Giveaway: Fabulous Apron from Faux Gourmet!

Giveaway: Fabulous Apron from Faux Gourmet!

Feeling fabulous while I cook gets me in the kitchen in a flash. Although I love my 4-inch sparkly heels, I just can’t wear them while I cook. When I came across Faux Gourmet, I simply loved their philosophy about “looking…and cooking the part.”  They sell matching tutu-inspired aprons for both kids and adults. Once you’ve got the gear, it’s time for everyone to start cooking!

Cooking with Kids
Getting your kids cooking in the kitchen from an early age offers numerous benefits:

  • It’s a fun way to bond with them.
  • Entices kids’ senses and offers new challenges
  • It gets kids excited about healthy eating
  • It helps encourage kids to try new foods

 

Getting started

  • At the market. Bring your kids along while grocery shopping. It’s a great way to get them excited about healthy eating and to get them involved in meal planning and preparation. I enjoy taking my kids to the local farmer’s market on Saturdays. They love chatting with the farmers about the produce they see.
  • Prep Time.  Assign individual age-appropriate tasks from to each child (if you’re cooking with several kids). Leave simple tasks like washing producte and fetching packages (from lower shelves) to younger kids while cracking eggs, mixing ingredients, and setting the table to the older ones. Be sure the tasks keep them involved during the entire process from shopping and planning to preparation and clean up. This will keep your kids stimulated, interested, and exposed to all the different stages of cooking.

For more ideas, check out one of my previous posts on cooking with kids

 

Enter to Win!
One randomly selected commenter will win one Fabulous Black Raspberry apron from Faux Gourmet. (pictured on right)

Giveaway begins: Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 8:00 am ET
Giveaway ends: Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET

Mandatory Entry: Tell me in the comments area “What do you love cooking with your kids?”

Additional Entries: For additional entries do any or all of the below and come back and create a new comment to tell me. Use a separate new comment for each or it will only count as one entry.

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Enter to win a fabulous @faux_gourmet apron from https://tobyamidornutrition.com/?p=2187 via @tobyamidor  #giveaway

When entering, be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won.  You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter.  Faux Gormet has sponsored the prize offered.

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14 Comments
  • Jenyne
    Posted at 09:42h, 02 April Reply

    We LOVE making homemade pizza together as a family!! Our girls 3.5 and almost 2, love rolling their own dough!! 🙂

  • Samantha Remington
    Posted at 10:29h, 02 April Reply

    I love baking cookies or making lasagna with little ones.
    ssremington (at)gmail.com

  • stephanie
    Posted at 12:47h, 02 April Reply

    I love involving my kids in every aspect of dinner from planouning to shopping to the clean up afterwards. Having two boys, I find it especially important that they have the skills to cook for their future wives one day in the (very very very) distant future 🙂 We love learning together how to make our dishes healthy and tasty at the same time. All of the kids get a kick out of it being their turn to choose what’s for dinner and my 6 year old is even getting good at loading the dishwasher without a fight! Including them in meals was one of tthe best mommy decisions I have ever made!

  • Melissa A Nercessian
    Posted at 21:43h, 02 April Reply

    Me as a Nanny & Family Assistant I love to bake cookies, cupcakes and cakes. First because it gets them thrilled to learn and makes them see what goes in the recepes. They can make their own designs when they are decorating the cupcakes and cake. Another good thing about including kids in cooking its the timing issue, You teach them about the time and the clock and also the measuments, how to mesaure and how important it is. There favorite part is the decorating I believe and liking the bowls and spatulas. lol
    mela0417@yahoo.com

  • Rebecca Bitzer
    Posted at 09:00h, 03 April Reply

    Have been making corn muffins with my daughter since she was about 2 years old. Still make them with her when she comes home from college. It is a special memory of mine.

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real
    Posted at 11:47h, 03 April Reply

    I love making pizza braids with my kids. It gives them a chance to pick their own “toppings” and they get to play with their food as we braid the dough. They also love to make muffins, cookies or even help me chop soft vegetables. We cook together several times a week.

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real
    Posted at 11:49h, 03 April Reply

    I am now following you on Twitter. Found you on FitFluential Parents and look forward to reading more of your blog!

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real
    Posted at 11:49h, 03 April Reply

    I am also following Faux Gourmet on Twitter

  • SAKI
    Posted at 20:50h, 03 April Reply

    Japanese food. Love introducing the culture and to be open to all different types of foods.

  • SAKI
    Posted at 20:51h, 03 April Reply

    i follow you on twitter as @imluckysocks

  • Shanna Barwick
    Posted at 22:06h, 03 April Reply

    My girls and I love making ‘heart cakes’ together. They are just heart-shaped pancakes, but they are really fun to make and eat!

  • Melissa A Nercessian
    Posted at 22:57h, 03 April Reply

    Like experimenting with kids new recipes also. Introduce them to eating food they do not know about. Surprise them with a new taste.
    Like making a bean salad and adding feta cheese, adding Mangoes to salad.
    Orzo Salad with watermelon and Pesto and tomatoes, fun food. that way they start experiencing new tastes.

    Its fun to make a chart and show the progress and even give them little prices, rewards.

    mela0417@yahoo.com

  • Jessica Forrestt
    Posted at 19:52h, 04 April Reply

    I love cooking pizza with my family. I do not have children, yet but I am always cooking for my four siblings & parents & boyfriend. I also love cooking mexican food

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 20:38h, 04 April Reply

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the fun giveaway! And the winner of the Faux Gourmet apron is…stephanie (the stephanie who posted April 2nd, 2013 at 12:47 pm).

    Stephanie, please be on the lookout for my email so I can have your new apron mailed to you.

    Happy, healthy eating!
    Toby

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