A popular cooking program provides Parenting Times readers with two easy – and delicious – recipes
By Jennifer Parnell
Trying to raise a healthy eater who knows their way around the kitchen? High five!
A recent study found that children between the ages of three and five who learned about food through hands-on cooking activities were more likely to make healthy choices – even choosing fruits and vegetables over junk food.
You’re probably thinking: Can kids actually cook? What would that even look like?! (Hint: It’s cute – and messy.)
Check out these recipes from Raddish, the popular kids cooking curriculum that teaches children ages four to 14+ to cook. Cooking is a great way to encourage more adventurous eating habits in kids, while transforming mealtime into a more meaningful experience for the entire family.
Raddish is an activity that parents can enjoy with their kids as they cook and eat an Instagram-worthy “Rad Dish” that is healthy, affordable and easy-to-prepare.
What better way to create a positive relationship with food and cooking from a young age?
Chocolate Banana Overnight Oatmeal
Throw this oatmeal together in the evening so you can start your morning with a tasty, ready-to-go breakfast!
2 cups rolled oats
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey
- Mash banana in a small bowl with a fork.
- Combine banana, oats, milk, yogurt, cocoa powder, and honey in a jar. Cover and shake to combine.
- Let sit in fridge overnight. Serve cold in the morning topped with chocolate chips.
Make light and fluffy biscuits to serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
5 tbsp butter, cut into small cubes.
1 cup milk
Before you begin: Wash your hands and set your oven to 425 F.
- Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in large bowl.
- Add butter cubes. Rub between your fingers, smearing into the flour, to create small flakes.
- Add milk to bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Scoop ¼ cup mounds of dough onto greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.