Who said that it’s bad thing for children to play with their food? In my opinion, it is a nice way for them to come into the kitchen, discover the ingredients that are in the refrigerator and pantries and experiment with them. Do you know something? Even a deconstructed food (for example, a ruined Greek pastitsio) can “teach” a lot to the children. It may have lost its shape, but don’t forget, the taste is there!!! So, let the children play with their food, explore it, get to know it better. Of course, the main thing is for the food to end up in their stomach and not on the floor. If that happens, you may have to intervene.
You could give them some ingredients and encourage them to play with their food “drawing” on their plate and not on paper! We could say it is some kind of “puzzle” or “drawing”. In the first case, foods are the pieces of the puzzle and in the second case, they are the colors. To get some ideas simply click here.
Another option would be to go into the kitchen with your children and make delicious snacks that they will be able to eat not when they want, but when they should. I was saying the other day that according to experts, summer vacations – in some cases – have negative effects on the weight of the children. Children gain weight during the summer and what we should do is provide them with some alternative options for snacks that they will be able to consume (not excessively!). So, I have for you below some tasty recipes which are perfect in this case :-)
With them, both children and adults will have without doubt an amazing, tasty summer!