Cooking With Kids! |

Although we are all proud and tough here in the midwest, we often just need to stay inside to stay warm on these brisk winter days! However, we may get a little antsy if we’re stuck inside for too long, especially with kids around.

A great family activity is cooking or baking together, especially around the holidays! I can almost guarantee that when you cook with the kids, the kitchen will be a bit more of a mess, but it will all be worth it! No matter their age, cooking can be a great way to encourage kids to try new foods, develop new skills, and learn to follow instructions.

How to get the kids involved at every age:

The Big Question: What Do We Make?!

There are so many great recipes that incorporate fruits and vegetables that are so easy and fun for kids to make.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Confetti Quesadillas

Everyone loves confetti, right!? What about confetti quesadillas? This is a fun spin on your classic quesadilla that adds in the veggies, beans and whole grains. Perfect for Taco Tuesdays for a quick weeknight dinner! 

Pizza Night 

Build pizza your way on a whole grain pizza crust! This is always a hit with kids and they can add whatever toppings they like. Try making fun faces on the pizzas using veggies to make eating veggies more fun! 

Blueberry, Avocado, and Banana Smoothie Bowl 

This is a great way to get more fruit in your kids’ diets! They’ll have fun adding things in the blender and watching it mix. It’s a great afternoon snack or the perfect breakfast to start their day (and yours!) off right! 



Share with us on Instagram @Coborns_Stores what you and your kids are cooking up! Join in the conversation with the #kidscookingcreations! 

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season,

Amy RD, LD