COOKING WITH KIDS’ HAS NEVER BEEN SO NUTRITIOUS
Bone broth presents a sensational opportunity for us, as parents, to teach our kids healthy kitchen habits while they are young. Dehydrated, organic bone broth is a quick and easy way to add vitamins and nutrients into whatever it is you’re cooking and it sure is delicious too!
Cooking with kids can be stressful, but it can also be an incredibly joyful experience if we let it be. It’s about setting aside concerns for mess, about getting our hands dirty, teaching the kids about the sometimes-arduous process, the patience in the middle and the delicious reward at the end.
Involving kids in healthy treats is something I’ve recently become super passionate about (can you tell?). This new-found passion came about when I realised my kids were developing a love of sweet things. It happens to the best of us, but as a parent, I felt a responsibility to not only offer them healthy, savoury alternatives, but also teach them that what they put into their food can have a huge impact on how they feel afterwards, particularly when you add bone broth into the mix *wink*. I’ll be honest, they became frustrated with me at times, but it’s all part of it. I also saw that frustration as a form of passion, which made me smile on the inside.
To get started, we pulled some old cook books off the shelf, went through them together and chose our first recipe. Sausage rolls; the perfect hunger crusher and an ideal recipe to add bone broth to. We made the gluten free pastry from scratch (What was that sound? Did you just fall off your chair?).
As you might expect, there was home milled flours, butter and salt EVERYWHERE, but it was hilarious, cute and so much fun. What’s the point of cooking with kids if you don’t get a significant amount of flour up your nose anyway, right?!
Once the pastry part was done, it was time to make the filling and bone broth-ify those babies! We made beef sausage rolls because we wanted to add beef bone broth to our recipe. That said, the type of meat you choose to use doesn’t necessarily have to dictate your bone broth flavour. Many recipes use combinations of meats. It’s a personal choice. We followed the basic recipe from my Mum’s cook book and added bone broth at the end, ensuring our little rolls of yumminess where packed with even more nutrients and vitamins than normal.
Our bone broth sausage rolls turned out to be quite the hit and were the perfect snack to have in the house for when the kids got hungry after school, but well before dinner time. The process was so successful and fun for all of us, that the kids have now made me a list of what we’ll be cooking next. The menu features;
- Savoury Muffins with Bone Broth
- Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls with Bone Broth
- Turkish Bone Broth Gozleme
- Crispy Bone Broth Baked Avocado Fries
- Bone Broth and Broccoli/Zucchini Tots
… All healthy, all bone broth friendly, all delicious and all super easy.
So next time you hear, “Muuuuuuum, I’m hungry!” wailing at you from the living room. Refrain from that instant, “then make yourself something to eat,” response and embrace the opportunity to bond with the kids in the kitchen, teach them a thing or two about bone broth and keep the sugar jar at bay. Who knows, you might enjoy cooking with kids and get a kick out of copping half a kilo of flour in your face too.
If you’re keen to get started, stock up on all your favourite certified organic, dehydrated bone broth products now.