We are huge fans of getting our kids in the kitchen. Not only do I teach children and families how to create healthy meals for their families but I get my own kids in the kitchen too. We’ve been having fun making foods since they were tots, now they can easily make their own breakfast during the week, and some fun snacks too. In recent years my boys have started getting creative in the kitchen and love cooking meals for our family.
I am always looking for new ways to get children involved in the kitchen. I recently heard about Cooking’s Cool, founded by Cindy Sardo a local mom with a background in teaching that wanted to switch gears and educate children about the benefits of eating and cooking healthy foods. Once I heard those words, I was hooked! Their goal is to create cooking series that are fun, interactive and of course COOL so the kids at any age group would find fascinating.
The cooking kits are by season or color and within each box your child receive a story book about the culinary adventures of Mrs. Sheff as well as seasonal recipes, fun activity, apron, shopping list, Bandana chef hat and much more. You can use these kits at home with your children or if you are teacher this would be a great addition to any classroom. When teaching children how to cook you are teaching kids independence through cooking skills, how good food fuels the body, offering easy to follow, family friendly recipes, promote safety in the kitchen and family time which is my favorite part.
My youngest and I spent some quality time together in the kitchen this weekend. He was really excited to see the kits and get started on making the breakfast quesadillas. My son could easily make these on his own with little guidance from me. The directions were simple and easily to read. There are so many different ways you could make breakfast quesadillas, which can help parents with picky eaters. We just looked in our fridge to see what ingredients we had on hand. We put together a egg, kale with onion quesadilla but possibilities are endless. BONUS –> You can even freeze them for those busy weekday mornings when you have no time to cook.
Check out my Kid Approved Breakfast Quesadillas and become inspired by other moms getting their own children in the kitchen through Mini Chef Mondays.
The Cooking’s Cool kits are suitable for children from 6-12 years old and is a perfect addition to any Christmas list and when you purchase your first kit you receive $5 off. To hear more about Cooking’s Cool promotions and upcoming kits visit them on Facebook and Twitter and become inspired through their Instagram and Pinterest pages.
If you are feeling lucky, enter in our “Cooking’s Cool” Giveaway and it will be delivered just in time for Christmas!