Ready for some kitchen fun? Preschoolers can learn so much when they help in the kitchen and it does not have to be an overwhelming ordeal. Here are some simple recipes that you can try with your little ones. Get cooking and bonding! While you are cooking, you can talk about the wonderful ingredients and how we need to fuel our bodies with good nutrition…
Preschooler In The Kitchen
This recipe works wonderful when cooking in the kitchen with small children. I started baking these muffins with my grand daughter when she was 4 years old. In the pictures following she is the one teaching another 4 year old how to make them. She is now 7 and apparently has learned much about baking. It was really fun to see how much she has learned over the years.
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 ripe banana’s
- 2 egg’s
- 2 cups flour ( whole grain flour works great also)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 chopped nuts (optional)
Next up, a soon to be dinner time favorite…
These are the facts of the case and they are undisputed: Sometimes we humans can’t spend four hours making dinner. In fact, sometimes we humans can’t spend two hours making dinner. Along those lines, sometimes we humans can’t spend one hour making dinner.
Especially if we humans have a houseful of kids and dogs, soccer practice (yes, it has already begun), football meetings (yes, they have already begun), and a million and four things going on.
Last night was one of those nights. So I made French Bread Pizzas!
This is an easy dinner, so get the kids and have them help you put on the toppings!
A fabulous weekend brunch idea!
Kids can help: Stir egg mixture, dip bread and cut hearts.
- Oatmeal bread
- Skim milk
- Maple syrup
This all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie makes a nice change of pace for a summer breakfast or afternoon snack. For little kids: Let them help press the buttons on the blender. (Be sure to let it run for a full minute before you add the ice so the oatmeal-and-raisin mixture gets as smooth as possible.) For big kids: Let them measure the ingredients-it’s the perfect time to teach them the difference between wet and dry ingredient measuring cups.
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup whole milk, plus more if needed
- 1/2 cup full-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
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The kiddos can help you gather all the ingredients and pour them into the pot.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 (32-ounce) containers fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup uncooked alphabet-shaped pasta
What’s your kid’s favorite recipe?