If your child has shown interest in cooking, teach him or her these five easy recipes.
Your children will never be without a wholesome breakfast if you teach them to make these delicious whole-wheat blueberry muffins. Make sure you crack the eggs into a separate bowl before adding them to the muffin batter — that way, if there are pieces of shell in the bowl, you can take them out, ensuring that they never make their way into the muffins.
This healthy spread is as easy as putting a few fresh and flavorful ingredients in your food processor and then blending until creamy. Making hummus together is a great way to teach your child about kitchen safety (and sharp objects in the kitchen) and to instill the concept of intuitive cooking. Let your child taste the hummus and, if need be, help him or her adjust the seasonings before tasting again — showing how tasting and problem-solving play an important role in good cooking.
Teaching your kids how to properly use a knife is an important part of showing them how to cook. Chopping fruits and vegetables for salads is a great way to practice. As an added bonus, kids can get creative with the colorful ingredients they’ve just chopped and design their own salad, which makes it more likely that they’ll eat it!
Meatballs are the perfect way to bolster any plain pasta dish, and an oven-baked version is perfect for kids — no frying (and potential oil splatters) needed. If you don’t want to make these meatballs spicy, simply omit the crushed red pepper flakes.
Knowing the basic technique for roasting a chicken will go a long way in helping your child become a well-rounded cook. And it’s easy to do —put the bird in the oven for your child, but let them stuff it with the seasonings and cover the outside with salt and pepper before roasting.