Recipes needed for children's cooking class
July 27, 2012 4:40 AM Subscribe
I need some recipe ideas for a children's cooking class - can you help?
posted by nuclear_soup to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My friend helps to plan and teach a non-profit cooking class for low-income children, and they are planning their fall course menus. I'm here to ask for some suggestions for things that fit within their parameters. Here's a quick rundown:
-Most of the kid's range between 6-12. Some have a fair number of skills because they've been in the class for a while, some don't. However, there are adults around to help
-Recipes that involve rough chopping are fine- they use plastic kid-safe knives. However, precise cutting or recipes that require uniformity are usually out
-This probably goes without saying, but It's better to choose a recipe that children can do with supervision with a small appliance (i.e. blender, hand mixer) than something that is too difficult/dangerous for a small child to use (mandolin, slicing function of food processor)
-They cook four recipes a session, so keep your suggestions coming
-Healthy recipes are good, part of the point of the class is to encourage good food habits
-We'd prefer actual recipes, not just decorating food.
Here's the themes they will be working with for the fall: Breakfast, September Seasonal, Substitutions Welcome (food that is unfamiliar to them - i.e. vegan cupcakes, gluten free, etc), Halloween Treats, Soul Food, Thanksgiving, Mediterranean, Christmas food.
Thanks so much in advance for your help!