November 14, 2014 by Jenny Lonnstam
To kick off a fun holiday full of food preparation and to help encourage a happy healthy lifestyle, Polarn O. Pyret is launching our Festive Kitchen collection for the entire family. Find it online and in-stores from November 15th in the U.S. It’s the perfect holiday gift for your little sous chef and maybe yourself? PO.P wants everyone to play with their food this holiday season!
On a more serious note, did you know cooking with your children has tons of benefits? Besides the awesome bonding time together, it’s also proven children who help in the kitchen eat healthier and have higher self esteem. It also provides an opportunity to discuss healthy foods while teaching food safety, basic math skills and other scientific observations.
In Sweden, where I’m from, children help a lot in the kitchen and very seldom look for food “on the go”. Family meals are often kid friendly, easy to make and healthy.
One of the most famous Swedish children dinners is the hot dog hedgehog.
It’s simply mashed potatoes, hotdogs and peas.
If you’re looking for a healthier or vegan option- swap the potatoes for cauliflower, hotdogs for veggie-dogs and peas for edamame beans.
When the children prepare food with their own hands, they’re more likely to actually eat it! Making cooking FUN for the entire family is our goal.
Take a look at our Festive Kitchen Collection and get the whole family cooking!