Healthy Eating with Uncle Ben's

Are you looking for ways to incorporate healthy, (or healthier) foods in your kids diet? Are you having trouble getting your kids to sit down to a healthy meal? I sometimes have this problem as well. Kids can be so picky at times. My girls are ages 3.5 and 6, and they both like different things. One likes vegetables, while the other doesn’t so much. One thing they both enjoy (which makes me happy) is rice! Rice is one of those foods that you can do SO much with. Uncle Ben’s makes nutritious and delicious rice. It’s really a high quality brand of rice, and is so easy to work with. From stir-fry to casseroles, I can count on it to come out just right!

My girls love to help in the kitchen. Their favorite thing to do is help mommy cook! They also like to help in other ways, for example:

-They like to go around the kitchen and get all the pots, pans, and utensils.
-They also like to open up the fridge or freezer and take out everything we need.
-The are great stirrers! To kids sometimes, stirring=cooking! Ha! 🙂

My girls pull up a chair (if needed) to stand on, and help combine ingredients for a meal. If they help make it, then they are more likely to try new things-even with vegetables! I have found that this is a great way to get your kids involved at meal-time. They love to be included and love “making” recipes.

Right now Uncle Ben’s has this fun contest going on called “The Ben’s Beginners contest.” If you have a child, (or children) between the ages of 5-12, and love to cook with them, this could be the contest for you! Submit a 2-3 minute video of you cooking a rice based dish with your child. You could possibly win $20,000, along with a $50,000 grant towards a cafeteria makeover for your child’s school. You will also have a chance to appear on The Rachael Ray show! That sounds exciting, right? Why not?

So if you like to cook with your kids, then this is a great opportunity. How do your kids like to help in the kitchen? Show everyone at the Ben’s Beginners Cooking contest. Be sure to like Uncle Ben’s on Facebook, and have fun!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Uncle Ben’s blogging program, for 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Author: Sandy

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