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Welcome! Here you’ll find lessons, recipes, videos, and inspiration developed by Cooking with Kids over the past 25+ years.

Kid-tested. Teacher-approved.

Curriculum

More than just a recipe! Lessons for hands-on nutrition education support academics.

Recipes

Cook these family-scaled recipes with your littles and get a BIG thumbs up!

Videos

Kid-friendly skills videos, farmer field trips, and more!

Inspiration

Not sure where to start (or looking for something new)? Here are some ideas to get you rolling.

The BIG little Project provides resources created by Cooking with Kids, Inc. to support, facilitate, and nurture experiences where grown-ups and kids explore and cook healthy food together.

These resources are included in the SNAP-Ed toolkit of evidence-based interventions that support healthy eating on a limited budget.

Thank you, Molina Healthcare New Mexico!

Thanks to the generosity of Molina Healthcare New Mexico,

New Mexico residents can download ALL resources on this site for FREE.

This collection of resources has grown out of Cooking with Kids’ 25+ years of experience of providing hands-on nutrition education to children.

Kid-Tested. Teacher-Approved.

Curriculum

More than just a recipe! Lessons for hands-on nutrition education support academics.

Recipes

Cook these family-scaled recipes with your littles and get a BIG thumbs up!

Videos

Kid-friendly skills videos, farmer field trips, and more!

Inspiration

Not sure where to start (or looking for something new)? Here are some ideas to get you rolling.

Kids really had fun with the tasting and tried foods they had not tried before.

Teacher, Afterschool ProgramPennsylvania

The recipes are simple and easy to follow and tasty. I like the language of "I might like this later".

Teacher, Pre-K - 1st gradeNew Mexico

The most beneficial part of the materials are the emphasis on healthy eating and the fact that we can tie educational standards into lessons.

SNAP Educator, County ExtensionMichigan

The tasting lesson plans were well thought out and applicable to my classroom.

Garden & Nutrition TeacherCalifornia

Kid-Tested Recipes to Inspire

Recipe
January 11, 2019

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

Español English Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Enjoy with potato pancakes and homemade applesauce. Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish. Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter ½ red onion, chopped…
Recipe
December 10, 2018

Minestrone

Español English Minestrone Soup Minestrone makes a delicious meal in one pot. In Italy there are many kinds of minestrone soup. This version uses kale, a highly nutritious green leafy…
Recipe
March 2, 2018

Red Chile Sauce

Español English Red Chile Sauce Enjoy with vegetable tamales or llapingachos. Makes about 2 cups Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour or masa harina…
Recipe
January 8, 2019

Vegetable Paella

(Serve with Sesame Flatbread and Tomato Cucumber Salad) Kids really love to mash, so no need to use a food processor when making hummus! Enjoy as a dip for your…
Recipe
January 8, 2019

Japanese Rice Bowl

Español English Japanese Rice Bowl Traditionally, a bowl of white rice is part of every meal in Japan, even breakfast! Pickled vegetables, fish, and a miso broth are often served.…
Recipe
April 18, 2018

North African Tagine

Español English North African Tagine In Morocco, tagine means both a traditional stew and the type of special clay pot that it is cooked in. The pot has a shallow…
Recipe
April 19, 2018

Couscous

Español English Couscous Couscous is made from a special kind of wheat called durum wheat, the same kind of wheat that is used to make pasta. In Morocco, families pile…
Recipe
October 10, 2018

Homemade Applesauce

Español English Homemade Applesauce Applesauce is easy to make. By varying how long you cook the sauce, you can choose to make it chunky or smooth. Cooking unpeeled apples allows…
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