavors that complement each other allow kids to practice their scientific skills.

History/Geography: Each family recipe has a history and origin. Sharing those traditional family recipes with your children will give each dish special meaning.

This Chicken Cordon Bleu with Creamy Mustard Sauce is a must try recipe. This unique dish is the perfect for getting your kids involved in the kitchen.