GP is staying at home (like everyone), which means she’s doing a lot of cooking between meetings, too. And while she’s certainly leaned on old standbys (her chopped salad lunch game is unmatched), she’s also trying some new things in the kitchen.
Cooking together is a wonderful (screen-free) way to connect with your kids, and it can also open them up to some enlightening conversations: The food we eat and how we prepare it connects us to cultural traditions, nutrition, math, science, and one another.
Being able to make use of your leftovers is great, but being able to make them exciting is something else entirely. We asked our staffers what leftover ingredients had them stumped and picked our favorite recipes to give them a little inspiration.
Starting the day with a little something sweet can be a welcome comfort, and if you’re mindful about the balance of natural sugars, fiber, and other nutrients you’re eating, you can enjoy your treat without the groggy, midmorning sugar crash.