My kids love chicken nuggets. It’s one of those things that is a go-to when it comes to fast food, or quick meals. But there is no need to pay a corporation to make “dinosaur-shaped chicken for my kids. Making our own homemade chicken nuggets is easy, and the kids love to make them. In fact, as I prepared this post, my 4-year-old daughter saw the images and said, “Yummy! Messy! Can we make those again?”Continue Reading
When I think about cooking, I get anxious. When I was a kid, I dreaded being a grown up because some day I’d have to cook dinner. Every. Single. Day.
Well, welcome to my life! And yet, I do not want to pass my own anxiety about cooking on to my kids. I want them to enjoy a kid-friendly kitchen that invites them to prepare food with me and to enjoy eating it.
The way our kitchen is set up encourages the kids to join in, and making eating a memorable experience also helps contribute to our kid-friendly kitchen.
My kids love to have cold cereal for breakfast. But there is something even better that is a treat for us: granola. With milk or with yogurt, breakfast granola is a sturdy alternative. Plus, this is a super kid-friendly granola recipe to make: the kids can do almost every step themselves, there is a messy part that is literally hands-on, and the end result is tasty!
My son has developed a love for cooking. He is only seven, but he loves pouring through recipe books and seeing familiar and not-so-familiar foods prepared in a new way. Don’t get me wrong: he is not a particularly creative eater, but he certainly is creative in thinking about preparing food!
Over the years, we’ve seen our share of cookbooks. I’ve come to recognize great children’s cookbooks when I see one!