Get your kiddos in the kitchen with over 25 easy and fun recipes that they’ll enjoy making and eating! All of the recipes are kid tested & parent approved.
Although Olivia is still an infant and too little to help out in the kitchen, she’s actually with me in the kitchen all the time. Whether she’s attached to me in a wrap or sitting in her bouncer, she already enjoys hanging out and watching me cook. For those of you with older kids that are home from school right now, this is the perfect time to get them in the kitchen to help prep recipes and learn the basics of cooking. Who knows, you might just find that you have a budding chef on your hands.
I know it can seem stressful and more difficult to bring your kids in the kitchen to cook, but these are valuable life skills they will have for the rest of their lives! Make sure you are not rushed or stressed out before bringing your kids into the kitchen. Pick an open morning or afternoon where you have no other plans, but to be present with them. And don’t worry about things getting messy. You’ll be able to clean everything up at the end.
I have broken up certain tasks by age range, but obviously you know your kid best. Have them help where you’re comfortable.
Rinse produce in a bowl or in the sink
Dump measured ingredients into the mixing bowl
Mix simple ingredients
Prep herbs and fruits – picking grapes off vine, picking herbs off stem, tear lettuce leaves for salad, etc.
BBQ Jackfruit – Haven’t heard of jackfruit? No problem! A healthy take on BBQ pulled pork or shredded chicken, your kids will love shredding up the canned jackfruit. Serve on a bun with slaw or in a wrap!
Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos – Make a deal with your kids… you can have nachos for dinner *if* the base is cauliflower! They won’t even realize they’re eating the healthy, upgraded version. Okay, they might realize it… but they’ll still love them!