Attention: Christian Families
Teach Your Kids to Cook Real Food
… You can quickly and easily teach your kids to cook real food, even if you’re not a gourmet cook or natural-born teacher, and are so busy just trying to get a meal on the table that teaching the kids to cook seems like an impossible dream… and even if they can’t read, are picky eaters, or get bored quickly …
Have you been trying to teach your kids how to cook?
Have you looked at cookbooks for kids… but gotten frustrated because they’re full of sweet treats and pre-packaged ingredients?
Are you looking for a way to start bringing the kids into the kitchen without driving yourself insane, or making cooking another boring task on the chore wheel?
My name is Wardee Harmon. I am the lead teacher for Traditional Cooking School - an online cooking school I created to honor my grandmother’s cooking traditions and preserve them so that future generations can enjoy the health benefits, flavors and fun of traditionally prepared foods.
And I’m the author of Fermenting and Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods.
But I wasn’t always a pro in the kitchen. I remember when my kids were little. I had one in my arms, one under my feet, and one standing on a kitchen chair next to me.
Just trying to get a warm meal on the table was mayhem. I used to daydream about the day when they would be old enough to cook dinner for me… or even just help a little by peeling carrots and stirring the soup.
And then that day came. The kids were older, happier, helpful, good fun… and they could cook! What changed?
Well, time went by of course. Kids have this funny way of growing taller. (I’m not going to lie, time solves a lot of problems.)
But the other thing that happened is something I DIDN’T do: I didn’t kick my kids out of the kitchen. The other moms told their kids to “go play while mommy makes dinner” or yelled, “get out of my way!”
But I did something radically different: I thought about the different skills you need to run a kitchen, organized them by age and ability, and then started teaching the kids to cook. It was slow going at first. And there were a lot of messes.
But eventually, I settled on a system that worked for my whole family. The littlest one could push the buttons on the blender. The middle one could chop, sort, and stir. And the oldest could debone a chicken better than a world-class chef.
I found myself wondering, “Could this system work for other families?”
So, I contacted my friend Jami Delgado at Eat Nourishing. And we got to work.
We polished the techniques, organized the tools, developed recipes, made videos, and took darling pictures of our kids making pancakes in the kitchen. It was a blast!
Can You Boil Water?
One of the myths of “mommy-ing” is that the best moms are just born that way. They can cook, clean, read bedtime stories, and teach character lessons… all at the same time.
But the truth is, running a home is a learn-on-the-job crash course in teamwork, creativity and generosity. And that plays itself out every day in the kitchen.
My kitchen struggles came down to 2 things:
- I wasn’t a very good cook.
- I wanted the kids to help cook, but I didn’t know how to teach them.
The result? Big-time frustration, temper tantrums, and unhealthy food that didn’t taste good.
I would have loved to shorten the struggle and learning curve of those early years. I can’t go back in time, but I can give you the next best thing…
Introducing Real Food Kids...
The Fun, On-Demand eBook
Introducing Real Food Kids, the on-demand eBook for kids and their parents!
The full Real Food Kids eBppl includes: the Real Food Kids eCookbook, a 140-page, 19-lesson eCookbook adventure guide; 5 streaming videos; printables; and on-the-job cooking training for kids of all ages!
It’s special because it gives you the freedom, flexibility and support you need to build your own cooking skills, while you teach age-appropriate skills to the kids.
Imagine being able to trust your 6-year-old to peel the carrots so that you can turn your full attention to roasting the chicken.
Would that make your life better?
You might think, “What’s the big deal? I can quickly peel the carrots myself.” And you’re right.
But what if you’ve got 15 minutes to throw something together for dinner. What do you do?
Choice A is to shoo the kids out of the kitchen, peel the carrots yourself, and skip the chicken altogether.
Choice B is to feel irritated that the kids are making too much noise in the living room, cook the chicken, skip the carrots, and tell yourself you’ll serve a vegetarian meal tomorrow.
And choice C is to give your veggie peeler to your son, decide that crazy, half-scraped carrots are just fine, roast that chicken in a hot oven, and smile to yourself because… come on!… how cute is your little one right now.
