Tina Ruggiero | Nutrition Expert, Cookbook Author and Spokesperson
Mar 16, 2009 by Tina Ruggiero
Cyndi Ingalls says
Mar 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm
This is such a fun, and rewarding activity to do with your children. Not only is it quality time, but giving them lessons to learn and take with them into adulthood. My daughter just turned 7, and loves to help me in the kitchen. I have started designating one night a month to her and her brother who is 4, choosing what we eat for dinner that night, and with our help they get to prepare it. This month it was breakfast. She got to scramble the eggs, which she was very proud of, and did a great job, turkey bacon was easy for her to flip with no grease splatter like real bacon, and she toasted our bread to perfection. We’ll see what her and her brother will come up with next month. I can’t wait!
Angel (and Dylin) says
Mar 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm
My four year old loves to read me the ingredients and instructions to recipes we use, especially when baking.
Measuring with the measuring cups and counting ingredients, such as eggs, is a fun way to teach them math skills.
He likes to make different colors by mixing primary colored food coloring, and mixing it into treats such as the frosting on top of cupcakes! (Then he gets to ice them, of course!)
One more thing – he loves to help Mommy (and Daddy) plant veggies, water, watch them grow, and eventually reap the delicious rewards when they are ready! He loves his veggies!
Lisa Scribano says
Apr 6, 2009 at 9:07 am
We are just back from spring break. I enjoyed your segment! You cover alot of ground in just a few short minutes, impressive. I am cooking with Abigail’s Brownie Troop of 16 today. I am showing them pancakes from scratch, and Hungry Jack to compare. We are adding fruit, carob chips, etc. We are making yogurt shakes, and yogurt sundae’s. I hope to bring Spinach brownies for the snack. I heard they are yummy & assume many of my 7 year olds don’t love spinach. We are going to surf, allrecipes.com, on line & pick out a few 5 stars to print & send home. The kids will likely enjoy picking & printing their recipes of choice. Your rice pudding is adorable. Thanks for your great ideas! Lisa Scribano