Having your kids help out in the kitchen is not only a fun thing to do, it also gives you quality bonding time and a chance to instill certain life skills such as independence, alertness, and patience.

Although cooking with your kids is great, parents should never leave them in the kitchen unsupervised. Help them out in every step of the way and make them appreciate the beauty of cooking.

  1. Egg and Milk Porridge


Simple enough for a kid to try, the Egg and Milk Porridge can be cooked using a Thermos® Food Jar. Teach your kids how to beat the egg, or let them have their first try at washing rice. You can even teach them what vacuum insulation technology is!

Find the recipe here.

  1. French Bread Pizzas

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These pizzas are fun to cook and pretty to look at. Your kids can help with something as simple as placing ingredients on the bread before sending it into the oven. It’s great for parties, movie nights, Sunday brunches, or just a family dinner!

 Find the recipe here.

  1. Simmered Pumpkin


Make a healthy snack, such as the simmered pumpkin, with your kids. Use this opportunity to teach them the art of simmering and how a Thermos® Shuttle Chef® can help to cook your food without overcooking or burning it.

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  1. Baked Spaghetti Squash

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The interesting thing about making Spaghetti Squash is the process of scraping the flesh out of it. Imagine the sense of achievement when your kids finally finish scraping and sees their hard work slowly transforms into baked pasta in the oven!

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  1. Steamed Carrots


Use this recipe to teach your kids the importance of eating vegetables and the benefits of carrots. This vegetable can improve eye health, reduce the risk of cancer, and provides the vitamins and antioxidants that our body needs!

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  1. Sloppy Joe Sliders

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For the younger kids, let them handle the vegetables by measuring the best sizes; and for the older ones, instruct them to stir the meat and assemble the sliders. In any case, do not let the kids out of your sight and especially when the stove is on.

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  1. Three-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

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If there is anything that a kid would like, it must be chocolate and ice cream. Work on baking these Nutella brownies from scratch with just three ingredients, and top it off with your favourite choice of ice cream. We guarantee that your kids will happily assist with mixing the batter and preparing the ice-cream scoops!

Find the recipe here.

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