In the current cost of living crisis, do you find yourself cooking separate meals for different members of your family, Particularly, the children? Do you have fussy eaters who tend to want only certain meal options or fast food. This can make your weekly food shop very expensive. A good way to cut down on your food shop is to make one meal that all the family will enjoy. This way you can make your food shop go further. 

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Getting the children actively involved

Getting children involved with food preparation is also another key way to help them become more enthusiastic about consuming the meal that has been prepared as they have had an active involvement in preparing the meal which can help them to feel more engaged and interested in family meal times.

Getting the children on board

Getting children involved with food preparation is also another key way to help them become more enthusiastic about consuming the meal that has been prepared as they have had an active involvement in preparing the meal which can help them to feel more engaged and interested in family meal times.


The Kids Food Games section on http://www.culinaryschools.org has some great ideas on how to get children more involved with food preparation, one of my favourite games is called Pizzarias – where the children make custom pizzas to order. Another of my favourite games is called Sandwich Stackers – Which is a sandwich stacking game and Slicing Games, which concentrates and focuses on making children aware about cutting and sharing out fruit.

If your problem is trying to get the children on board with eating healthy meals, then a good way to encourage this is to introduce a fun way for them to learn about health food items http://www.culinaryschools.org have a fantastic section on their site where they have a collection of hundreds of free online games to help children familiarise themselves with food preparation and cooking ideas and skills. This is a great interactive way for children to learn more about what they are consuming. The interactive food education games are a really fun way for children to learn about healthy foods versus unhealthy foods.

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Hopefully, getting the children more engaged and interested in healthier food and snack options will help reduce your food shop bill and cut down on your meal preparation time too.

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