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Kid Muffin Recipes: Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is one of my favorite times of year, probably because pumpkin is one of my favorite things to cook with! I love pumpkin because it is sweet, but not too sweet, and can be used in SO many different ways! These Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins are perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert for those cool fall nights! I love that they are mini sized which are perfect for small hands (or those of us trying to get/keep a small waist!) You can eat 2 of these yummy muffins for only 160 calories!

 

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Cooking with Kids – How to series Part 3

Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 3

Cooking with Kids– LITERALLY How (tools and practice)

Once children know where ingredients and tools are kept Cooking with kidsHow to series 1 and children / parents are accustomed to being together in the kitchen Cooking with KidsHow to series 2
 Children can become more involved by practicing ” like” actions in the sink.  If you are mixing something in a bowl with a spoon, you could give similar ingredients or just water in a bowl (set it in a clean sink) for your child to stir.  If he or she has difficulty keeping the water in the bowl you can use colored water or jello to show them the splashes that are coming out into the sink.  Keeping the area clean and the ingredients in the bowl can be not only the goal but made into a “game.” The first time a child uses a tool should be in a fun setting- Try using the mixer with water in the sink.  Children inevitably lift the mixer out of the liquid while the power is on, splashing everything around.  It is much easier to clean water than beaten egg splashed all over the cabinet.  Making pudding (perhaps bought for .25 /3 as in Real Deals) is a great starter recipe.  A whisk can be used to mix the pudding into the milk.  A single measuring cup , clearly marked 1 cup can be used to measure the milk and even very young children realize putting 1 and 1 together give you 2 thus meeting the measurement for the milk.  My mom use to tell us “Watch one, do one, teach one”… well I apply this to my children.  I show them -they watch, I watch- they do, and then they teach – generally a sibling (while I supervise!)  By this point the child is able to do what they need to independently because along the way they have asked questions!  Children love to teach or be in charge.
Cooking with kids recommends taking the pudding mix and putting it into a ready made graham crust for your first recipe.  Cheesecake pudding would not require any extras.  This fall pumpkin pudding pie and this pistachio pudding pie have a few extra add in ingredients.

Amazon: Fox Run 9 piece kitchen tool set– for cooking with kids: the pieces are made on a smaller scale to fit smaller hands!

Read Cooking with Kids- How to series 1 and Cooking with Kids- How to series 2

Kids Low Fat Recipes: Gluten Free, Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Kids Low Fat Recipes

Kids Low Fat Recipes

Gluten free but crave a chocolate chip cookie dough fix?  This grain free dip can be made with low fat, healthy ingredients, a perfect kids low fat recipes.  It is also a safe way to allow your children to eat “chocolate chip cookie dough” – raw egg free!

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Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 2

Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 2

Why and When: Cooking with Kids

As you start cooking with kids there will be moments when your child is not actively engaged and you need to be prepared with something for them to do while you work on the adult steps of the recipe.  This part of the series addresses why and when you have the children in the kitchen.  In those moments, then have them work on this list of cleanupCleaning up as you go is a very important step to teach children so they don’t create a hurricane kitchen mess that has to be cleaned up later- a job noone wants!
Why have your child in the room with you? So you can teach them, have quality time with them and protect them.  Learning to cook is a life skill that incorporates Science, Math, and Reading comprehension.   Whether you are homeschooling full time or part time (how I label parents who are involved after school hours!) cooking with kids provides an excellent teaching time and life skill.  Teaching them includes answering their questions.    If you have not had your children in the kitchen with you, then cooking with kids will allow opportunities to test your patience.  You need to answer the many questions that are sure to come.  If you don’t know the answer then look it up and even in doing so you will teach your child to seek out the answers needed! Online tools such as this conversion chart are great for printing and keeping handy while cooking with kids.   The questions may not be the only thing you need to be prepared for…my kitchen is super small.  I have to be careful not to trip over or bump into my children when they are with me in the kitchen so I have to be more aware of my surroundings and slow down a bit.  So, I can only have my children in the kitchen when they know what they are doing and or I am able to slow down my meal prep in order to accomodate them.

Curious Chef 17 piece measure and prep kit 

Both you and your child should be acclimated to having one another around in the kitchen before you start cooking with kids!

Read the  first Cooking with kids- How to series 1

Make sure you have the ingredients for these cereal bars in your kitchen so you are ready for a cooking with kids beginner recipe!