Cooking with kids is a fantastic way to help them understand measurement, fractions, math, reading a recipe, and how tastes interact. Children having responsibility is key in helping them to have good self-esteem but it is also important to make sure that the tasks they are given are age appropriate and that they are being supervised when cooking. One thing that we like to do is give our older son the task of choosing a meal for our meal plan each week. Some weeks he has no desire to do this and I don't force him to but others he gets really into it and wants to choose everything.
Making sure that kids are getting good nutritional content while still getting good fats is something that is really important to me for a few reasons. One is that it is really important for their body and brain growth. The second is that good fats are very helpful in keeping neurotransmitters working correctly helping to keep them happy and able to concentrate. Lastly because it is really easy to eat either high fat, low nutritional content or high nutritional content, too low fat it is important to find a balance between these.
Here are some ideas for fun recipes that our family enjoys.
Baked Apricots Stuffed with Ricotta or Cashew Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies: Grain Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, No Sugar (oh and they are actually really good)
Chocolate Cupcakes: Vegan & Paleo and Oh So Good
Chocolate Mousse Tart: Amazing Vegan-Grain Free
Double Chocolate Cookies: Grain Free, Sugar Free, and Vegan
Easy Pear Dessert with Coconut Whipped Cream
Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes
French Breakfast Puff: Valentine's Tradition
Strawberry Glace Pie
Watermelon Cooler (Icee)
Rainbow Fruit Salad
Roasted Pears with Cardamom Coconut Whipped Cream
Strawberry Whole Grain Scones
BEST Ever Biscuits