Today my big girls and I have been getting busy in the kitchen with the Eat Happy Project from Tesco. I love the idea behind this campaign and as soon as I spotted them on twitter I knew I wanted to be involved and get cooking with the kids throughout the summer holidays.
Seeing my girls eat a healthy and well balanced diet has always been massively important to me however we all know toddlers can be little fuss pots at times who refuse even their most favourite dinner. It can be so stressful and frustrating, you spend all this time preparing a delicious meal for it to be completely dismissed without even giving it a try.
It’s tough to combat some may go on being fussy for years and that’s what the Tesco Eat Happy Project is all about – helping children to have a better relationship with food. They are doing this with online field trips, live video chats, cooking tutorials and lots more. This summer their fab new cooking series called LetsCookAlong has launched and thats what we were joining in with today – this week is Moroccan week and we made the delicious Falafels in Pitta bread.
The tutorial was great it has such easy instructions for girls and I to follow, it really simplified things and the girls felt more encouraged to join in and share the jobs by watching the other children in the video.
Cooking with me always gets the girls more excited about food, they like to get stuck in we do a lot of baking but dinner is usually just down to me and it’s easy to get stuck in a bit of a rut so it is brilliant to try new recipes and then to see they children enjoy eating something so healthy it is just amazing.
There are a ton of great resources on the website as well with videos to teach certain skills, printable activity sheets and recipe cards all aimed at encouraging children and getting them excited about the food they are cooking and eating.
We will definitely be cooking along with the Eat Happy Project again.
What are your tips for getting children eating healthily? Do you do much cooking with the kids?