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  • Writer's pictureKyveli Papaioannou

Family Health and Bonding through Cooking

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

children with mom picking vegetables

The health of children often reflects the state of family systems, emphasizing the importance of "Family Health and Bonding through Cooking." Research highlights common characteristics that can negatively impact children's development, such as excessive involvement, overprotection (control), strictness, and a lack of conflict resolution.

Amidst the daily hustle and stress experienced by a family, there is an increasing need for communication in a creative way that encourages personal expression. Make use of the time spent preparing a vibrant Mediterranean salad as an opportunity for connection and stress relief. While washing and chopping fresh vegetables, focus your mind on the process, allowing it to 'cleanse' itself of thoughts and anxieties brought from work.

Using colorful peppers along with their nourishing vitamins, their aroma, and vibrant colors soothe our eyes and awaken our senses. Let the little ones cut the green salad leaves by hand; it's healthier as their vitamins remain unaltered without contact with the metal of a knife. They'll inhale the gentle aroma of the vegetables, discovering the world of nutrition in a hands-on way.

At the same time, they'll learn to collaborate and understand the importance of mutual assistance. The immediacy of the process, from preparation to enjoyment, impresses upon them the direct benefits of their contribution—an abundant table with nutritious and tasty Mediterranean 'dishes.'

Accompany the process with the music you love and transform the atmosphere of your home into a beautiful embrace for the whole family." Let's gain family health and bonding through cooking together.


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