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Healthy Cooking with Kids: 2 Recipes (Videos)

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From Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama, everyone says that cooking with kids is a great way to instill in them a love of healthy food that will last them a lifetime. It is also a great way to involve them in household work. It may take more time and more effort on your part in the short run, but imagine breakfast in bed for you when they are older!  There is a new campaign out there called The Kids Cook Monday (same people that do the Meatless Mondays campaign) and we these videos support their efforts!

Share the video with the kids before preparation to give them a visual picture of the process and show them how much kids love it.

Black Bean Pinwheels: Fab Kitchen (See recipe at end of post)

This is for bigger kids with good fine motor skills, is fun to make and looks great on a plate. If you are caring for your own children, or entertaining nieces and nephews, this is a fun activity to do before lunch.

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Nicole, selected from Parent Earth

ParentEarth.com has great videos about food for parents and pregnant women on everything from cooking and gardening to nutrition and behavior. Our mission is to answer parents' questions about food and create a world that nurtures healthy, thriving children.

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6:18PM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

6:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

noted,thx

6:18AM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Thanks!

3:00AM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

cool, thanks

8:53AM PDT on Aug 26, 2010

Joey here- from The Kids Cook Monday. Thanks for the terrific post Nicole. Families cooking and eating together every week is crucial to teach the next generation about the joys of cooking healthfully.

I'm moved by the enthusiasm from these other comments. If any of the commenting families would like to get involved with The Kids Cook Monday please email me at jlee@mondaycampaigns.org.

Happy Cooking!

-Joey Lee
Project Associate
The Kids Cook Monday

6:51PM PDT on Aug 24, 2010

i'll try them. thanks!

1:17PM PDT on Aug 19, 2010

I will try these with my granddaughter when she is a little older thanks

7:44AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

it's great to get kids cooking - makes them more interested in what they eat. thanks for the article.

2:21AM PDT on Aug 18, 2010

Wow this is awwsome^^
Thanx for sharing
Kids need to starrt eating healthy
and what a better way to start
by learning how to cook:D

7:37AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Thanks!

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