Want to get your kids involved in the kitchen? Here is an easy way to help them learn how to wash fruit, measure and enjoy the taste of real food!
There is something so great about bringing your kids into the kitchen. Not only is it a perfect opportunity to spend time catching up on the day’s events, but also to take advantage of those small teachable moments that so often present themselves.
Moments to teach them about cooking and food, to share with them how and why you make the choices to feed them the food that you do.
Getting your kids interested in cooking doesn’t have to mean making an elaborate or time consuming recipe. It can be as simple as a smoothie.
In our house, it’s a strawberry smoothie that my oldest son makes for us several mornings a week. He was inspired by a cooking class at school and brought the recipe home to make it his own using ingredients we have always have on hand.
This will be a great addition to your breakfast menu and leftovers can be frozen as popsicles or packed in a thermos for lunch.
- Cuisine: Snacks
- Makes four, 1 cup servings
- 8 hulled strawberries, frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup milk, dairy or nondairy
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 ice cubes
- In a blender, combine strawberries, milk, yogurt,
- Blend for several seconds on
lowsetting to combine.
- Add ice cubes.
- Blend on high setting of blender for several seconds or until smooth and creamy.
- Pour equal amounts into glasses and enjoy!