Thanks to Tiffany from Naturally Cracked for handling The Uncle Ben’s Beginners program start up for me! Check out her great post:
I don’t know about you but my kids love to help me in the kitchen. I mean being up there at the counter with mommy or daddy is a big thing and makes them feel important especially if you let them wear an apron. Ever since my youngest was small I let him assist me with making cookies or other various easy tasks that I knew he could do. It was fun and
|Baking in the highchair with mommy|
we both really enjoyed it. To this day he still loves being in the kitchen and I would not want that any other way.
I truly believe having the kids in the kitchen will help them in many ways. The first being is it teaches them basic life skills, math (using measurement) and also the value of healthy eating. I am able to provide both my kids the information they need to be successful eaters later on by starting now when they are younger.
Don’t get me wrong cooking with young kids can be stressful sometimes but if you pick easy and fast recipes to cook with them it makes all the difference in the world. Now you may rack your brain thinking like what? Well thanks to Uncle Bens new program Ben’s Beginners you don’t need to look any further. They have thought of 36 kid friendly recipes that your children and yourself can enjoy making together.
|The kids and I in our swag!|
To kick off the new program the kids and myself headed down to cook with Amanda the brilliant chef that came up with the 36 recipes. When we got there it was chaos LOL there were kids in every corner, camera equipment and tons of adults I was a little overwhelmed to be honest. But once the interviews started and the kids were given their aprons and hats it was pure energy and excitement.
The kids were going to make “Parmesan Crusted Tilapia” and “Hoisin Beef with Vegetables”. Chef Amanda was a ball of amazing energy. She truly enjoyed interacting and working with the kids no matter how many times each shot had to be re done or one of the kids wanted to add their own special touches to the clip LOL and let me tell you there were many of those haha.
The kids being able to be in the kitchen with Chef Amanda was a true delight to watch. I just could not get over the energy she had and the kids really enjoyed it too. You could see by the conversation and smiles exchanged between the kids and Chef Amanda that they all truly loved being in the kitchen cooking together. That excitement carried over at home also when we made the “Parmesan Crusted Talipa.” Thanks to Chef Amanda and Uncle Bens for giving us this amazing opportunity I can not wait to see the rest of the recipes and try them with the kids.
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