Can’t get your kids psyched about trying new, healthy foods? Get them in the kitchen with you! Here’s how…
About Catherine McCord
Busy parents around the world can now rejoice. Weelicious, the brainchild of actress, model and mom Catherine McCord, provides a solution to parents’ hectic lives by showing them how to cook recipes that are kid-friendly, quick and nutritious. Since Weelicious launched in October 2007, Catherine has been offering innovative ideas and instructions for delicious meals that are “easy, fresh, and fun.”
Bolstered by a culinary background and a passion for food, Catherine makes cooking accessible using few, but fresh ingredients. Recipes appeal to a range of ages – from infants starting on solid foods to school-age kids and adults. “As a parent, you don’t have to be a short-order cook preparing four different meals for four different family members,” she says.
Taking her inner ‘mom-ologue’ from the web to the page, Catherine’s forthcoming book, Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes was released September 18th, 2012. Starting out as an inspirational feeding guide, Catherine cleverly weaves together first-hand experiences with factual evidence, then naturally progresses into 150 of her own can-do recipes. The book not only offers realistic solutions to the daily challenge of feeding children, but also offers ways to inspire kids to be great eaters.
Through Weelicious and her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter, Catherine is sharing what she’s learned through extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Tuesday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.
Weelicious is a realistic approach to quick, nutritious eating with unedited videos of cooking demos featuring – who else? – Catherine, her 5-year old son, Kenya, and 3- year old daughter, Chloe. Unlike other kid-friendly cooking sites, Weelicious focuses on educating kids and involving them in the process. No cheap tricks, sneaking or hiding pureed veggies into the usual kid-fare like mac and cheese – a trend that has become popular and concerns Catherine.
“Our philosophy is to be honest, and include and engage your kids in the kitchen,” says Catherine. “Do this, and you will undoubtedly see a change in their eating habits, particularly if they are picky eaters.”
Catherine’s kids aren’t the only family members on board. Her husband, Jon, a film producer, “didn’t know how to cook a thing when we met,” Catherine says only half jokingly. He now credits Catherine with instilling in him a passion for cooking and a desire to treat food as an art medium. “Painting can take weeks,” she laughs. “Food is instant gratification.”
In addition to its growing library of over 700 original recipes and 130 videos, Weelicious, provides resourceful information about organics, food groups, vitamins and minerals, potential food allergens, and tips on engaging reluctant eaters.