I firmly believe one of the most valuable things I can do for my son as a parent is to teach him all of the skills he’ll need to be able to someday live on his own. Plus, I really don’t want him sleeping in my basement when he’s 30. So, one of my goals for his summer vacation is to take the time to start teaching him the basics of how to prepare a meal.
Recently, I received a review copy of The Mayo Clinic Kid’s Cookbook. Although I’ve seen several cookbooks for kids in the past, I really feel like this is one of the best titles out there.
The pictures make the food look appetizing to picky eaters like my son. The recipes are healthy, but use common ingredients you can find in any major supermarket. The instructions are clearly written and easy for a child to follow as long as he or she is being supervised by an adult. And, with recipes covering everything for Big Baked Eggs to Wacky Chocolate Cake, it’s a pretty comprehensive guide to meal planning for your little chef.
My only criticism of The Mayo Clinic Kid’s Cookbook is that I feel like they might be underestimating the amount of prep time some of the recipes require. But, my son does require a lot of prodding to stay on task. If your kids are more attentive in the kitchen, you might have better luck finishing quickly.
Is it a priority for you to teach your children how to cook? If so, what are your favorite cookbooks for kids?
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