About the Website

Cooking with Aunt Jess is a website geared toward kids (ages 5-12) and adults. Packed with kid-friendly recipes, frequently asked parent questions, tips and tricks on healthy eating, and a unique interactive “Shop, Chop and Cook!” game (coming soon!).  Cooking with Aunt Jess serves as a fun and easy-to-use resource on how to get kids involved in the kitchen. Each week, Jess will post a new "Emma & Reed approved" recipe, as well as tips, tricks and musings on the latest health issues. So whether you are a parent, a child a caregiver, or someone looking to have fun, Cooking with Aunt Jess will keep you informed and up to date.

Learn more about Aunt Jess here

Coming soon: Cooking Shows! Reed, Emma and Jess whip up personalized Chicken Quesadillas!

Some Q&A for Parents

Q: Are there dangers in food dyes I should be aware of for my child?

A: Artificial food coloring ingredients (food dye) contain plenty of chemicals. Many are derived from highly toxic sources and can cause many different diseases, disorders and mutations in humans. Although it seems unlikely that a trivial amount of food coloring in a piece of a candy (like liquorice) would have any harmful effect on you, you would be wrong, because it does.

Q: What ingredients should I avoid when selecting packaged food for my child?

A: A Chips Ahoy cookie here, a Coke with lunch. There's nothing wrong with this in moderation. The thing is, though, these snacks contain some harmful ingredients that when consumed on a daily basis can really affect your mood and your health. Check the labels and be on the lookout for the following ingredients because they are in everything.  The top five are Hydrogenated oil, Enriched flour, High-fructose corn syrup, Refined sugar, and Saturated fats.

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