Instead of our normal weekly plant-based meal plan, I thought I’d switch it up and share Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make! Many of us are home with our kids more than ever. If your kids are like mine, they love to help cook.
Part of our new routine includes me cooking with my boys a couple of times a week. It gives us a chance to have one on one time and helps build their cooking confidence.
Part of building their confidence means I’m not constantly correcting them. That’s why I choose recipes that don’t have to be exact. The measurements can be a little off and they still turn our great.
I definitely oversee the cooking and chopping but I do my best to let them do it themselves.
When it comes to cooking with kids, keep it as simple as possible. Instead of focusing on everything being perfect, focus on creating a good experience for both of you.
If your kid is inexperienced in the kitchen or really young, it’s best not to try to cook together when you are in a hurry. That will just lead to a stressful experience for both of you.
The benefit of cooking with your kids is more than giving them confidence and making memories together. It’s also creating an expectation that food is made at home and not just in restaurants. More important than that, your kids will be more willing to eat food they help make. It’s not “weird” if they make it!
One day, your kids will be able to make meals for the whole family without any help! We aren’t there yet but my kids do often get meals for themselves.
What are your favorite recipes to make with your kids?