Brazilian-born chef Marco Moreira knows a thing or two about how to heat things up in the kitchen as the executive chef and partner at Tocqueville and 15 East in New York. Now he's doing good work in a whole other kitchen, though: his own!

The chef has become a model father and has been teaching his daughter, 10-year-old Francesca, to cook since she was a little girl. Now the girl helps her father out whenever he cooks at home and, to my amazement, it's one of the best ways to help your kids learn to love vegetables. So how does he do it? Here are some of Marco's tips on cooking with kids.

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Do you cook vegetables with your kids? How will you start to teach them to cook more? Share with us in the comments below!

4 Tips for Cooking Veggies with the Kids

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Start them young

I remember my great-grandmother teaching me to bake when I was very, very young. She didn't let me do anything but there's no reason why kids can't do a few tasks, such as picking herbs off the stems in the beginning. Starting as early as possible helps cultivate an interest in them.

About the author

Irina Gonzalez is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She loves pop culture, social media, photography and, above all, discovering new places. She's also a foodie eating healthy and learning to enjoy exercise.

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