It’s adorable how kids love to help in the kitchen!
Here’s My Promise To You
You can quickly and easily teach your kids to cook real foods using my simple Real Food Kids System.
Your kids will learn simple, age-appropriate cooking skills that build on one another and grow with them.
Before you know it, your kitchen will be full of kids cooking together to make tasty, real food meals that bless the whole family with good health, fun flavors, and cooking skills that last a lifetime.
How Does Real Food Kids Help You?
I designed Real Food Kids to be fun and intuitive. Each lesson builds on the other. And there’s a logical flow to the skills as the kids get older. If you have multiple kids, the lessons are organized specifically so the kids don’t get in each other’s way during cooking time.
There’s no bickering over who gets to hold the vegetable peeler, arguing over who gets to scoop the flour, and none of that annoying pretending to “help” while the kids make a giant mess in your kitchen. You proceed at your own pace, make just the recipes that interest you the most, and build your confidence as you go.
Inside you will learn…
- How to build life-long healthy cooking and eating habits that will last your child’s entire life. I’ll show you my family’s philosophy for cooking together and show you how to make a frame-worthy Kitchen Philosophy of your own. - Page 11
- How to create kitchen routines that work for your family. Don’t worry, this isn’t about adding more tasks to your already packed schedule. Simple is better. - Page 16
- Run your kitchen like the pros — Swing Cooks (ages 3-6), Line Cooks (ages 7-11), Sous Chefs (ages 12-15), and Head Chefs (ages 16-18). This simple system ends frustration and helps kids learn cooking skills fast. - Page 18
- Fun ways to divide up kitchen jobs… because sometimes everyone wants to peel carrots and no one wants to set the table. Here’s how to stop bickering in its tracks. - Page 20
- How to teach cooking skills — This four-step process guarantees that kids master each skill the first time. The steps are: explain & demonstrate, recount, apply, and practice. I’ve included a cute video of me teaching my tiny daughter so you’ll see exactly how it works. - Page 22
- What tools are most helpful for kids in the kitchen and which ones are a waste of time. - Page 42
- How to make a “photo recipe” so non-readers can cook right along with the big kids. - Page 57
- How to soak beans — I give you two methods, and show you how to scale down the recipe for little hands. - Page 59
- How to teach kids manners, etiquette and table setting — I show you what to do and give you 2 games to reinforce the lesson with your kids. - Page 62
- How to teach your child to read a recipe — I include a recipe for Spicy Slow Cooker Applesauce… and then give you the exact words you say that help your child unlock the secrets of recipe jargon. - Page 69
- Develop gourmet cooking techniques like how to make Vegetables Steamed in Parchment Paper — keeps teens excited and having fun in the kitchen. - Page 86
- How to make mouth-watering “center of the plate” dishes — chicken, beef, burgers, short ribs. - Page 106
- When to let kids cook “on their own” — In a short time, your kids will be able to confidently do all the skills in each of these recipes. The look of satisfaction on their faces is priceless. - Page 108
- How to make Bento Box Lunches — helps kids try new foods and expand their palette. - Page 114
- And so much more…
Here’s What’s Inside Real Food Kids
The Real Food Kids eBook will give you the confidence you need to get your kids cooking together to make tasty, real food meals that bless the whole family with good health, fun flavors, and cooking skills that last a lifetime...
If you’ve always wanted to teach your kids to cook read food using traditional methods, but were never quite sure how… I will guide you through the entire process.
Here are some of the recipes that you’ll learn:
- Apple Faces, Cucumber Bites with Herbed Cheese, and Slow-Cooked Custard — Charming beginner recipes for 3-6 year olds. Fun to make and fun to eat,
- Bubbly Good-Guys Lemonade — Your 7-11 year old can make her own fermented drinks. Give her this simple recipe and a couple small jars. She’ll love it,
- Easiest Nut Butter Cookies — Do you have a future baker in your home? Only 4 ingredients. Perfect for the toaster oven… keeps the house cool on a hot day,
- No-Knead Kefir Bread — This bread is magic. Low salt. No kneading. Yeast free. And most of the rising happens right in the oven,
- Mikah’s Lentil Sprout Salad — Let the kids see lentils sprout before their eyes, toss in their favorite veggies, crumbled cheese, black olives, and serve!,
- Slow Cooker Chicken Bone Broth — A classic makes a huge comeback. This healthy set-it-and-forget-it version is perfect for your 12-15 year old,
- Grass-Fed Burgers — Grill Master training for older teens! Juicy, tender burgers every time,
- Homemade Pepperoni and Salami — Salt-cured, nitrate and nitrite free. A fun way for teens to spice up their favorite homemade pizza,
- Moroccan Spiced Ground Beef Stir-Fry, or Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry — Kick back and relax… the kids are making dinner on their own tonight!,
- Cheesy, Chewy, Crunchy Popovers — So cute! This elegant Brazilian pastry gets an update for your modern healthy kitchen,
- Berry Chia Mousse, Probiotic Panna Cotta, and Pumpkin Coconut Fudge — sweet treats for kids of all ages,
- Plus, Best Crackers Ever, Easy Pie Crust, Baked Cinnamon Vanilla Oatmeal, and more...
And expert tips like:
- Myth busted! Why letting kids “help” in the kitchen is the fastest way to messes, tears, and unhappy dinners (and what to do instead). This one tip will save your sanity in the kitchen. - Page 24
- 17 ways to make cooking together “light, interesting, and enjoyable” (and completely eliminate frustration, bickering and crankiness). - Page 28
- How to teach “hot” and “dangerous” to babies and toddlers. Keep them safe and calm in the kitchen. - Page 32
10 essentials safety rules for active kids in the kitchen (and how to get the kids to WANT to obey the rules). The Kids in the Kitchen Contract is on page 35.
- Do your kids know how to recognize real foods? I’ll give you 10 simple questions kids can ask themselves before eating their next meal. (Help them make good choices, even when you’re not eating together.) - Page 37
- 17 essential gadgets to help kids in the kitchen… and 7 gadgets to avoid at all costs (sometimes “kid-size” tools are the worst offenders) - Page 43
- Getting organized… there is a method to the madness. Even the tiniest kitchen runs smoother when you use these 7 simple strategies. - Page 49
- 9 useful tasks your toddler can do to get dinner on the table faster (without getting under foot or making a giant mess). - Page 53
- Is 3-6 years old too young to cook? No way! I’ll show you how to teach your pre-schooler how to measure, sort and stir their own yummy creations. Simple and fun. - Page 58
- How to make homemade vegetable spray. (Especially useful if you need to use up non-organic produce.) - Page 59
- How to “see” a fraction — This simple trick will make your 7-11 year old a master of kitchen math. He’ll be able to read a recipe and even make simple adjustments to make a bigger or smaller batch of cookies. - Page 68
- How to boil water — Not kidding. There are 7 different ways to boil water. Have you ever accidentally served mushy broccoli? I’ll show you how to solve that problem. - Page 82
- Once your child turns 12, he can fly in the kitchen! She’ll learn how to: make yeasted bread, boil water, start sprouts, sauté and stir fry, blanch steam and poach, roast veggies, make tasty chopped salads, make bone broth, build soups and stews, and make weekly menu plans. It’s all here. - Page 91
- What’s the “coolest” job in the kitchen? Head Chef, of course! Your teen will love learning: advanced knife skills and how to… butterfly and roast a chicken, cut a chicken into pieces, barbecue juicy grass-fed burgers, braise short ribs, brine and roast a chicken, steam salmon, make one-dish skillet meals, make homemade fresh cured meats… and how to plan menus on a budget. - Page 96
- Is your child ready to cook “on their own”? I’ll show you how and when to turn the kids loose in the kitchen. Lessons 14-18 are full of healthy, easy, kid-friendly breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks. - Page 130
- How to make your own non-GMO spray starch (and 4 ways to keep your napkins stain-free). - Page 137
- How to fold napkin origami (Delight your family with a beautiful dinner table on the busiest days.) - Page 137
- And much more…
A Special Offer For You
For a limited time, I have created a special offer for Christian families who want their children to grow up loving real food... and knowing how to cook it.
This is an opportunity for your entire family to start enjoying being in the kitchen together... and for you to start a legacy that will follow your children into their adult lives with their own families (and hopefully longer!).
How much would it be worth to you to see your children cooking and loving real food for the rest of their lives?
I've priced out comparable cooking courses (which don't cover nearly as much as we do) and they'll run you about $1000 each...
In contrast, the Real Food Kids eBook covers 19 topics, from how to teach your kids to recognize real food, to age-appropriate kitchen skills for all your children (even the toddler)... and you'll get gobs of kid-friendly recipes that your children will love to cook (and eat!)... like snacks and main dishes and desserts and more...
You and your children can watch the 5 video demonstrations over and over again, and everything is documented in the printable tutorials so you can refer to the recipes and information long into the future.
The bottom line is: What I’m offering you is much more comprehensive than a single lesson. And it costs a fraction of what you’d pay to learn each topic, one at a time. Plus, it gives you plenty of detail to get you started on the right path.
So how does it work? The Real Food Kids eBook comes as a downloadable PDF. Plus we include a FREE softcover textbook... so you can refer to your lessons and recipes even offline!
5 Master Class Videos To Help You Get Started Fast
Teaching traditional cooking can be tricky, especially if you’re not a seasoned pro with these timeless techniques. To help you quickly become a confident cooking teacher (and improve you’re own cooking skills, if you like), I’ve made you 5 free quick-start videos.
Here’s how to get them:
When you order the Real Food Kids eBook, you will be immediately ushered into a series of 5 Kids in the Kitchen Videos that reveal all my traditional cooking secrets for kids.
Each video shows you 2 things: (1) what to do… perfect if your child is ready to teach themselves; and (2) how to teach the lesson… perfect if your child is younger and needs more help from you.
Here are the 5 videos you’ll get when you order the Real Food Kids eBook:
- Video: The Delgado Family Makes Breakfast — Does having all the kids in the kitchen, happily working together, seem like an impossible dream? I’ll show you how the madness becomes magic in Jami’s kitchen. It’s fun to watch. You’ll like it.
- Video: Basic Teaching Strategy — This will clear up any questions about teaching cooking skills to your children. Yes, it really is this simple.
- Video: Recognizing Real Food — What it is, where to get it, and why it is so important that kids know their food. Jami breaks the questions down into beginner, intermediate, and advanced, so the kids can learn a couple quick things to look out for and you can feel confident that they’re making good choices.
- Video: Refried Rice — Watch me and my son make refried rice the “Real Food Kids” way. Learn how soak your rice, prepare the veggies, how to choose the add-ins for the best flavor, and what to do when things start getting a little crazy… I’ll show you exactly how to work with the kids to cook a delicious meal that builds their confidence and brings you closer together.
- Video: Bento Box Picnic — Lunches are Jami's down time. So the kids are “on their own” to make something, fun, filling and healthy. She shows you exactly how she helps the kids become more adventurous eaters, without nagging, fussing, or wasting food.
The retail value for this absolutely huge free gift collection is $37. But the confidence you’ll get from seeing how easy it is to take care of your health is priceless.
FREE BONUS Softcover Print Cookbook
"Real Food Kids"
I'll also throw in a FREE spiral-bound, lay-flat, full-color printed version of the Real Food Kids Cookbook (aka "textbook")!
Because when the internet is out or you just plain don't feel like getting on the computer... you'll still be able to follow along with the lessons and recipes conveniently on your kitchen counter.... no computer or internet required!
This Real Food Kids print cookbook is completely free (even free shipping in the U.S.) with your purchase of the Real Food Kids eBook! (Retail value: $80)
Your Investment Is 100% Guaranteed
I am so sure that you will love the Real Food Kids eBook that I’m offering you a 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
If for any reason, you decide that getting your kids cooking together to make tasty, real food meals that bless the whole family with good health, fun flavors, and cooking skills that last a lifetime, is not for you then please return it and I will refund your investment, less any shipping and fulfillment costs.
