Get the kids involved in making dinner
Allison Day, RHN
Just got back from the farmers' market? Then it's time to get cooking!
Now that the excitement of the farmers’ market is over, it’s time to bring those fresh ingredients from farm to table. Get the entire family involved in planning and prepping the weekly menu for a table full of diners eager to eat up the fruits of their efforts. For a meal plan that works for your family, introduce a few new recipes into your repertoire each week. Or if, for example, your kids are adamant about pasta on Tuesdays keep that meal as is but instead of jarred tomato sauce, include the ingredients from the farmers’ market in the pot. This, like other small ingredient swaps, offers a seemingly new menu for adults, with the familiarity factor kids need, while introducing the family to a few new foods. Use these recipes as a starting point for your own weekly menu, substituting what’s in season and local in your area. Along with these five fresh recipes, you’ll find ideas for kid-friendly cooking tasks and ingredient swaps.