23 Pasta Lover Sunday Dinner Recipes And Tips to get Cooking with your Kids: Embrace the Mess and Delicious Chaos
So you’ve taken the step to get cookin with your kids…A fine choice! now that you’ve decided to cross over to that very messy but totally worth the mess cooking with your kids threshold the first question is…What should you cook?
I’ve compiled 23 of my favorite Pasta Lover Sunday dinner Recipes on Foodie.com –which I think are a great way to get your kids involved in the dinner process and provide a great night to then sit down as a family and devour your creations!
And what about the benefit of cooking up these 23 Pasta Lover Sunday Dinner Recipes from Foodie.com?
It’s true that including the kids in cooking meals requires time, patience, and some extra clean-up, especially when the children are younger. But many experts think it is well worth the effort. Some of these long and short term benefits: Involving children in meal planning, shopping, and food preparation can help get them interested in trying healthy foods they might normally turn their noses up at. Kids are more likely to sit down to a family meal when they helped prepare it. Parents get to spend quality time with their kids. Kids aren’t spending time in front of the TV or computer while they’re cooking. Learning to cook is a skill your children can use for the rest of their lives. Kids who learn to eat well may be more likely to eat healthfully as adults. Positive cooking experiences can help build self-confidence. Open the lines of communication.
Kids having fun in the kitchen, elbow to elbow, are likely to interact with each other and with their parents. Cooking together gives parents and children time together to talk and share thoughts and stories…
So get talkin, cookin and whippin’ up some really tasty treats, and keep reading for kid-friendly recipes, and tips to get you started
Bon appetit! and keep reading…
Here are just a few tips to get you started:
#1 Try to prepare meals that include as many, fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
#2 Set out some washed and sliced fruits and vegetables to munch on, and nutritious or zero-calorie beverages to sip while you’re cooking. This means the children (and you!) will be less likely to nibble on the dinner ingredients while you work.
#3 Structure the work area so they are less likely to spill. You can also have them do their measuring with a jellyroll pan underneath to catch any spills.
#4 Remember that the easier dishes are to prepare, the more likely the kids will try making them again. Start with things like breads, muffins, pasta, smoothies, and fun sandwiches. Slowly work your way up to the fancier stuff.
And here are a few of my Favorite Kid Friendly Pasta Lover Sunday Recipes from foodie.com !
Green Mac and Cheese (great way to get some PEAS into those bellies!)
Animal’s Punk Pink Pasta ( get BEETS into those lil bellies)
And good old fashioned Macaroni and cheese
So from all 23 of my recipes which one will you be trying for Sunday Dinner?
This post is part of a sponsored conversation with Foodie.com but as is always the case all opinions are my own!