Many adults these days struggle in the kitchen. It’s no wonder with all the amazing food offerings to choose from at the many restaurants. But when Covid-19 closed down restaurants in 2020, many were hard pressed to cook for themselves because they never learned. A great way to overcome that for your kids is to invite them into the kitchen to help create the menus, cook and clean. When you add kids and onions, you get nothing but nutrition, flavor and education.
Kids and onions can lead to great cooks
It’s never too early to introduce onions to kids. This article provides a handy guide to introducing onions to babies even. The health benefits for babies, alone, are important. They include helping reduce the symptoms of asthma, enhancing the immune system, enhancing their bodies abilities to absorb iron, and helping cure a baby’s stuffy nose.
Onions are not only tasty and good for you, you can learn a lot from them. From the ways they’re grown, to their healing properties that have been used for centuries, onions can be an educational unit all their own.
Once they learn of the benefits of onions, you can teach your kids how to cut them with this guide. Then, mix them in salads, canned vegetables, and sandwiches, and eventually cook with recipes. Sept. 13 is the perfect day to let them loose in the kitchen. It is National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day.
Try these recipes for easy, nutritious ways to cook with onions:
This Oniony Meatloaf is the perfect dinner for the family. And, it cooks enough for leftovers. For a good way to incorporate math into the kitchen, cut this recipe in half to provide a one-night meal for the family.
A perfect side dish that is super easy to make is this Roasted Onions with Herb Butter Sauce. It will go great with any protein.
And, for a dessert no one will turn down, try this Caramelized Secret Chocolate Cake.
Cooking is a lifelong skill that your kids will appreciate. When or if the restaurants close again, they will benefit from the lessons they learned as kids and onions were a part of those nutritious meals.