Time in the kitchen preparing meals can be fun for everyone. Young children enjoy helping out and being involved with kitchen work. They can easily help mix ingredients, peel and cut up fruits and vegetables, and of course help eat up the rewards of their hard work.
Why not pick up a cookbook and make a meal with your little ones? It’s a great tradition to start at any time, and is fun to do together.
Get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you find a cookbook to suit your child and family.
Here are a few such cookbooks that we have in the store right now:
Usborne Farmyard Tales: Children’s Cookbook
This spiral-bound book is full of, easy-to-make recipes to whet childrens’ appetites for yummy, basic food. It contains step-by-step instructions, making the recipes very accessible to kids. Some recipes from this book that will make you hungry: cheese and tomato tarts, apple crumble, and orange cookies.
$17.95 in hardcover, spiral bound format
Kids’ Fun and Healthy Cookbook
This cookbook really makes an effort to promote healthy meals, including healthier versions of favorites such as pizza, fish fingers and cookies. It also aims to introduce children to more unusual meal options, such as raisin soda bread, stir fries and miso soup. The recipes in this book are a little more elaborate, making it a good choice for older children and children that are already used to baking and cooking.
$13.99 in paperback
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
The title speaks for itself! Look for food recipes that you read about in the Harry Potter books, such as Pumpkin Juice, Cauldron Cakes, Molly’s Meat Pies, and Kreacher’s French Onion Soup. Unfortunately, there is no butterbeer recipe, but there are 150 others to look at!
$22.99 in hardcover
We Can Cook
This is a cookbook geared at parents and children working together in the kitchen. The recipes make suggestions of what parents can do, and then the child. Recipes use a great variety of ingredients, from quinoa to avocado, and edamame to peanut sauce, with many common ingredients as well. There are activity sections with games and food information in each chapter. For children aged 4+.
$19.99 in hardcover, with spiral bound format