Remember how my daughter followed the Let’s Cookalong video from Tesco’s Eat Happy Project over the summer? Here’s a photo of Téa chopping peppers for Chicken Rogan Josh.
If I’m honest with myself, the reason I haven’t actively encouraged my children to help out in the kitchen is because I’m worried about accidents (all those sharp knives) and because of the mess! It sometimes feels like too much hassle or that I don’t have enough time.
Well, if there’s ever a good time to get the kids cooking their own food, it’s now.
According to new research from the Eat Happy Project, many children are growing up without even basic cooking skills. Less than half of children surveyed had cut food with a knife, a third had never chopped a vegetable and 75% of children had never boiled an egg. Conversely, 90% of children whose parents teach them to cook said they enjoyed it.
Read all about how we got on with our summer Let’s Cookalong challenge – or have a try yourself: get the kids making this Tomato Bruschetta in the newly released Let’s Cookalong video. Saturday lunch sorted.