I LOVE involving my girls in my meal planning and prepping!, It’s something I did unintentionally when I was just getting started in my journey, and…
I LOVE involving my girls in my meal planning and prepping!
It’s something I did unintentionally when I was just getting started in my journey, and is now something that they look forward to 🙂
I remember setting up on the coffee table to make my quadruple batches of sweet potato pancakes, all while they played in what I used to refer to as “their pen”. (My moms of multiples know what I am talking about because it’s 100% necessary to keep them alive during the crawling stage) They were too young to really understand what mommy was doing but it allowed me to plan ahead while still spending time with them.
Now, when I set up to prep, doing things such as chopping all of my veggies for tonight’s meal (I will actually do this days out if it’s hardy ingredients that can hold up), the girls are FULL of questions!!
They love learning what each ingredient is and stack up the containers after I am finished (Home chef containers have come in handy!!) filling them up. We can easily go through colors, numbers and letters all while being productive at the same time.
Plus, my silly girls always find a way to make me laugh and make something that could easily be a chore fun! Like Annabelle being obsessed with smelling the garlic!
Involve your little ones in preparing meals; it makes a huge impact on if they will be likely to try it later on knowing they help you 🙂