Ayesha Curry, husband Stephen Curry, and their three kids are featured in the latest issue of Parents magazine. Inside the publication, Ayesha dishes on home life, meal preps and more! Check out highlights from the interview below!
On making rules and not being afraid to break them.
“In our house, you’re definitely not getting dessert if you don’t eat your dinner! But we do throw the rules out the window once in a while. We love to have movie night with the kids where we eat popcorn, ice cream, and then breakfast for dinner.”
On teaching her kids table manners
“Table manners are important to us, but we’re also realistic. My kids are young, so they’re wiggly worms. I just want them to learn the basics, like, if you burp, say ‘Excuse me!’ Use your napkin to wipe your hands and your face; don’t use your shirt. Simple things like that.”
On parents needing dinner rules too
“The toughest one for us to follow is no phones at the table. Of course, there are those moments when the kids do something supercute and you just have to record it. But we really try to implement the no-phones rule. Our kids love being at the table together, talking about their day, singing songs, and telling jokes. It’s a special time.”
On meal prep being key
“Meal prep is big in my house, especially during basketball season, when Stephen needs to fuel up with super-healthy foods. When he’s home for a long stretch, I’ll cook a tub of hard boiled eggs and protein bowls with quinoa, veggies, and salmon or grilled chicken. And I love making big pasta dishes to have on hand during the week. I always try to keep a store-bought rotisserie chicken in the fridge. It’s cheap, and the possibilities are endless: Slice it up and make sandwiches, cut it up and serve with veggies and rice, or make a soup with the leftovers.”
On welcoming kids into the kitchen.
“I try to make vegetables fun for the kids by getting them involved with cooking. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the girls are willing to try whatever it is they helped me make, whether it’s salads, curries, or a kale smoothie. That said, Riley doesn’t like mashed potatoes! I don’t know why; maybe it’s a texture thing. Ryan will eat anything. She’ll sit there and down oysters.”
Ayesha and NBA player, Stephen Curry, are parents to son Canon,, 7 months, and daughters Ryan, 3½, and Riley, 6½.
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