From Jamie Oliver to Michelle Obama, everyone says that cooking with kids is a great way to instill in them a love of healthy food that will last them a lifetime. It is also a great way to involve them in household work. It may take more time and more effort on your part in the short run, but imagine breakfast in bed for you when they are older! There is a new campaign out there called The Kids Cook Monday (same people that do the Meatless Mondays campaign) and we these videos support their efforts!
Share the video with the kids before preparation to give them a visual picture of the process and show them how much kids love it.
Black Bean Pinwheels: Fab Kitchen (See recipe at end of post)
This is for bigger kids with good fine motor skills, is fun to make and looks great on a plate. If you are caring for your own children, or entertaining nieces and nephews, this is a fun activity to do before lunch.
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