food & cooking

Blue Apron and Getting Your Teens Cooking Dinner

By Mir Kamin

The reality is that I hope someday (maybe even someday soonish…) my teens will leave me and be able to feed themselves more than just ramen. So when the opportunity to try out Blue Apron came up, I said yes because I knew it meant a meal my teens could prepare with zero assistance from me, and it would be balanced, nutritious, and would not result in a crime scene of wasted food in my kitchen. (Also, we have a special offer for Alpha Mom readers if you want to sign up, too!)

Why Your Kids Should Help Prepare Meals

By Chris Jordan

Every weekend when I prepare my list for the grocery store I encourage my kids pull out the cookbooks, thumb through them, and tell me if they see anything interesting. I know that you can search for recipes online, but flipping through an actual book is an entirely different experience. It enables you to see recipes and foods that you would never search for left to our own devices. I am positive that my children would pull up a search on a recipe website, type in chocolate and leave it at that.