At Wren, we understand that the kitchen is the heart of the home; it’s a place which should bring the family together. Our Little Kitchen campaign explores family involvement and activity in the kitchen and whether this can support and encourage a healthier, happier lifestyle.
After conducting a survey across 2000 parents in the UK, we found that nearly three in four parents struggle to get their families to eat healthy and nutritious meals due to a lack of time and money.
In order to help these parents, we have pulled together our own Little Kitchen eBook full of healthy and nutritious meals which are cheap and time-efficient. These recipes have come from some of the UK’s top parenting and food bloggers, and is available to download here if you wish to try out some of the recipes on your own little monsters!
So we could test out some of the tips and advice from the eBook, we hosted our own Little Kitchen blogger event at our headquarters in North Lincolnshire where we invited some parenting and food bloggers and their little chefs to come and make tasty treats with us.
The event activities included:
An ideal way to get kids involved in the cooking, we had them put their own spin on a popular fast-food and create their own healthy pizzas. Taking inspiration from a blogger recipe, the kids made pizzas using wholemeal tortilla wraps which they cut into bite-size shapes and covered in toppings of their choice, including pineapple, sweetcorn and mozzarella.
A great way to get children to try new foods, we let them pick their own fruit and vegetables and whip them up into delicious smoothies! A perfect recipe for creating refreshing and cool drinks for the summertime, these certainly went down a treat as you can see by Alfie’s big cheesy grin!
Who said playing with your food is bad?! In this activity, we encouraged the children to create their own fruit friends by giving them a plate with a plain face on. They could then make their own friends and give them a name, decorated with blueberry earrings, strawberry beards and banana hair!
What’s in the Box?
Teaching children about the different textures of fruit and vegetables, we created a ‘What’s in the Box?’ game, where they put their hands in the holes and had to try and guess what the object was. This was to make the children aware of the different textures of fruit and vegetables, so we hid items such as broccoli, pineapple, kiwi and even some spaghetti just for fun!
The day was a great success, and we hope that we have encouraged children and parents to experiment with healthy food to create a healthier and happier lifestyle.
If you want to watch the full video of the event, you can view it on our Little Kitchen homepage here.
Don’t forget to enter our Instagram competition and share your healthy creations by using the hashtag #SuperheroSwaps to be in with the chance to win a AEG food mixer!