I, like Jamie Oliver, believe that we should be getting kids cooking from as early as possible to help them to develop this important life skill and to make healthy choices in the future. Especially as young people who learn to cook before the age of eight are likely to prepare as many as five meals a week from scratch later on.
One of my favourite memories is helping my mum and my grandma cooking – especially mornings when we made plantains, grilled chicken and ginger beer before sitting down for a large, busy and noise filled breakfast. I want to do the same for the mini chefs which is why I love getting them involved in the kitchen – and I think they love it more. There is the excited running to grab aprons, along with my favourite sound of them dragging their chairs across the kitchen floor before climbing on to join me at cooking on the counter. Our own little food revolution and great memories happen very regularly in this house.
So I am pleased to say we will all be joining with the activities during Food Revolution Day in May 2014. This global day of action will focus on teaching kids the joys of cooking nutritious food and its impact on their health and happiness. Jamie Oliver, Food Revolution Day ambassadors and people like you and me will be getting children around the world involved in cooking. The goal is to teach over one million kids around the world the importance of cooking from scratch and understanding all the good that healthy food can do for them.
So I hope you join me in getting kids excited about food on May 16th 2014 – Food Revolution Day #FRD2014! Here are details on how you can participate.
In the mean time here is a simple and healthy yoghurt dip made by the mini chefs. I will also be sharing a simple rainbow wrap made by them and featuring this dip in the next post.
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- 150 g (5oz) plain Greek yoghurt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp mild paprika
- 1/4 tsp minced garlic
- Salt to taste
- Get the kiddos to measure out all the ingredients.
- Let them add half the lemon juice and all the other ingredient into a bowl and mix away.
- Get them to check if the rest of the lemon juice is necessary and adjust the seasoning.
- They absolutely love arranging the dip along with fresh crunchy vegetable for those family gatherings.