Returning User? Login Here | Bookmark this site | Contests | Sitemap
dad dads
Toilet training
How to
Baby names
Pregnancy Calculator
Mother's Day
Tell a Friend
Subscribe via RSS
Enter your email

   RSS Feed
 XML Sitemap
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to Google









Help heal your family with home cooking

Rate This Article:

By GreatDad Writers   Print
Subscribe to Newsletters

Help heal your family with home cookingLiving off of pizza and Chinese takeout is one of the easiest ways to end up on the toilet, and eventually in the hospital. Once you have a child to raise, it's time to start thinking about your health and the health of your family. Perhaps the best way for dads (and moms) to take control of their children's diets is by regularly cooking wholesome homemade meals.

Being in control of what goes into your body is a fundamental right. When cooking a meal for your family, take pride in the fact that you decide what sort of water to use, which species of tomato to puree. Do you want organic or conventional chicken, canola or olive oil? It's your call. You may generally tend to migrate to healthier ingredients simply by noticing how your body reacts to certain foods. On the other hand, when you dine out, you are essentially forfeiting your right to know what you’re eating, which can create tremendously negative effects (i.e. food poisoning and allergies).

Secondly, cooking the majority of your food yourself will save you money. When you pay for food from a restaurant, you're paying for the service, too. You're paying for the overhead, the utilities, the mystery ingredients, the owner's son's college tuition and the next payment on his mortgage - a truly noble contribution. However, when you cook for your family, all you pay for are the raw ingredients of your meal and the pennies it costs to light the stove.

The third - and perhaps most important - reason to learn how to cook is that it brings your family together. While anyone can order takeout and sit in front of the TV, it takes a fair amount of effort to make a quality meal. Involving the kids in the process won’t only teach them about healthy eating and encourage independence, but will also make them more eager to sit at the table and enjoy the fruits of their labor - something many families these days are sorely missing.

Learning how to cook isn’t just a fashionable trend, it's a survival skill. In a world dominated by the on-the-go attitude, a little "slow" food can be just what the doctor ordered to keep a family sane, healthy and happy.
Subscribe to the pregnancy newsletter or 4-8 year olds newsletter.
Login with Facebook
Post a Comment
First Name:  
Email Address:
Total Words:
(400 words*)

Enter the characters you see in the image. They are case sensitive.

Article List
What 6 Weeks of Childbirth-Enforced Celibacy Feels Like
5 Things I Learned in the First Month of Parenting
3 Things I Wish I Knew in the Delivery Room
When do most kids get a cell phone or start dating?
What's the risk you'll be falsely accused of shaken baby syndrome?
3 things to do when mom's away
5 apps to delete from your kids' phones
10 reasons you should enroll your kid in music class today
Are you secretly ashamed your child might be gay?
Know when to intervene against overzealous grandparents
3 common warning signs of child abuse and neglect
Manage risky teen behavior with a level head on your shoulders
Handle toddler punishments without the stress

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 NEXT
Tell a Friend
Subscribe to Newsletters
Forum Topics
Most Popular Articles
When is a child ready to be potty-trained?
Nine reasons to delay toilet training
21 Potty Training Tips
How to potty train your child in one day
Top tips to prepare your child for toilet training (even though it may be months away)
Eight Tips on Buying a Potty Chair
The NAKED CHILD APPROACH to toilet training
See more articles...