Family Recipes #bebetter52

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Family Recipes #bebetter52

Instead of spending a fortune this holiday season going out to eat, why don’t you gather your family and cook something meaningful together? It is easy to neglect traditions in this touch-and-go world that we live in, especially during the holidays, when we’re so short of time.

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 5.47.54 PMThere is something invaluable about sharing family recipes and secrets passed from one generation to the next. Unfortunately, this tradition of cooking is a lost art in many households. We should all understand the history of our family traditions and know where our food traditions come from.

Be Better’s challenge this week is to cook a family recipe with your loved ones, or begin a new cooking tradition with your family. Enjoy spending quality time in the kitchen.

Get your children involved in your cooking traditions this year. Teaching them their heritage and culture by cooking a family meal makes them feel as though they are contributing to the family, according to WebMD. Additionally, they may feel more connected to the extended family and are more likely to sit down for a family meal if they helped prepare it.

Individuals across the world celebrate major holidays in December, but food traditions vary across regions. Check out Delish to see holiday food traditions and their recipes from across the globe to begin a new cooking tradition in your family.

We can’t wait to see what you decide to cook this week. Be creative with your loved ones, and get your loved ones involved in the kitchen!