Kitchens. Small, large, residential, commercial, kitchenettes. For every house that I have worked in, the kitchen was the most used room. We cook, we chat, we host, we eat. A kitchen is a place of opportunity. It’s where memories are made, families are strengthened, kids connect with their parents, friends chat, and the senses come alive.
We’ve all have heard the statistics of how powerful eating together as a family can be. Study after study shows that with eating dinner together comes: reduced stress, reduced drug and alcohol use in kids and teenagers, mentally healthier kids, physically healthier kids, less eating out which is easier on a budget, better grades, and better social skills. With all this, it’s easy to see that the kitchen is a REALLY important room!
If having dinner together is shown to have positive effects on kids and families, and having dinner together is overall dependent on you cooking it, then shouldn’t you take steps to increase the likelihood that you will cook?
One of the most common reasons I hear for why people don’t cook at home is because it takes too much effort. Shopping for ingredients, finding all the tools necessary to create the meal, and then cleaning up afterward is just too much. So instead they order out or go out and end up putting a strain on their budget, putting a strain on their health, and missing the fleeting opportunity to have a positive impact on their family life.
An organized kitchen is fun to cook in. Fun is good. Fun means you’re more likely to do it again.
So here is something you can work on today that has the power to take a daunting task and make it more enjoyable, will save you money, can improve your health, can improve your family dynamic, and has been shown to help kids healthy and happy.
That’s powerful stuff!
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