Not only does cooking with kids build healthy habits, we also believe that cooking is a perfect safe space for kids to learn leadership skills such as creative thinking and decision making. Many times kids are being asked to be “the little helper”, but we are building a community where kids are the chefs and parents are the assistants.
Many times we are hesitant to let our littlest ones in the kitchen in our efforts to protect them. However, if we want our kids to develop a healthy love of food and cooking, we must build their confidence early. The toddler and preschool years are the perfect time to start cooking especially when they are in their “I want to do it myself” phase. Try these two recipes to get them started;
Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Vanilla-Honey Yogurt Dip: This simple recipe is super fun and easy for little hands. Makes for a perfect learning opportunity to practice colors, sorting, counting and patterns. Plus adding the fruit to skewers helps with hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Guacamole: This will be everyone’s favorite recipe for little hands. In this recipe, your preschooler will can practice peeling, mashing, and mixing. Tons of fun!