Toddler Thanksgiving: Healthy Cooking for Healthy Holidays

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Featured recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quick Bread Muffins

“Help” in the kitchen, whether from a tot or a teen, can take on a whole new meaning. Visions of a trashed kitchen and inedible meals may enter your mind. Be prepared for a few messes and some meals that don’t match up to the recipe photo. However, with a few ground rules, having kids help prepare your meal can pay off in big ways.

The benefits of having kids help in the kitchen include:

  • Better eaters
  • Learning
  • Motor-skill development
  • Confidence
  • Family bonds

For more information about these benefits, where to begin, and how to keep the experience fun and safe, check out our Food for Thought post, Kids in the Kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving!