In many homes, Mother’s Day brings up a lot of cooking memories. Maybe you made mom breakfast in bed for the special day. Maybe your mom made something when you were growing up that you never perfectly mastered. Maybe some of your favorite cooking memories are with your mom. Or, maybe your mom was a terrible cook or didn’t cook at all, and on Mother’s Day you went out to eat. No matter what, it’s important to remember that there is a lot of nostalgia around family kitchen and eating time. This month we are celebrating moms, because Sunday, May 12, is their day. And our founder, Sally, got the inspiration for ChopChop in her role as a mom. Below, read about Sally teaching her daughter to shop smartly in her article for Lenny Letter. And get some inspiration for Mother’s Day brunch-at-home recipes that taste even better when served to mom in bed. And, don't forget to take a look at the new cooking classes we have coming up!
The ChopChop Family
Shop Like Your Mom
ChopChop founder Sally Sampson wrote a story for Lenny Letter about teaching her daughter to grocery shop and plan healthy, delicious meals that she can eat for a week. Shop Like Your Mom is a week-long step-by-step guide with ingredients, shopping lists, and recipes. Do you shop like your mom? We want to hear about it. Tell us what habits you picked up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the kids are cooking Mother’s Day meals this year, we’ve put together some easy menus for even the newest cooks. If mom wants breakfast in bed, use this list that spans from parfaits (no cooking needed!) to eggs (which needs adult supervision). If you’re looking for lunch or dinner ideas, head to our website which is full of recipe ideas from Apple Pie Smoothies to Zucchini Pancakes.
We are now accepting applications to the 2019-2020 Kids Advisory Board. The ChopChop Kids Advisory Board provides valuable perspectives on kids cooking, family meals, and overall health and wellness. The goal of the Kids Advisory Board (KAB) is to highlight the power of the youth voice in order to create impactful changes within school communities and beyond. Working closely with ChopChop Family, the KAB works together and shares ideas on how to inspire others to cook real food in the kitchen.
For our friends in New York, The Creative Kitchen's Kids Food Festival is hosting a weekend full of flavor and fun at Brookfield Place New York on May 11 and 12. The festival educates families about making balanced food choices and offers a host of family-friendly activities including cooking classes, food demonstrations, live entertainment, the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids, food sampling, giveaways, and more!
ChopChop Family is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach children and families to cook real food together. We believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.