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Even kids can begin to learn to eat mindfully. Ryan, my 13 year-old grandson, is practicing this skill as he eats his bagel.
Though most of the menus I've created for this website followed a very specific format, this menu did not. My husband and I wanted to do some cooking with our grandchildren. We wanted them to choose the recipes, but didn't get them ahead of time. So our grandson Ryan did the choosing and he went shopping with us. He and his sister Willow took the lead, but adults were there as sous chefs. Ryan and Willow felt proud of their meal and it was great. Below I've included a video of how Ryan made his decision.
There are many positives benefit to having children choose recipes and help with the cooking. One of the main benefits, of course, is that the children learn the important skill of making meals. Time away from electric devices and time with caring adults are some of the other benefits. Though the lemon bar recipe was a little complicated, it tasted great.