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Oh, great...my daughter loves to cook!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011


My middle daughter, Kate is 13. Since we are homeschooling her this year, she's discovered many new hobbies! See, Kate is very bright. She cannot stop learning or exploring this world. She needs to know everything. In short, a very challenging student.
Recently, she's been enjoying baking. Oh, yes, right when I decide to lose this butt, she's creating all sorts of goodies. Fortunately, she's very kind to her plump mother and never begs me to sample. She has grateful siblings for that! I am hoping to channel her creativity into some low cal treats that we can all enjoy. So far, she's not shown to much interest in "boring, healthy foods." I do hope to include some nutrition classes into our daily lessons, so that opinion may change. In the meantime, I'm staying strong! (as I hear her putter around the kitchen.)
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  • RAINBOWFALLS
    That's great that she is so into knowledge. She can still make good tasty treats and cut some calories - they won't be boring. Good Luck!
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  • AUNTB63
    Good for you.........having the "will" power to resist home baked goodies. I like the idea that a 13 year old is interested in baking.....maybe you can suggest cooking (healthy dinners). That way dinner is made, one that everyone can eat and she will learn a new skill.
    PS all healthy food is not boring.........just our opinion. Removing fat and sugar and adding spices helps put a spring into the healthy way of living.
    Did you look at the recipes on this site......maybe some things (even baking) might also help with the new found skills. It's not always easy following recipes and having them turn out tasty..........Enjoy your day.
    3754 days ago
  • ARCHIMEDESII
    That's great ! I think more kids should be able to cook. If she can cook for herself, she's less likely to go out to eat fast food. And well, home baked cookies are better for you than processed ones. Remember, all things in moderation. A cookie can be a part of a healthy lifestyle. It's okay to have a small sample.

    Actually, I think your daughter's learning to cook is a great way to help her learn about nutrition. Here's a book you should get for her. It's called the Sneak Chef. It's a cookbook with recipes to integrate more veggies into a family's meals. Deceptively Delicious is another similar cook book.

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    Comment edited on: 1/4/2011 1:19:50 PM
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