Point out a single teenager who is satisfied with the variety of food/snacks offered at his/her house and I am ready to give a standing ovation to the mom and dad! Indeed, it’s a next-to-impossible task to please our young kids and adolescents with everyday meal preparations. Still, when you are out for a day or even gone for a few hours your teenage son/daughter starts grumbling that there is nothing in the house that’s edible. There is no second opinion that its possible to store in loads of healthy foods but involving your teen too in some of the food preparations puts you on an advantageous edge. By using your teens help now you are helping him/her prepare for the future where your child would be responsible for his/her food choice while at the hostel, out on the lookout for a job or settled elsewhere. They get an insight on differentiating between nutritious and energy-dense meals and also become versatile to plan a well-balanced meal.
To help your teen get habituated to the cooking rituals keep these staples stocked in the kitchen cabinets:
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.