My kids love to be in the kitchen helping me cook and bake. I remember when my oldest made her first sandwich without help. She was so proud and ate all of it with a big smile on her face. She’s a few years older now and still loves to be in the kitchen with me making food.
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Whenever I’m baking or cooking, at least one of my kids asks if they can help. While I’m grateful for their willingness, sometimes it’s a little less than helpful to have them in the kitchen with me. *wink* However, I do want them to build confidence in their abilities to cook and bake, which is why kid friendly recipes are so great!
I had the chance to review a fun new cookbook just for kids called Kid Chef Junior. It has a total of 40 recipes for breakfast, meals, snacks and desserts that range in skill level from easy to hard. My son and I chose the Cookie Bites recipe to make together. I basically got all the ingredients out and helped with a little bit of measuring and my 4-year-old did the rest!
I really like the step by step pictures, simple instructions and fun little “extras” in the margins, like jokes, tips and definitions.
There is also a good variety of recipes, including gluten-free, nut-free and vegetarian.
I’m sure this recipe book is going to be pulled out over and over by my kids over the next few years especially, as their confidence grows. There is something so satisfying about making food yourself and then eating it and the same goes for kids!
You can find the Kid Chef Junior cookbook on Amazon. How fun would it be to pair this with an apron, a mixing bowl , spatula and measuring cups and spoons as a gift?
I have the opportunity to give away a copy of Kid Chef Junior to one of my readers!
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This would be an amazing cookbook for my kiddos! They love helping out in the kitchen but the OCD mom in me needs to loosen up a little bit 😂
My boys love helping in the kitchen! This cookbook looks like so much fun! Love the idea of pairing it with an apron and more for a gift idea!
I love the idea of kids as creators of things they see as strictly “adult.” Food is an easy-ish place to start. Worse-case scenario, you clean up and start again or just go out to eat!
This is such a cute idea!! Perfect way to get kids involved in the kitchen, but without you having to think about a recipe that is easy enough for them to handle!
My favorite food to cook is Beef Stroganoff! Love it!!