Jan 6 2011

A Weeks Worth Of Recipes

If you don’t already, try cooking at least three dinners every week for your family.

Recruit the kids to help.

Saturdays are great for taking the family to the farmers markets to do a large part of your shopping for the week.

It’s a fun way to buy vegetables, while supporting your local farmers at the same time.

Maybe try going to the store with the kids on Sundays to buy the rest to cover you for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Sunday night is usually a good time to cut everything in advance as well.

Each week I will provide you with four recipes and a printable grocery list for the week.

You will notice that the meals are not necessarily typical “kid friendly” meals, i.e. pizza, chicken fingers, mac and cheese. I will include some of those dishes as well (vegan versions), but in general, I make a point of cooking the same foods for kids as I do for adults.

I’m not a short order cook. One meal is made that everyone can enjoy.

My kids eat everything I do because that’s how we’ve always done it. They have never been given a choice and don’t expect it.

All the dishes I will be providing are dishes my kids enjoy eating and yours will too if you give them a chance.

Many people assume their kids will not eat certain foods before even trying them.

If you cook with your kids, they are far more likely to want to eat it. Approach it with a fun attitude, an attitude that assumes they will like it, and they most likely will.

We don’t use meat or dairy. It’s a personal choice, but for me it’s a choice that I believe is not only kind to animals, but kind to the environment and our health as well.

Let’s get our kids away from processed foods and involved with the process!