What's Cooking? The Social and Emotional Benefits To Cooking & Baking:
Hello gardeners! Did you know that cooking and baking are not just about creating delicious meals and treats...they can also provide a range of social and emotional benefits which is why they are one of our 'go-to' gardening tools! Cooking and baking have been shown to be effective stress-relieving activities for gardeners of all ages. Scroll down to read the many benefits of turning your 'Weeds into Seeds' in the kitchen!
The SEL benefits of Cooking and baking can go way beyond just satisfying your hunger:
Cooking and baking can be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. The act of measuring ingredients, mixing them together, and watching a dish come together can be very calming and meditative.
Cooking and baking can be a wonderful creative outlet. You can experiment with different flavors, textures, and cooking techniques to create unique and personalized dishes.
Sharing your cooking and baking creations with others can be a great way to connect with friends and family. It can be a fun and rewarding way to bring people together and show your love and appreciation for them.
Cooking and baking can also be a way to practice mindfulness and be present in the moment. By focusing on the task at hand and being aware of your senses, you can cultivate a sense of mindfulness and reduce stress and anxiety.
So next time you've got some weeds and need a little help to redirect your thoughts and get you back to a calmer & more confident state of mind...head to the kitchen and dig into your favorite recipe!