Cooking with kids is now easy, healthy and fun with this toddler’s cookbook.
When your toddler’s curiosity for the kitchen is bigger than their little hands can handle―it’s time to put on an apron and open this book! Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook serves up everything you need to feed your budding chef’s interests with yummy-in-the-tummy recipes that you can make together.
Never cooked with your little one before? Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook makes choosing what you’ll fix as easy as 1, 2, 3 with recipes that are labeled by difficulty. Plus, you’ll also find tons of tips and guidance on how to keep the kitchen a safe space where lots of fun takes place.
Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook includes:
- Meals you make (and eat!) together―Help your toddler discover tasty new foods―like Pumpkin French Toast Sticks and Chicken BLT Kebabs―with 40 healthy mealtime, snack, and dessert recipes.
- Easy-peasy instructions―This toddler cookbook highlights child-friendly steps, making it easy for you to know exactly how your toddler can help with every dish.
- Savory foods, sweet memories―Each recipe includes space for you and your budding chef to record your experiences, making this toddler cookbook a wonderful keepsake of first cooking memories.
Inspire a lifetime of loving food and cooking (and make some lifelong memories, too) with Little Helpers Toddler Cookbook.
From the Publisher
Sample Recipe: Easy Alphabet Soup
Level 2 / Active time: 15 mins. / Cook time: 20 mins. / Dairy-free, egg-free, vegetarian / Serves 4
1. Together, use a child-safe knife to cut the carrot, celery, and green beans into small pieces. Put the carrot and celery in a small bowl, keeping the green beans separate.
2. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the oil. Assist your child in carefully adding the onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch or two of kosher salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened slightly, about 5 minutes.
3. Together, add the marinara sauce, broth or water, and green beans. Holding the top of a long-handled spoon with your toddler, carefully stir. Bring the pot to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the frozen vegetables. Turn off the heat and taste for seasoning, adding more salt as needed. Ladle the soup into bowls and allow to cool (or add an ice cube to speed up the process).
4. Instead of adding all the cooked alphabet pasta to the soup, pour soup into individual bowls and then add the desired amount of pasta directly into each bowl. This way leftover pasta can be saved separately without absorbing too much of the liquid over time. Once you’ve spooned out each bowl of soup, sprinkle with a little grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
Try these recipes after cooking together a few times. Recipes may involve more chopping or steps that require toddler independence. A few level 2 recipes require some stove-top cooking, but use your discretion as to how much your toddler participates in those steps.
1 large carrot, peeled and 1 celery stalk, trimmed; both cut into ½-inch sticks
¼ pound (about 2 cups) green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ large onion, finely chopped
1 cup jarred marinara sauce
3 cups vegetable broth or water
3 cups vegetable broth or water
1 cup alphabet-shaped pasta (or any other small-shaped pasta), cooked according to directions