How to Shop & Cook with Kids

Top 10 Fun Ways to Shop & Cook with Kids

How to Shop & Cook with Kids: Top 10 Ways

We all know grocery shopping and cooking with kids around can be a little challenging at times. Here are the 10 ideas to include kids in the shopping and cooking experience in a fun, inclusive way.

10. Mean Green Cleaning Machine: Let them wash fruits and veggies when preparing foods for cooking or eating.

9. Pick A Peck: When shopping, let them select a new fruit or vegetable to try … or several!

8. Make It Snappy: Let them snap the green beans, snap peas or break the flowerets from the broccoli or cauliflower.

7. I Spy: Play “I Spy” in the produce section when grocery shopping.

6. Tear It Up:  Let them tear the lettuce for salads and sandwiches.

5. Measure Up: Let them measure the frozen vegetables before cooking them.

Top 10 Fun Ways to Shop & Cook with Kids

4. Peel & Slice: Older children can peel and slice carrots, cucumbers, potatoes and others. They now sell colorful, kid-friendly peelers.

3. Stir & Spice: Make applesauce from fresh apples. Let them help stir and add the cinnamon.

2. A Sprinkle A Day: Let them smell and then sprinkle herbs and spices onto vegetables.

1.  Monster Mash: Pull out the potato masher and let the kids mash away.

Happy shopping and cooking!

Adapted from Fruits & Veggies More Matters


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  • Lisa

    Awesome tips. Now all you need is a little one of your own. Wait til you have a budle of joy, eveyrhing you thought or expected will be completely different. Take it from me who has a wonderful son who challenges me o be a better mom everyday. You’ll never know what it’s like until you have your own.

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