Having a picky eater can be a real drag. Having fun with your kids while buying and preparing food takes the stress out of it and has been shown to broaden their palates. A great place to start is at the farmers market. Fresh produce is bountiful at this time of year and you can get great deals. These Parent Earth short videos show fun and easy ways to engage your kid at the farmers market and then how to make squash soup together when you get home.
She offers simple ways to engage all of a child’s senses and tips on how to turn a potentially stressful shopping errand into a pleasant outing. In the second episode, she takes her son home to their apartment in Harlem where they cook together. Before they eat, Fulano says a little prayer that he wrote himself: “thank you for the food, thank you for making it, thank you for growing it, thank you for picking it.”
Try watching these cooking with kids videos with your child before you go out to the market – it might get them pumped about the trip. You can find a farmers market near you using the Eat Well Guide!
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