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Little chefs: go nuts with your kids in the kitchen

07/06/2018

With the summer holidays on their way, now is the time to plan activities so you’re ready to keep the kids entertained.

For warm, breezy afternoons with the back door open, or the days where the weather doesn’t play ball, an afternoon cooking in the kitchen can be a fun way to spend time with your kids. It’s fun, educational and you’re equipping them with a skill for life!

Looking for top tips on how to keep the smiles on their faces? You’ve come to the right place…

Get health wise – getting kids cooking is the ideal opportunity to teach them about healthy ingredients, as well as how to prepare them – something that will stick with them forever. Better still, get the older kids to write out the items on a menu, and younger kids can draw pictures to illustrate the healthy meal.

Get tasting – allowing kids to help means they’re more likely to try the finished dish. This can be the perfect chance to include fruits and veggies they’ve previously refused.

Get EVERYONE involved – no matter what age, there are opportunities for everyone to get creative. Ask your oldest to peel the veggies, task your littlest with stirring a mixture or get messy with all the kids and dive in hands first.

To shake up your family’s food routine, try these quick and easy recipes:

Walnut and Apple Bircher Pots
This is a delicious brekkie they’re going to want to get out of bed for. Packed with creamy California walnuts, fruity apple and hearty oats for a satisfying start to the day, these pots are made the evening before and stored in the fridge overnight.

Beetroot and Walnut Cupcakes
Our Beetroot and Walnut Cupcakes are guaranteed to be a hit with mini mouths. Perfect for parties, these cupcakes come with a tasty surprise – they contain a sneaky hidden veg! Get older kids involved with the cupcake mix and encourage the little ones to help create moreish frosting.

Spinach, Ham and Walnut Sunshine Cloud Eggs
For a simple meal, our Spinach, Ham and Walnut Sunshine Cloud Eggs are works of art that are fun for little hands to create… and mini mouths to munch. Guaranteed to be a favourite, these are an easy win at the dinner table.

Browse more kid friendly recipes here.

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