STLMoms- Picking the right time to cook together

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ST. LOUIS, MO (STLMoms)- August is National Kids Eat Right Month! Jen McDaniel tells us the importance of getting your kids in the kitchen. She and her son Jack shared three steps of encouragement.

She also shared the recipe for an after-school no-bake energy bites snack! 

  1. Select age-appropriate tasks

Before you begin the process you might think about the steps that your child assists with. It can be frustrating for you and your child to do a task they are not ready for. We have a link about the different types of tasks kids can do starting at age 2 from kidseatright.org

2. Let them have some say, maybe pick the recipe 

Thumbing through cookbooks is a great way to help them come up with an idea based upon a picture that looks tasty to them.

3. Pick the right time to cook together 

Favorite after-school no-bake energy bites snack: 

  • These grab and go snacks have just 3 ingredients
  • - ½ cup chopped dates, ½ cup peanut butter, and ¼ cup rolled oats.
  • We use peanut butter in the recipe, but for anyone with a nut allergy, you can use sunflower seed butter.
  • Instant rolled oats work best in this recipe since the oats aren`t cooked.
  • Store in the fridge and they will keep for a week!

For additional information visit: kidseatright.org