Teach a child to cook and you will have fed them for a lifetime.
Happy Food Revolution Day! Today, do me a favor and teach a child ONE RECIPE. It can be anything, even as simple as making a sandwich. The art of teaching our children to cook for themselves has disappeared in the past few generations and we need to bring it back! That saying, “Teach a child to cook and you will have fed them for a lifetime” has a lot of truth to it don’t you think?
I recently heard someone say Real Moms Don’t Cook, taking pride in the fact that busy moms have more important things to do than be in the kitchen. Hey, I work and take care of a family and completely understand how easy it can be to run through the fast food line or order pizza for dinner. You’re ultra busy raising and supporting a family and who has time to cook?
But wait, isn’t it that statement that got us here — here in the land of frozen and processed meals loaded with dyes, preservatives, and additives that are the exact same additives to make the foam in running shoes? All just to save us from 30 minutes of making a honest and healthy meal for ourselves and the ones we love.
Trust me, I understand being tired and overworked and I understand when the fridge is empty. I’m not here to tell you that if you don’t cook every single day you should be banished from society. We’re not all Martha Stewart, who I bet orders pizza every now and then. But when ordering food becomes a lifestyle instead of an occasional treat are we really doing any justice to our children by not teaching how to feed themselves?
Today, be an inspiration. Avoid the machine made foods and cook like our great-grandmothers did. Get excited about a fresh meal and most importantly teach one — just one — recipe to a child. Not only is it nourishing to their bellies but to their brains. Plus, they think it’s pretty awesome to be with you.
Cheers and Happy Food Revolution Day! Lets take our food back!
Here are some kid-friendly recipes that Mia likes to make: