Here's a fun way to get your kids interested in trying new foods and new recipes.
I've always encouraged my kids to help me cook and bake. Sometimes they're interested. Other times, they just want to watch tv. Now that Sophia is an eager reader, I hand her a new cookbook (or dust off a forgotten one) with some Post-It Flags.
She flips through and reads the recipes. Any recipe that she is interested in making or trying, she marks it with a flag. Now we have a system. Anything she absolutely must try gets a pink Post-It. Other ones are various colors. All the ones that I want to try gets a blue flag.
She loves it when I hand her the book and the flags. She finds a cozy spot and flips through the entire book from beginning to end. Sometimes she asks me to help her out with a title or ingredient, but it's all about her.
The one Sophia is currently marking is Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes by Catherine McCord. I just recently discovered Catherine's website of the same name, Weelicious. I love her ideas and tips for healthy family meals! We haven't tried any of the recipes yet but I'm excited to see what Sophia has marked.
Do your kids help you cook?
As a YoGetter, I received a copy of the book courtesy of Stonyfield. I was not required to write about the cookbook. This post contains affiliate links.
The New Cookbook Treatment
Thien-Kim aka Kim
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