International Chefs Day is all about celebrating chefs and the culinary know-how they share with younger generations. From innovative food trends to sustainable ingredient sourcing, chefs know it all.
The best way to learn more about chefs, what they do, and the importance of healthy eating is to experience it yourself. We’re sharing a few creative ways to get the kids into the kitchen and learning as they go from one of the most important types of chef: The Home Chef. Think fun, healthy recipes that offer nutrition and enjoyment.
Cooking as an art
Cooking healthy food at home is a natural way to sneak in more veggies and teach kids the importance of healthy food – for both them and the planet. Fresh seasonal ingredients paired with whole foods are the secret combination for healthy eating.
We’ve chosen 3 of our favourite kid-friendly meals to add to your weeknight menu. They’re sure to become a go-to favourite for kids and adults alike!
- Beef and mushroom cottage pies with hidden veg
- Roasted veggies and haloumi salad
- Sticky chicken drumsticks with roasted potato wedges
Rope the kids in to make the meals with you and follow the easy step by step methods. Remember: cooking is an art so the final result doesn’t need to be perfect. The messier the merrier. At least from the kids’ point of view.
Baking as a science
Healthy bakes are a creative way to cut back on sugar but still keep the kids happy.
Kids love to measure ingredients and baking a cake is certainly one of our favourite ways to learn maths. Even melting the butter counts as a science experiment in our eyes.
Healthy baked goods also make great lunchbox snacks to save time in the mornings.
Chefs innovate the future of food and we’re looking forward to seeing new chefs on the block. Share with us how you’ll be celebrating International Chefs Day over on Instagram @foodandhomesa using #CookingwithFH – we’d love to see!
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