Cooking with kids OR Kids cooking!

kids in the kitchen

Cooking is such a great learning activity:  following instructions, going slowly, mixing, tasting, cleaning up and sharing and eating the finished product. For example when we "read" recipes together,  we are learning there is a sequence to be followed and also the value of  words that can teach us to make something yummy. It has been shown, in my family, that involving fussy eaters in cooking means they are more willing to try new foods.

Here are some great, healthy ideas from the Heart Foundation for cooking with kids:

Icy Fruit Delights  - no cooking required but make them in the morning so they freeze for afternoon tea.
Banana Pikelets  - these are a great way to add fruit and wholemeal fibre to a yummy breakfast or snack. (pictured above)
Purple Pears   - so simple to create and fun to eat. They can be served hot or cold.
Berry Swirl Yoghurt Pops - made with natural yoghurt and frozen berries in the mold of your choice.

More resources at Healthy Kids and Mums United.
Food ideas with pre-schoolers.

LINKED UP AT What Kids Eat Wednesday and TUESDAY TALENT SHOW where you can get more great cooking ideas each week.


Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

Great ideas on things to do with kids, I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award.

lesley @ early play said...

Thank you so much Kirsty, that is cool, even though I am not sure what that is.

KIm@The Educators' Spin On It said...

Lesley, thanks for posting this! I've been teaching a cooking class with my daughter's friends and posting about it on my blog called "Little Hands that Cook with Books." Hope you get a chance to check it out.


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