When kids help make their school lunches they glean valuable life lessons, from basic cooking skills to how to be responsible by planning ahead for the next day. Use today’s post from our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, to find simple recipes that your kids will both love to make and love to eat.
Build some excitement
Get your child excited about helping in the kitchen by inviting him or her to go along with you when you go grocery shopping. This can be a particularly memorable outing during early autumn when local farmers’ markets are in full swing. Take this special opportunity to introduce your child to healthy local foods that are especially plentiful during the harvest season.
Safe and fun for everyone
Even preschool-age children can find a job in the kitchen, as long as the task is age-appropriate and adult supervised. Before you start cooking, clear a safe, clean workspace in the kitchen of your Williams and McDaniel apartment. Be sure to give instructions one at a time, step-by-step, and then allow some freedom for your child to have fun. Use common sense, saving jobs requiring sharp utensils or the stove for older children or adults.
Start with a wrap
Wraps are an easy school lunch option. Use fresh veggies, a tortilla shell and your child’s favourite cheese to roll together a tasty lunch. You can even opt for a sweeter mix by combining banana, honey and peanut butter. Looking for another variation? Pita pockets are another easy choice, cut to size and ready to be packed with fresh greens, deli meats or your never-fail tuna salad.
A simple salad
Whether it’s picking out the herbs or measuring the olive oil, kids can help make a delicious pasta salad for their next lunch at school.
Work with your kids to make these healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. For this particular recipe, you’ll need tahini, a sesame paste. This secret ingredient cuts the saturated fats of your classic cookie recipe by over half and adds a touch of nutty flavour.
The blog team at Williams and McDaniel wishes you and your little ones a happy start to a new school year. For more information about Williams and McDaniel apartments, including our state-of-the-art kitchens, be sure to visit our website today.
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