Making cool stuff is high on any kids’ to-do list, while making dinner is probably high on yours. You can accomplish both at the same time, and have fun together, when you bring your kiddo into the kitchen. There are so many benefits to cooking with kids of all ages. Not only is it a great opportunity to spend time together, but they'll also learn to embrace a world of nutritious food and be able to cook nourishing meals on their own.
Kids Love Cooking on the CueWith our video-guided recipes, kids, and even teenagers, love cooking on the Hestan Cue. Each recipe breaks down every dish into a clear, step-by-step process, so that they can see exactly what each step is supposed to look like. Our temperature-controlled system ensures that everything cooks at the perfect temperature for the ideal amount of time, making success easy to achieve. Every kitchen “win” not only results in a delicious meal, but it also gives your growing children a feeling of empowerment and the encouragement to do it again. Be sure to check out the video below and see how much fun kids can have!
Got a picky eater on your hands?Turns out kids are more apt to try new foods when they’ve helped create it. So if you want your broccoli-phobe to give the green trees another try, or if you want to introduce a whole new cuisine to the lineup, you’ll have much better odds of hearing “yum” instead of “yuck” if you invite your kiddo to pull up a stool and help you cook. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=4bkMgRdE838[/embed]
A Few Quick Tips to Cook with Your Kids
- Set aside a few hours each week to cook together.
- Let them pick their own recipe — they may surprise you by skipping grilled cheese and trying out the risotto.
- Get them involved with the shopping by taking them to a local farmers' market.
- For those not quite tall enough to reach the kitchen counters, pull up a stool or a chair for them to stand on.
- Let the kids manage the cooking steps in the Hestan Cue app.
- Don’t be afraid to omit a minor ingredient, if it’s something they don’t like.
- Throw on an apron — you'll be glad you did.
- Make it fun!