There’s something special about cooking with your kids. Admittedly, it is not something I do often. This is mostly because I’m a control freak and I like to not make extra messes in the kitchen. It only means I need to clean up more. Honestly, who has time for that? However, my daughter loves to cook. She especially loves to bake. So I just need to hang up my control freak hat and realize the mess doesn’t matter.
Okay, yes, it will still matter to me but I’ll have to get over it.
Plus, I’m trying to encourage the children to eat a variety of vegetables so maybe if they’re helping me more in the kitchen…they’ll eat the food. It’s worth a shot, right?
When National Geographic Kids sent me their new cookbook for kids, I was excited. For starters, I’m on the lookout for new recipes. And like I said, my daughter loves to cook and I want the kids to eat a healthier variety of foods. The book is perfect! Here’s what we love about it so far and why I highly recommend this book for families that are on the lookout for new recipes and want to learn more about the foods they cook.
- The cookbook has huge colorful photos. Everyone gets pulled into the book and wants to read the captions, not just the recipes.
- Each recipe has tidbits of information accompanying it. For example, you don’t just learn about grilling salmon and how to. You learn about how to be an ocean hero and the best and worst choices for catching ocean fish. It’s very informative. Plus, there are awesome photos that you can’t help but look at!
- There isn’t just one recipe that has to do with fish or eggs but several for each food. My children love eggs lately and the cookbook gives step-by-step directions on making scrambled eggs, poached eggs and sunny-side up eggs. A great how-to for any beginner cook – dad included!
- The National Geographic Kids Cookbook isn’t just about cooking! Surprise! There are “green” craft ideas throughout the book. So while you’re cooking and having fun you can take a break and make a valentine craft, for example!
Honestly, this is such a great book for children of all ages – adult too! If you have a budding chef in the family I’d be scooping this book up for the holidays.
Disclaimer: I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider. My opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this post.