How to Shop and Cook with Kids

How to Shop and Cook with Kids

We all know grocery shopping and cooking with kids around can be a little challenging at times. Here are ideas on how to shop and cook with kids in a fun, inclusive way.

How to Shop and Cook with Kids:

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Shop and Cook with Kids

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

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

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

10.  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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