Letting the kids decide their lunch menu and getting them to help prepare lunch may be a surprise for them. Parents can plan on breaking from the lunchtime routine on weekends and holidays by taking kids to the grocery store to shop for their veggies and fruits, decide on a recipe, experiment with the ingredients of a known recipe or simply help in the kitchen.
While the older kids battle it out with the more elaborate preparations such as pizzas, pies and stews; younger ones can safely go ahead and experiment with salads and sandwiches, choosing the mix of vegetables, fruits or fillings that they love to eat, generously using their favourite Anchor spreadable on the sandwiches and Anchor Squirty Creamwith fruit salads.
Very young kids can handle ingredients, shred lettuce and grease pans, while those above five years can use blunt tools to shape food or cut cheese orAnchor butter, garnish and measure ingredients. Children above ten under supervision can manage simple recipes, handle kitchen tools, shred vegetables, and correctly identify ingredients. Teenagers easily learn, improvise and cook their own food, ably assisting parents with the cooking process.