Has your family made a commitment to eating at home more often? Have you decided to spend more time preparing meals with your children and teenagers?
In today’s fast paced world, it is easy to skip the family meals, skip the cooking lessons with the kids, skip eating at home at all. With everything from inexpensive fast food drive throughs to high end restaurant available, it is no wonder that more and more people eat an increasingly number of meals away from home. Eating out, however, cost both time and money. Time away from home. Time waiting for a table at the dine in restaurant. Time waiting for the food to arrive. And, even, time driving to and from the restaurant. Instead of spending your evening meal time at an expensive restaurant, more and more families are looking at ways to eat at home and enjoy cooking together.
From the simplest three ingredient meals that can be prepared in a few minutes to more detailed recipes that include true leaves microgreens and edible flowers, families are finding that cooking together is a great way to reconnect at the end of a long day.While mom and dad prepare the main meal, including a salad with true leaves microgreens, the children can whip up a batch of treats and decorate them with sugar flowers for cupcakes. Away from cell phones and technology, the family that cooks together can create family traditions and create great memories.
When it comes to food presentation and plating, children typically prefer six food colors and seven different food components. And while adults prefer a mere three colors and three food components, learning how to plate an attractive dish is a fun way for children to invest themselves in the healthy food that they will soon be eating. Far from the craziness of the fast food that some parents serve their children, a home cooked meal that is well thought out and properly plated can encourage great eating habits that can last a lifetime.
The latest statistics show that the average fine dining cost per person in the U.S. is close to $28.55. Can you imagine the great meals that you can create at home that would come in way below that expensive average?
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