Cooking For Your Kids: The Essentials (Guest Post)

In
the past few years, there has been a much stronger focus on the
importance of quality food. For this, we largely have TV chefs such
as Jamie
Oliver

to thank. And thank him we should. For the food we eat is far more
important than some parents realise. Seeing young moms flooding out
of the supermarket with stacks of frozen pizzas and fast foods is
shocking. As responsible parents, we have to see to it that our kids
get the very best where food is concerned.


Quality


It’s
amazing how many moms think that ordering a massive bucket of fried
chicken from KFC is treating them. Treating them to high cholesterol
and saturated fats, yes. But your children need real nutrients to
grow up fit and healthy. And don’t for a second believe that the
vegetables
you’re getting from the supermarket

are chock full of vitamins. Sadly, much of the vegetables in
supermarkets (the big chains at least) are grown quickly and under
very poor conditions, often with pesticides and preservatives used to
keep them looking ripe for longer. In truth though, if you want to do
the best by your kids, get real vegetables from a greengrocer and
quality meat products from a trusted local butcher.


Diversity


Good food is an
experience to be savoured. And for this reason you should try to show
your family just how diverse and exciting the various tastes and
textures of the world can be. Why on earth would you want to settle
for a frozen pizza, when your family can adventure into the realms of
Indian, Moroccan, Spanish, French, Italian, African, Chinese,
Jamaican or Mexican?


A Good Stove is a Must


It’s
almost sacrilegious to invest your hard-earned money in top quality
ingredients, only to to ruin them through the use of an inferior
stove. Cheap stoves or electric ovens simply do not cut it. We should
all be going back to the traditional ideal of food being a bonding
experience between families, a moment of togetherness and a time to
reflect on the day. And such time together warrants a spread of food
that has been lovingly prepared using good quality ingredients and
good quality cooking equipment to do the moment justice. Forget
microwaves. Forget cheap stoves. Treat your family to a top quality
cooker from Better
Kitchens
.


An Important Part of Family Life


Thanks to
individuals such as Jamie Oliver, food is once again becoming a more
important part in the lives of everyday families. To see that your
family gets the most out of the experience, quality ingredients, a
diverse range of dishes and a top quality oven are essential.  

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