I know, I know…you get home after a crazy day of work, school, after-school activities, and the last thing you want to do is gather your kids into the kitchen & start peeling carrots, right? Well, maybe for some of you that is what you look forward too. If so, that’s inspiring! I have been cooking more meals lately or should I say, “crock potting” my way through life, but that is not always how it’s been or really what I want to do. Secretly, I’d rather pick something up or go out to eat. Awe! The luxury of not cleaning up the kitchen..it’s such a sweet sweet thing.
About a month ago my good friend and nutritional mentor, Patti, had the idea of starting a group for Mountainside families (the school Ayden attends :) She wanted to focus on getting parents and their children back in the kitchen. I came up with the name Big & Lil Chefs. Although I’m no chef I absolutely LOVED the name and what I LOVED even more was the idea of watching families have a blast together making healthy meals. It’s so much easier than people think and quite honestly it’s really fun!
When researching and brainstorming I found so many links on the benefits of cooking as a family. Not only will your child develop healthier eating habits for a lifetime (not to mention pass those habits on to his/her own family), but cooking with your children may possible build their self -esteem and keep them off drugs. Sounds good to me! I want to experiment and tag these links-they should be below. I’ll do my best.
I just had a little coffee and I thought I may have had to much because I’m shaking, but I realized that I’m just excited. This afternoon will be my very first healthy food demo. Today we will be talking about breakfast! We will be making a Peanut Butter, Jam and Banana Breakfast Pizza – I’ll just call it Jammin Banana Pie www.ohsheglows.com/2010/09/08/peanut-butter-jam-banana-breakfast-pizza/ and two smoothies. One is Cakebatter Milkshake (a sligtly altered version of Chocolate Covered Katies Healthy Cake Batter Milkshake www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/03/09/healthy-cake-batter-milkshake/ and the other is the Secret Ingredient Smoothie. I’m going to attach the 3 recipes for you :) I hope you enjoy them. I had the cakebatter smoothie this morning. YUMMY!