Everyday Mom's Meals: Kids Cooking Made Easy {A Review}

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kids Cooking Made Easy {A Review}

Do your kids love being in the kitchen? Do they always want to help you, or come up with their own creations? Maybe you have a little chef on your holiday gift shopping list? If any of these ring true for you, then I've got the perfect, brand new cookbook for you!

From the creators of the "Made Easy" series of cookbooks (Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek) comes Kids Cooking Made Easy, features 60 easy-to-make kosher recipes! They are fun to make, and the instructions are simple to follow. Every recipe has a photo, and additional step by step photos.  (This is my favorite part! I like to see what the finished product is supposed to look like, and I think it's easier for kids to follow a recipe if it includes a photo!) Plus, they have also included "Cooking School" tips that teach young cooks many new techniques, like how to simmer or saute'. This takes them way beyond the stir and mix they might be used to!

Victoria says "If you are a kid and think you can't cook, you will learn very quickly that you can." For parents of picky eaters, this book could be solution. "IF your kids are too young to help, let them look at the photos and pick their favorites." Leah adds that "Once your kids are old enough, you can also bring them into the kitchen like my mother did with me. Kids feel so confident and so proud when they learn to prepare their first dishes on their own."

I always tell moms who ask me how to curb picky eaters, "Get them into the kitchen." Let them help prepare the food, touch it, smell it, "play" with it. you would be surprised at how many new things they are willing to try if they are involved in the process.

Like me, for these busy mothers, cooking with their kids is a way to spend quality time together. Sometimes those 30 minutes while supper is being made can be the most time you spend one on one with your child, talking and making memories to last a lifetime.

Recipes are categorized by sections: Dairy; Meat, Chicken, and Fish; On The Side; Snack Time; and Desserts. Just some of the tasty recipes included that your kids will love are:

* Spinach Quesadillas
*Pizza Soup
*Honey BBQ Chicken Nuggets
*Cauliflower Poppers
*Zucchini Spaghetti
*Toasted Bow Tie Chips

If you have a budding foodie on your gift list, Kids Cooking Made Easy would be the perfect gift idea! It will get kids in the kitchen creating yummy meals, snacks and desserts for the whole family to enjoy!
Disclaimer: I was given a free cookbook in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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