One of the most-important life skills I’ll ever teach my kids will be about food: how to prepare fresh dishes that nourish their bodies and, with any luck, taste good too! And since cooking with kids (like any task) takes longer than doing it by yourself, we’ve put together these basic recipes complete with starter tasks designated by age. Building confidence in the kitchen can turn into a lifelong habit that will serve everyone well … especially if the kids start making meals themselves! Let’s get started.
Taco Pockets (pictured above)
One part burger, one part taco, Rachael Ray’s 5-star recipe delivers a hearty dinner with all the Mexican flavors kids love.
Kids: Fry turkey patties, cook tortillas
Preschoolers and Toddlers: Measure out spices, assemble lettuce, tomatoes and cheese on “pockets”