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Misa’s Clean Kitchen: How to Get Kids Involved in Cooking

"It's amazing to see how willing these kids are to try new foods that they've never tried before and how surprised these parents are that they're gobbling down food."

Get your kids in the kitchen to help shape their taste one bite at a time!

“It’s amazing to see how willing these kids are to try new foods that they’ve never tried before and how surprised these parents are that they’re gobbling down food.”

~Misa Pignataro

3 Tips to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier

Misa Pignataro is a certified health coach and educator with a master’s degree in early childhood education. She is also a mom of two girls. Pignataro will be sharing some of her tips on how to get kids to eat healthier, including getting them involved in the kitchen and exposing them to different foods. We hope you find this blog helpful and that you are able to get your kids to eat healthier as a result!


Why is it important for parents to help their kids eat healthier?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to help your kids eat healthier will vary depending on their age, eating habits, and other factors.

Here are a few general tips that may be helpful:

1. Encourage them to eat more fruits and vegetables. This can be done by making them easily accessible and visible, such as by putting a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table or packing a veggie-filled lunch.

2. Limit their intake of processed and sugary foods. This doesn’t mean eliminating all treats, but rather offering them in moderation and balancing them out with healthier options.

3. Teach them about the importance of healthy eating. This can be done through conversation, books, or even fun cooking or gardening activities.

4. Lead by example. If you’re making healthy choices yourself, your kids are more likely to do the same.

5. Be patient. Changes in eating habits take time, so don’t get discouraged if your kids don’t immediately take to healthier foods. Just keep offering them and eventually they’ll come around.


The first step to getting kids involved in the kitchen is to expose them to different foods and make it into a game.

This can be done by letting them help with meal prep, such as washing vegetables, ripping lettuce, or measuring ingredients. It is also important to involve them in the cooking process, whether it is making muffins or cookies, so they can take pride in their work. Furthermore, getting kids involved in the kitchen can help them develop a better understanding and appreciation for healthy food.


Another great way to get kids involved in the kitchen is to let them help with clean up.

This is a great opportunity for them to learn about the importance of cleanliness and sanitation. Additionally, it gives them a chance to be a part of the team and work together with you to get the kitchen clean. Finally, it is also a great way for them to burn off some extra energy.


Finally, another great way to get kids involved in the kitchen is to have them help with meal planning.

This can be done by letting them choose a few recipes, help with grocery shopping, or even plan a whole meal. This is a great opportunity for them to learn about nutrition, budgeting, and time management. It gives them a sense of ownership and responsibility for the meal.



If you want to get your kids cooking, the best way to do it is to involve them in the process.

This can be as simple as having them wash lettuce or rip lettuce for a salad. If you want to make it a more fun activity, you can let them pick out a recipe to make for the week. This way, they will be more interested in the food and be more likely to try new thing.


Another great way to get your kids involved in cooking is to let them help with meal planning. This can include letting them choose what to make for dinner one night or helping you make a grocery list. This is a great way to get them thinking about healthy food options and learn about new ingredients. involving your kids in the cooking process is a great way to get them interested in trying new things. It can also be a fun bonding experience for the whole family. So next time you’re in the kitchen, don’t forget to involve the little ones!


If your kids are older, one suggestion to get them to eat healthier is to get them involved in the kitchen.

This helps them to be exposed to different foods and get more familiar with them. It’s also a great way to spend time together as a family. Another suggestion is to offer veggies at different times throughout the day, not just at dinner. This will help them to get used to eating them as part of their regular routine.

And finally, one other tip is to try and make meals that are fun and light, without too much pressure. This will help to avoid any meltdowns and make the experience more enjoyable for everyone.


Getting your kids to eating healthier is to involve them in the grocery shopping process.

Take them with you to the store and let them help you pick out healthy foods. This will help them to learn about different foods and what are good choices for their bodies. Another tip is to make sure that you have healthy snacks available at all times. This will help to avoid any temptation to eat unhealthy foods. And finally, one other great suggestion is to have regular family meals. This will help to create a routine and will allow everyone to sit down and enjoy a healthy meal together.

These are just a few tips to help your kids eat healthier. The best way to help your kids eat healthier will vary depending on their age, eating habits, and other factors.

Follow these tips and your kids will be on their way to success!
This will help them to be more familiar with different foods and less likely to be picky eaters.

Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you may have with kids and cooking.

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