Many children delight in cooking and baking, as it involves a lot of different sensations, including smelling a wide variety of aromas, touching assorted ingredients of the sticky and grainy kind, and eating the resulting food. Help your little ones learn to make their way around the kitchen with the top 10 cookbooks for kids of 2017.
This fabulous collection includes recipes inspired by Harry Potter and Star Wars, as well as those from favorite Disney princesses. Each cookbook contains fun and healthy recipes for kids to make (with your supervision) so they can learn more about how food is created and why healthy options are the best options.
Cooking and baking are not only viable skills to have, they also help kids learn math by weighing and measuring ingredients. Other perks of cooking with kids include spending quality time together and discovering which foods are favorites and why. Children may even realize they love cooking and baking so much they want to turn it into a career someday!
Have fun experimenting with recipes from the 2017 top 10 children’s cookbooks!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best children’s cookbooks for the spring and summer months of 2017 was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.
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Updated for modern little chefs, the Junior Cookbook is a Better Homes and Gardens creation that I am lovin’. There are 65 recipes, each healthy and nutritious with easy-to-follow instructions. Kids can make lots-a breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks.
Have you ever wondered what the Disney Princesses love to cook? I have, and this cookbook answers the question. For Disney-loving kids (and a few Disney-addicted adults, like me), this cookbook is the how-to for Princess-inspired breakfasts, dinners, and desserts.
Admittedly, I am a hardcore fanatic of cooking shows, like MasterChef and Chopped. There are often kid editions of these Food Network favorites, inspiring cookbooks like this one. Cooking Class is packed with 50 simple recipes, all healthy and yummy. Kids will learn basic cooking techniques with simplistic, easy-to-prepare foods.
Chewbacca loves Wookiee Cookies, C-3PO is all about fluffy pancakes, and no Star Wars fighter’s breakfast would be complete without Jedi Juice. This Star Wars Cook Book is for the super nerdy, space-exploring Star Wars fanatic in all of us.
For kids who love to cook with pizazz and style, this cookbook features over 60 recipes that are a bit more advanced than the aforementioned cookbook meals. With gorgeous, colorful photography and easy-to-follow instructions, little chefs can cook with flair.
Healthy eating is an all-encompassing, involved process that kids will appreciate more if they are allowed to participate more. This cookbook pushes the importance of nutritious meals with all-natural ingredients. Definitely eco-conscious with “save the Earth” and “Eat healthy” mottos.
9. Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Car
Ages: 5 – 12
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A favorite of young teen chefs – Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle also marks a spot among the best cookbooks for kids 2017.
Teenagers are some of the most difficult kids to feed. They are either super picky, or not picky enough. This book, written for teens, covers basic cooking techniques, dietary restrictions (like vegetarianism), and heaps of delicious, quick recipes. Great gift!
Sweet and simple, this cookbook is a basic must-read for little chefs-to-be. The instructions are easy, the meals are delicious and healthy, and the techniques are basic cooking 101. There are over 100 recipes, like Banana Pancakes and Breakfast Tortillas.