Tips for Cooking With Your Kids

Preschool & Older

Inviting your kids to help cook is a great way to give them a delicious learning experience. We have just the right ingredients for success in the kitchen, no matter what your child’s age or tastes. Tie on your aprons, and let’s get started.

Why cooking with your kids is a good idea

Cooking is a fun way to inspire kids to try new foods. Kids are often more willing to try something they helped prepare. It also means fun family bonding and offers the perfect opportunity to gather the whole family to share a healthy meal.

When cooking with kids, the best recipe for success is to start by keeping it simple.

Even little ones can help

Young chefs feel super important when they have special jobs to do, but be sure their tasks are age-appropriate. Cooking with kids should be fun and safe.

For example, little ones can:

  • Tear up lettuce for salad
  • Snap peas or green beans—or break broccoli or cauliflower florets
  • Rinse fruits and veggies before parents cut them
  • Measure ingredients
  • Sprinkle or stir in ingredients

Tip: Try our easy chicken tacos—fun to make and a treat to eat!

Make it fun

Make it “kids cook Monday” or whichever day of the week you choose! Designate one day each week for kids to help plan and cook ... and while you’re at it, make a double batch and freeze leftovers for another night.

Tip: On a busy school night, our easy enchilada casserole is sure to please!

They’ll learn skills for life

Kids are never too young or too old to start learning the basics of good nutrition and healthy cooking. Making meals together teaches them practical life skills and helps them learn where their food comes from and how it helps their bodies grow strong. So what are you waiting for?