5 cooking tips to make family dinners stress-free.
Getting dinner on the table can be a struggle. Whether it’s motivation to cook or your kids are picky-eaters, dinnertime can be a struggle. So we’ve put together five cooking tips to get the whole family involved in the cooking process!
Get the kids involved
If the kids need your attention, it’s time to get them involved in the cooking process! Not only will you get extra hands to help you out with dinner, but you’ll also be teaching your kids some valuable life skills. Not to mention, kids that interact with their dinner are more likely to eat the finished result, so you can say goodbye to picky-eaters!
Give them simple tasks like peeling veggies, whisking dressings, or setting the table!
Cooking for a hungry family is hard! Make it a little easier by making a plan at the beginning of the week. Plan each meal out, so you know exactly what you’re having everyday of the week and what ingredients you need to buy. So you don’t have to ask ‘what’s for dinner?’ ever again.
If time allows, you can even prep some of your ingredients at the start of the week so it makes cooking a breeze.
Lots of colour!
Kids can be picky, but they don’t have to be! Try incorporating fun colours into your meals to get your kids excited about what they’re about to eat. A colourful plate is fun to look at and packs a bunch of different vitamins. Your kids will have fun looking at all the colours and you know they’re getting a variety of nutrients.
Mise en Place
Shout this cooking tip from the rooftop! Mise en place is the most important thing when cooking. Whether you’re cooking for kids or with your kids, mise en place is key to an organized dinnertime. Have all the ingredients and tools laid out before you start any cooking so you’re not scrambling to find an ingredient or utensil you need in the middle of a cooking step.
It’s easy to get stressed when cooking for your family, but remember to have fun! Cooking is a fun activity and sharing the end result even better! Do little things to help you enjoy the cooking process, whether that’s getting the whole family involved or playing some dance-able tunes.
Use these tips to save yourself time and stress in the kitchen.