Let’s be realistic.
You’re going to be force-fed something for Mother’s Day. It’s a time-honored tradition in most households for the Littles to whip something up. I’ve been fed Toast ala Mode…Eggs and Strawberries and Eggshells…Hostess Twinkies and Italian Sausage. Perhaps a little gentle guidance at this point would at least keep you from buying stock in Pepto Bismol.
I’ll be honest, I’m just now working with my twins–at 13 years old–to learn how to cook. I should have done it sooner, because I’m discovering that not only do kids learn to fend for themselves in a more nutritious manner, there’s lots of side benefits. Increased self-confidence. More time together in the kitchen without the tv. Going to the trouble of creating a nice meal makes a much, MUCH more considerate child. They finally “get it.”
Here’s some easy-peasy basics to get you started–these are all possible for a child as young as 5 to make (with help.) Please check in with Sara at InnerChildFood.com for more of her ideas and information.
Vegan Zucchini Muffins CookAlong from Valerie at Collecting the Moments
Three Bean Soup by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
Real Chicken Pot Pie Recipe by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
Les Petit Chefs by Valerie of Inner Child Fun
Macaroni and Cheese – Family-Friendly and Real! by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew by Sara of My Merry Messy Life
Choco-Monkey Smoothie Recipe by Jodie of Jodie Fitz
My Favorite Cookie Recipes by Tiffany of Peanut Blossom
Almond Whipping Cream by Valerie at Collecting the Moments
Frozen Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops from Tracy of Busy Vegetarian Mom
Box Cake Petit Fours by Kiana of Raspberry Bean
Birthday Traditions: Cake Helpers by Tiffany of Peanut Blossom