Three Yummy Recipes To Cook With Your Child

Three Yummy Recipes To Cook With Your Child

“What’s that?” “There’s something green on my plate?” “How many bites do I have to take?” Dinner time can be a struggle for families with young children. If you find yourself serving as both a referee and a counselor every night during supper, you’re not alone. When it comes to foods, both new ones and old, children are unpredictable. A meal they loved last week will be a source of great turmoil for them this week. An ingredient they begged you for at the grocery store will suddenly turn to poison once it’s on their plate. How does a parent deal with dinner time woes? One way is to get your kids cooking! No matter how old your child is, it IS possible to integrate them into your meal preparation routine. A child who helps put a meal together will be more invested in the meal. Helping in the kitchen will give them a sense of pride that encourages them to eat the food they helped prepare. Here are three easy and delicious recipes that you can make with your little one. Tasks by age group: Age 2-4: Preparing produce (snapping the ends off of green beans, shucking corn, washing vegetables) Cleaning up Ages 4-7: Helping measure and pour ingredients/spices Mixing ingredients in bowls (nothing too hot) Setting timers Forming patties Cleaning up Ages 7+ Cutting produce with kid-safe scissors and safety knives Assembling casseroles Using hand mixers (with help) Cleaning up Tex-Mex Casserole Ingredients: 1lb ground beef 1 packet of taco seasoning 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups of crushed tortilla... Read More >

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