Our Favorite Cookbook for Kids
I’m loving the kids cookbook we got J for Christmas. The book is Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up, by Mollie Katzen. (Amazon affiliate link)
It’s got pictures with each recipe so even pre-readers can see what to do next. The recipes are just right for young kids too- not too complex, and tasty. My three year old gets very excited about selecting what he’d like to make and we put the ingredients on the grocery list. You can see the book in the recipe stand below.
We’ve been making chocolate banana shakes the past couple days and I love seeing him proudly pour his brother and I our drinks that he made (almost) all by himself.
Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe:
- 1 Cup Milk or Milk substitute
- 1/2 Banana
- 2T Cocoa (we use unsweetened, but you may wish for more sweetness)
- 3 Ice Cubes
Put all ingredients in Blender. Blend. Pour. Drink.
Yes it sounds simple, but the magic is that my preschooler is getting to flip through the book, decide from the pictures what he’d like and see how to make that very thing, and then find that he actually is able to do it.
Do you have a kids recipe book you love? Which one?
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What a great idea – and I love that the milkshake is sweetened using a banana instead of sugar. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be looking for this book for my daughter!