Food allergies; I’ve had them most of my life, and my son does as well. However, we try to look on the positive side of things (but I’ll admit it isn’t always easy, especially in social situations; particularly for children). I’ve found the best way to deal with this is to make our own food from scratch (which as a bonus is less expensive and much healthier than bought versions). And my children love to help in the kitchen, which is great…if only they could chop veggies a little faster…oh wait! There’s help with that, too….
Nothing is easy about having food allergies, and when it’s your kids that have to juggle them, it’s even more complicated.
- There’s the isolation.
- The constant reading of ingredients and/or having to make everything yourself.
- The fear you have of your child eating something they shouldn’t.
- The growing up too fast because they have to be responsible.
The only silver lining might be that you have a good excuse to turn down the junk food that other people like to thrust at our nation’s kids! I totally do this as much as possible, and at times have been very thankful for a dairy allergy in the family (no chocolate, cupcakes with butter, etc.- having an allergy means I don’t have to insult someone by telling them I don’t want my children to eat their delicious but unhealthy cakes). But for many, that’s small consolation.
The best gift you can give your child, whether you have food allergies in the family or not, is the gift of knowing how to cook real food. That lays a foundation for good health and sustenance throughout all their lives. I’m seeing this already with a son who prefers homemade sushi in a bento box than a burger when in the city.
Your kids will be able to eat on a budget because they know how to cook from scratch, they’ll know how to purchase and prepare vegetables (and hopefully enjoy them!), and they won’t be doomed to subsist on takeout and canned soup as they enter young adulthood.
Here’s an old photo from before my kids took this class…
For kids with food allergies, they’ll quite simply be able to survive – without spending every dime they have on expensive processed allergy-friendly foods (which still probably make you worry about their purity). And home-cooking has so much variety – your imagination is the only limit…and kids have imagination!
That’s why I’m so thrilled to be able to offer you this free class to teach your kids of all ages how to safely use a knife – because fruits and veggies come so much easier when you can cut them!
Teacher Katie Kimball will get your kids engaged in the kitchen and teach all of you:
- How to safely hold knives (both sharp and dull)
- The secret trick for getting more power out of little muscles
- 3 safe ways to hold food and 4 safe ways to cut, using kid-friendly terminology like “Up and Over Soldier” that they won’t forget
- The magical way you as a parent can remind your child to keep their fingers safe without feeling like you’re disciplining about one. more. thing.
- The priceless strategy of positive peer pressure – seeing other kids their age working in the kitchen has encouraged tons of little ones to eat things they previously wouldn’t touch! (Results not guaranteed…but many moms have been surprised!) 😉
Here’s what a few of the members with food allergies have to say:
- “Both my 9 year old and 4 year old have multiple food allergies and so they NEED to learn to cook, especially since almost all of their food needs to be made from scratch. However, I have had a hard time figuring out exactly where to start. We’ll definitely be taking advantage of this course. Thank you!”
“My son has food allergies so learning that cook is an essential skill and I have been looking for something like this.”
Everybody’s gotta eat, so let’s make it real food and involve our kids in the creation of it!
LEARN MORE HERE! But be quick, time is running out for this free knife skills course!