This post isn't to give you a special recipe, it's just to give you an idea of a fun, educational, and YUMMY activity to do with your kids!
Yesterday, My two older kids and I decided to make cookies! I have been craving chocolate/peanut butter all the time now! I blame this on my husband! =) One of our families FAVORITE cookie recipes is peanut butter blossoms! The perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter!
What is your families favorite cookie recipe!?!
As we mixed and measured together my kids and I started talking about food.
What kinds of food we love and why they taste good to us...
Then I started asking them questions about vegetables and why a lot of kids AND adults think they taste bad! I explained how we can add vegetables to treats, still get their good benefits, AND they will taste YUMMY!!! (Not that we don't think that they taste yummy by themselves)
We decided to add carrots and spinach to our peanut butter blossoms!
I would say, for a normal cookie recipe, it was about a cup of ground veggies! All we did was grind them up raw in our food processor and mix them into the cookie dough.
What I am going to prepose to you is set time this week to make your families favorite cookie recipe with your child/ren! If you don't have one you can always follow my recipe for Peanut Butter Blossoms!
Have a few veggies on hand and talk about the benefits of eating them, you might have to do a little research to come up with a few facts.
For example, if you are going to add carrots to your cookies, here is something you can tell your child!
"Carrots are a rich source of Beta Carotene. Our bodies convert Beta Carotene to vitamin A. Vitamin A helps with night vision- that is why it's good for us to eat them so we can see in the dark!!! Your body actually can absorb more beta carotene from cooked carrots so this is perfect to add them to our cookies because we are going to bake them!!!"
Then grind your veggies up in your food processor or you can use your blender it just might take a little longer. Then add the ground veggies to your cookie dough and enjoy a sweet treat!
This will impact your child/ren more than you know! Then more they think of vegetables in a positive way, the more they will make healthy choices when they grow up!!!
So try out this fun cooking activity and PLEASE comment below on how it went!