Most kids at some point will want to venture into the kitchen and make their own meal; it’s a perfect proactive and empowering experience for them. However, as I recently watched my youngest scrambling some eggs, I realized that teaching her on a few safe yet simple kitchen tips will help avoid any long-term bad, energy deficient habits.
- Use the correct burner size: Both my kids will use the larger burner with a small pot. This creates a lot of unnecessary heat loss. Once I pointed this out to them, they completely understood what I was saying.
- Use the top rack of the oven: Sometimes the kids will just throw their foods onto whichever rack they feel, however, keeping the food closer to the heat source can help reduce cooking time.
- Use the oven light: We all fall a little guilty of this especially when baking. It is more energy efficient to take your peeks by using the over light versus opening and shutting the over door.
Do you have any others to share?
Here are Pearl and Zoe making some guacamole…