Cooking at home with kids

Cooking at home with kids has always been something I've kind of avoided. I'm not a fan of the mess. But, like many other things - being at home months on end because of Coronavirus has changed that. The kids have been more interested in cooking, Lucille especially. We have found some great resources during this time that are perfect for cooking with kids and I'm sharing them with you today.



Food Literacy Center is a great nonprofit here in Sacramento that helps kids get access to healthy foods and to teach them to make smart food choices. Oh and to cook! They have turned their curriculum into an online toolkit and they did some fun Facebook live videos where you can cook along with the Food Literacy Center team. Their resources are well worth checking out.

Raddish Kids is a fun box club that mails you recipes and a kitchen tool and some other fun goodies every month. My parents got Lucille a subscription for her birthday and we all love it! They have some fun summer activities on their site too. They also did some Facebook live cooking videos that Lucille and Gus really enjoyed.

Cookbooks and Cooking Shows are a big hit around here. We have been watching The Great British Baking Show and Lucille and Gus really wanted a Mary Berry cookbook after we got through a few seasons. We also have some great kid cookbooks. Here are some recommendations:
Good Housekeeping Kids Cook!
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes (I love Mollie Katzen cookbooks for grownups and kids)
Kid's Kitchen (Cooking Card Deck)
What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street?

We also have watched almost the full first season of Be Our Chef on Disney+ which is fun for the kids (since kids are helping with the cooking.)

Have you been cooking more with the kids lately? What are some of your favorite things to make with them? I'd love to hear more in the comments.

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.

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