Cooking, like many tasks with toddlers sounds daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of easy recipes out there for the little ones to be a part of. Getting your child involved with meal prep may inspire them to try new things, and help them to develop an interest in nutrition. It also fosters those fine motor skills! We’ve compiled 10 kid-friendly recipes from around the web-o-sphere to inspire cooking with your kiddos.
Some general cooking ideas for your little sous chefs are: assist in collecting ingredients from low shelves in cupboard or fridge; add already measured ingredients into a large mixing bowl; stir ingredients; add raisins or chocolate chips into batter; drain fruit in colander.
Author of Food Before 5
Amazingly great recipe that your toddlers will love.
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Homemade, healthy goodness.
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Kids Cake from Sara, Happiness is Here blog
Awesome free printable recipe with pictures that is easy for little bakers to follow.
Toddlers can help spread out the chick peas on baking sheet.
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Simple, easy, healthy wraps that are super fun for kids to put together.
Kids help roll out the fruit, roll up and tie with string.
Fun cookies inspired by a children's book about Matisse.
Kids can pick out and wash the fruit, measure ingredients under adult supervision.
Kids can help scrape inside of squash with a plastic fork.
Remember to always supervise your kids when you are cooking together. Use your good old fashioned common sense and give them only age-appropriate tasks. Make wonderful memories in the kitchen that the whole family will cherish!