Kids in the kitchen

Cooking with kids

Are you wanting to get the kids involved in the kitchen? Here are my five best tips for feeding and keeping them occupied at the same time!

1. Blend it! Smoothies and smoothie bowls are so much fun when you get it right! Try our Frozen Princess Smoothie Bowl and let them decorate to their hearts content.

2. Roll it! Think wraps, tortillas, sushi rolls, crepes. Provide them with loads of fillings and let them at it. Another fun recipe is Bliss Balls – easy to make in 30 minutes and full of nutritious ingredients.

3. Skewer it! For the older children, try fun kebabs. Organise bamboo skewers, chicken cubes, pineapple, capsicum, onion and little tomatoes. You name it, they can skewer it. Let mum or dad cook them on the BBQ and dinner’s ready!

4. Pizza it! Get the bases sorted, and then provide them with a range of their favourite toppings and let them create a yummy masterpiece. A word of warning – this might get messy!

5. Bake it! This will take a little more supervision than the other ideas, but who doesn’t love a fresh batch of cookies or cupcakes? When the baking is done, let the kids get creative with icing, sprinkles and choc chips.

Here is a great recipe to try with your kids:

Frozen Princess Smoothie Bowls: serves 4-6

NEED:

  • 4 bananas, frozen, broken into chunks
  • 500g frozen blueberries
  • Good dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 x 400ml Tin Coconut – Milk
  • Loads assorted fruit, berries of choice
  • 1 dragonfruit, cut with a melon baller
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 handful flaked coconut
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Other nuts and seeds of choice to garnish
  • flowers, optional

DO:

  1. Place the bananas into a food processor and chop.
  2. Add blueberries, vanilla and coconut milk and blend until smooth.
  3. Divide between bowls and add as much fruit, seeds, coconut, nuts, flowers to taste!
  4. Serve immediately.

Tenina is a bestselling cookbook author and recipe developer who has spent over a decade teaching home cooks how to dominate in the kitchen.  A champion for food positivity, Tenina is passionate about real food, delicious flavours and achievable results.  For more recipes head to tenina.com or www.facebook.com/cookingwithtenina.

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