Everyone knows I like to cook, not for the sake of cooking itself, but because I like to EAT.  So I usually cook 2-3 times a day, even when it’s just me.

Well a couple of weeks ago, my littlest (3-year-old) asked to help me cook dinner and whaddaya know…. he’s a natural-born sous chef!  Granted my nerves could only stand for him helping me make salad, but boy did he help me make a MEAN salad!

I won’t let him cut anything just yet (even with kitchen scissors), but turns out he’s great at washing fresh fruits and veggies, and shaking up a tasty vinaigrette.  And he assembles a salad most perfectly!  😉

Now everyday I ask him what he wants for dinner and he says “Salad! And pasta! Can I help you make it?”

An added bonus…. even if he tells me he doesn’t want or like something, the minute I let HIM make it, HE LOVES IT.

How’s that for meal planning?!

How do you get your kids to eat healthy?  Do you let them help out in the kitchen or grow their own edibles?  Share your tips & ideas, especially for picky eaters.

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