It’s Time To Start Having Fun In The Kitchen
Tonight, my kids are making meatballs for dinner. What am I doing? I’m going to enjoy the fun while I watch from the kitchen table. I’ll probably pour myself a cup of tea, turn the silly songs up way too loud, and laugh at my son’s jokes. (That kid is hysterical!)
What are you going to do?
Please hear me: if you’ve read this far, then I know Real Food Kids eBook is right for you.
Traditional cooking is fun. It’s a chance to explore the world of real food together. What tastes good? How can I make it taste better by combining flavors? What happens when I cut that apple in circles, cubes or tiny sticks? How does that soupy mix of ingredients turns into yummy chocolate cake?
When you approach cooking with a child’s eyes, a parent’s watchful care, and a teacher’s heart, magic happens. Good eating habits are built. And a lifetime of healthy cooking skills are passed on to a new generation.
Are you ready to get started?
Here's What To Do Now:
Getting your kids cooking together to make tasty, real food meals that bless the whole family with good health, fun flavors, and cooking skills that last a lifetime, starts with 3 easy steps:
1) Download your Real Food Kids eCookbook.
2) Watch the first Kids in the Kitchen Class Video: “The Delgado Family Makes Breakfast”, and
3) Start cooking! I’m so excited for you!
You’re going to see some funny, inspiring, and (yes) messy adventures in your kitchen. But what a joy it is to see the look of satisfaction and pride on their faces when the kids serve you a slice of bread or a bowl of creamy chowder!
Congratulations, Mom! This is a moment for the photo album.
Here’s that Buy Now button again:
God bless you and your family,
Traditional Cooking School Lead Teacher
P.S. What’s the big deal about teaching kids to cook real foods? Why does it matter? Cooking is power, and freedom, and choice. It’s the ability to look at a label and say, “I’m not eating that. It’s not even real food!” It’s knowing that you’ll always be able to give nourishment, love and connection to your family. It’s play and adventure and chocolate cake! It’s the best way I know of to leave my family a legacy of good health. Please join me! Click the Buy Now button below to buy Real Food Kids package today.
In your capable hands, you’ll be able to cook healthy, tender, delicious meals and desserts in very little time.
No, it's not set-it-and-forget-it, but it is amazingly fast, efficient, and full of flavor. I think you'll very quickly start to wonder how you ever cooked without it. Here's the Buy Now button again. I'll see you inside shortly!
Got a Question?
Here are the most common questions and answers about the Real Food Kids eBook. If you have any other questions, click the chat bubble on this page and we'll answer right away!
No. It’s never too late to start feeling better. Why? Parents often sacrifice their own needs. And as the years go by, their health gradually declines. I want parents of any age to be able to feel better, starting today... as well as their children to get started on the right foot!
There’s some work involved in this eBook. But I can honestly say, it’s some of the funnest work I’ve done. The cooking techniques are simple. And the recipes are mostly “mix and go.” It’s easy. And the results are amazingly effective. We suggest getting in the kitchen with the children once or twice a week for an hour or two... you'll be amazed how much they learn and master! And if you're already cooking, involve them then, too!
No. This is the companion eBook to our online eCourse. The videos you get are pre-recorded, so you don’t have to show up anywhere, at a specific day or time. The eBook is ready for you to download immediately after purchase.
Yes! When you get the eBook in PDF, we're including a spiral-bound, lay-flat, full-color textbook completely free. It's an $80 value and you even get free shipping.
No worries. We offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Just contact us within 30 days of your purchase and we'll be happy to refund your investment, less any shipping and fulfillment costs.
We focus on the techniques of preparing real foods using traditional methods that preserve or enhance the nutritional value of the original ingredients.
There is a heavy emphasis on answering the “how” questions. However, there is always a reason for “why” we do things, and it is this “why” that is often more important than the “how.”
Our philosophy: At Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS, we believe that God is our creator and the source of all things good. God is the “why” for all that we do, including the way we cultivate, harvest, prepare and eat foods. That’s why we share our love for God and explain how we can see God’s design in our food.
This resonates with most of our students, though some participate solely for the techniques. We are happy to help you either way.