Emeril Lagasse’s Tips for Raising Healthy Kids
On television he extols bacon and butter, but at home, Emeril Lagasse cooks low-fat, vegetable-loaded dishes with his children.
“I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day.”
“Soups are a great way to introduce a lot of vegetables to kids. Stir-fries, too, because they contain so many different shapes and colors.”
On Cleaning Up
“Cleanliness is very important. If you let kids make a total mess in the kitchen and then leave, you’re not really teaching them anything.”
On Learning to Cook
“If kids can learn how to make a simple Bolognese sauce, they will never go hungry. It’s pretty easy to cook pasta, but a good sauce is way more useful.”