3 Tips to Get Your Family Cooking Together this Thanksgiving

What comes to mind when you think about cooking Thanksgiving dinner? Hopefully, it isn’t slaving over the stove and trying wistfully to prepare multiple dishes at the same time while everyone else in your family enjoys the Thanksgiving Day parade from a comfortable spot on the couch. But if that scenario sounds familiar, or even […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

This article and recipe were developed by McKenzie Hall, RDN and Lisa Samuel, RDN, consulting dietitians for the National Processed Raspberry Council. Each and everyday, children have the opportunity to improve their health one meal or snack at a time. And while getting your child to eat more fruits and vegetables is certainly a (very) […]

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Join us for a Twitter Party on Monday, October 27th!

This Monday, October 27th at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET, we’re teaming up with the National Processed Raspberry Council and Nourish RDs for a fun Twitter party. We’ll chat about cooking with kids, favorite raspberry recipes, and having a healthy Halloween. Plus, don’t miss fabulous raspberry-red kitchen prizes from Kitchen Aid and Le Creuset, including: Raspberry Ice 5-Qt Artisan KitchenAid Stand […]

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The Family Dinner Date Cookbook is Here!

The Kids Cook Monday aims to help parents with the ongoing dilemma of how to get a healthy meal on the table during busy weeknights. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our latest free resource, The Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook! Each recipe in The Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook […]

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October is National Pasta Month! Try These 3 Tips for Creative Pasta Meals

What’s not to love about pasta?  For parents, it is quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious.  For kids, pasta is just plain fun!  Plus it’s healthy too — naturally low in sodium and cholesterol-free, it makes the perfect foundation for pairing with good-for-you foods like nutrient-rich vegetables, fiber-filled beans, heart-healthy monounsaturated oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and […]

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Screen Fed Up with Tips from The Kids Cook Monday

In May, the documentary film Fed Up made a splash in theaters nationwide and The Kids Cook Monday was excited to be part of the action. The film explores how diets high in processed and sugary foods instead of home-cooked meals leads to childhood obesity. We participated in the Fed Up Challenge (to go sugar […]

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3 Tips to Reframe How Your Family Thinks about Healthy Eating

This post comes to us from Elizabeth Borelli, author of this week’s Snappy Spring Rolls. Parents often feel too overwhelmed to prepare healthy meals, and sometimes we just need to prioritize convenience over really good nutrition.  As a parent, I completely get it.  But I also invite you to rethink the notion that healthy eating has […]

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Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, Shares Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

By Diana K. Rice Registered dietitian-nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix is one of the nation’s leading health influencers, sharing her knowledge of enduring healthy habits on a host of national outlets such as the Today Show and US News & World Report‘s “Eat + Run” blog, as well as through her book, Read It Before You Eat […]

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Welcome to the New Kids Cook Monday!

Notice anything new around here? We’re excited to announce our brand-new website! Whether you are just learning to cook with your kids or you’re an experienced chef-and-sous-chef team, we hope you’ll find that our new look inspires you get busy in the kitchen tonight! We invite you to poke around and check out the new […]

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Tips for Cooking with Older Kids from Fresh Routes

The Kids Cook Monday is thrilled to announce our partnership with Fresh Routes, a New York City-based company that provides ready-to-cook dinner kits to make home cooking more convenient and fun. Starting August 4th, Fresh Routes will provide a 10% discount to families participating in The Kids Cook Monday online (use code kidscookmonday) and in their pop-up […]

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Four Tools to add Heart to your Kids Cook Monday!

Guest post from Sarah Aadland of Big-Hearted Families – Use your Kids Cook Mondays as a great way to build kindness into your family’s weekly routine. The less you isolate service projects and acts of kindness into their own once-in-a-while calendar slots, the more generosity simply becomes a way of life. The research continues to pour in: kids who develop a strong sense […]

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The US Potato Board Joins The Kids Cook Monday

What comes to mind when you think of potatoes? To be sure, fast food items that require little to no cooking such as French fries and potato chips come to mind, but potatoes also play a strong role in home cooking, whether it’s grandma’s mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner or a tortilla de patatas, one of […]

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Short-Order Cook

Guest post by Amy Height of From the Ground Up Wellness – Cooking for a household of adults and kids with varying preferences – and eating abilities – can be tough. Have you ever felt like a short-order cook, preparing 17 different dishes to please everyone’s tastes? It’s exhausting! There’s value in eating together as a […]

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A Special Offer from Our Friends at The Scramble

A Special Offer from Our Friends at The Scramble Here at The Kids Cook Monday, we know that Monday night is the perfect night for a fun family experience. When we make a healthy choice on a Mondays, such as cooking and eating a healthy family meal, we’re more likely to stick with those choices […]

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Watch Fed Up and Take the 10-Day Sugar-Free Challenge

Here at The Kids Cook Monday, we’re proud to be partnering with the documentary Fed Up, which premieres in theaters on Friday, May 9th. The film explores how processed foods and added sugar play a strong role in the epidemic of childhood obesity. Fed Up’s producers include Katie Couric and Laurie David (author of The Family Dinner and Oscar-winning producer […]

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The Kids Cook Friday with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

We’re beyond excited to be partnering with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, which is this Friday, May 16th. Jamie’s goal is to get one million kids cooking his special Rainbow Salad Wrap, and that’s a goal we can definitely get behind! Now wait just one minute…Food Revolution Day is a Friday! Not a problem – at The Kids Cook Monday, we’re all […]

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Announcing The Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date Newsletter!

Each week at The Kids Cook Monday, we post a new recipe that’s perfect for cooking as a family. We also share lots of resources to make it easier for families cook together, such as cooking tasks for different age groups. Now, to make the family cooking and dining experience even more fun and educational for […]

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The Simple Action That Helps Children Make Better Food Choices

By Alice Knisley Matthias— What is one simple step to make sure your children will grow up to make smart food choices, get good grades in school, maintain a healthy weight, and be less likely to try drugs? It’s something as simple—and easy to pull off—as making dinner with your children in the kitchen and sitting down to […]

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The Farm-to-Campfire Experience

By Diana K. Rice, RD – As a registered dietitian and staff member of The Kids Cook Monday, I’ve seen firsthand how efforts to involve children in food production and preparation can influence them to make healthy choices. Much of my work involves school-based efforts to teach these skills, but with all of the other academic […]

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Cooking with Super Why! At ShopRite

The Kids Cook Monday teamed up with Produce for Kids, ShopRite and Sprout Network to put on a fun-filled event at a ShopRite store in Morristown, New Jersey. We were thrilled to have such a great turnout! More than 75 kids showed up to learn healthy cooking tips from ShopRite’s registered dietitian Jessica Guarnieri and the store’s culinary instructor, Chef Danny Arturo. […]

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