Today is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to “get cooking, share your love of food and inspire others to get excited too”.
Since this year’s theme is “Let’s Get Kids Excited About Food,” Brianne DeRosa of the blog Red, Round, or Green pulled together a great group of moms to cook with their kids, document it, and share it all in this free e-cookbook. I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
Here’s the lineup:
- Zesty Lemon Waffles from Bettina Siegel of The Lunch Tray and her son
- Roasted Tomato Bruschetta from Grace Freedman of EatDinner.org and her daughter
- Sticky Maple Chicken Wings and Chef P’s Salad from Bri DeRosa of Red, Round, or Green and her boys
- Salad from Mia Moran of Stay Basic and her three kids
- Rosemary Oven-Fried Chicken from me (a recipe from my new cookbook Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide) and my boys
- No Fry Sweet Potato Nests from Caron Gremont of First Bites and her two children
- Simple Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan from Lynn Barendsen of The Family Dinner Project and her sons
Click below to access the cookbook.
But this wouldn’t be Real Mom Nutrition if I painted a totally rosy picture of cooking with kids, would it? Though I have some great moments with my boys in the kitchen, I know it’s not always easy. As proof, here’s an outtake from our cooking session together.
That photo reminded me of another one taken a while ago. Is anyone else sensing a pattern?
Cooking with kids–even cranky ones–is important. It teaches them a life skill that can help safeguard their health (and hopefully lighten your load too!). As Jamie Oliver puts it:
“We need every child to understand where food comes from, how to cook it, and how it affects their body. This is about setting kids up with the knowledge they need to make better food choices for life.”
I hope this e-cookbook and Food Revolution Day will inspire you to cook with your own children–even if it’s not always picture-perfect.