13 Best Cooking with Kids

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Cooking with Kids in 2020


Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Cooking Class 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make and Eat

Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen

Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Kid Chef The Foodie Kids Cookbook Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit

Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Our Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure and Prep Kit is a superb collection of flawless kitchen tools for young ones to engage beginning cooking
  • Kit includes: 6 piece measuring spoons and cups set, large poly spoon, a timer, 3 piece prep bowl set, shopping list and stickers too
  • Appropriate for young gastronomic apprentices ages 5 and up | Dishwasher safe
  • Rigorously tested and conformed to protection requirements of ASTM F963 and CPSIA lead and phthalate limits - and is also BPA free. YAY!
  • Curious Chef is the first complete line of actual cooking tools designed specifically for kids to encourage culinary learning, bonding, and confidence
  • Kit includes: 6 piece measuring spoons and cups set, large poly spoon, timer, 3 piece prep bowl set, shopping list and stickers
  • Includes an easy-to-follow recipe on box
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Appropriate for children ages 5+
  • Conforms to safety requirements of ASTM F963 and CPSIA lead and phthalate limits; BPA free

Cooking with Kids: 25 cool and healthy recipes that Kids will love to prepare

Cooking with Kids: 25 cool and healthy recipes that Kids will love to prepare
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook

The Cookbook for Kids (Williams-Sonoma): Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Williams Sonoma the Cookbook for Kids Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook

Mom and Me Cookbook

Mom and Me Cookbook
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

The Everything Kids' Cookbook: From mac 'n cheese to double chocolate chip cookies - 90 recipes to have some finger-lickin' fun (Everything® Kids)

The Everything Kids' Cookbook: From  mac 'n cheese to double chocolate chip cookies - 90 recipes to have some finger-lickin' fun (Everything® Kids)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook

The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • The Young Chef Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set - 9 Pc. Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids, Recipes and Apron

MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set - 9 Pc. Kit Includes Real Cookware for Kids, Recipes and Apron
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Officially licensed MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set
  • Kids cooking kit comes with an apron, cutting board, mixing bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoon, spatula, spoon and tongs
  • Set also features 3 unique recipe cards for all levels of experience, plus 1 blank recipe card to write your own recipe!
  • Includes real cooking tools with kid-safe, non-slip silicone grips / Ages 6 and up / Food not included
  • Makes a great gift for little chefs in training! / Collect all 5 sets and become the ultimate MasterChef Junior!

Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!

Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Real Cooking Ultimate Baking Starter Set - 37 Pc. Kit Includes Sprinkles, Cake & Frosting Mix

Real Cooking Ultimate Baking Starter Set - 37 Pc. Kit Includes Sprinkles, Cake & Frosting Mix
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • All tools, mixes, frosting, and decorations included to make delicious cupcakes
  • No Spill bowls with unique suction-lock make mixing easy
  • Safe and easy Egg Cracker empowers kids to crack eggs without mess
  • No-Stick silicone cupcake tray cools fast and cleans faster
  • Food made in the USA

MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks

MasterChef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Take Advantage of the Health Benefits of Oatmeal

January is national oatmeal month. Celebrate the month by learning some of the health benefits of regularly eating oatmeal as well as suggestions for cooking with oatmeal.

Health Benefits

Whole grains, including oatmeal, contain essential nutrients our bodies need to function properly. These nutrients include folate, iron, magnesium, selenium, thiamin and riboflavin. Antioxidants in whole grains can also help to reduce inflammation. While the amount of antioxidants is small, by continuing to eat oatmeal over time you will reap the health benefits of these antioxidants. Additionally, the American Cancer Society has stated that oats contain cancer-fighting phytochemicals in their outer layer which help prevent and fight heart disease and cancer.

Whole grains are also an excellent source of fiber, which helps stabilize blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Stable blood sugar levels are highly important for people with diabetes, but they also help non-diabetics to feel full longer by preventing spikes in blood sugar. Research has also shown that fiber helps to lower cholesterol, particularly LDL. Additionally, emerging research shows that oats may help block smaller LDL cholesterol particles, which have the potential to be more dangerous than larger particles.

Finally, the fiber and nutrients in whole grains have been shown to not only prevent high blood pressure but also aid in lowering blood pressure. One study showed a 4% drop in blood pressure over ten years when eating only one serving of whole grains per day. By eating more servings you would reap even more blood pressure benefits.

Cooking with Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not only a tasty option for breakfast, adding it to your favorite foods throughout the day can help up your daily intake of whole grains. In the morning, top a bowl of hot oatmeal with some banana slices and a tablespoon of peanut butter to get a fruit serving as well as some healthy protein and fat. Another option would be to mix in some applesauce and cinnamon for an apple pie-esque breakfast treat. For a taste of fall, try some canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and a bit of maple syrup.

At lunch and dinner, try adding oats to some of your favorites. If you have a bread machine, use it to make a loaf of homemade oatmeal bread for sandwiches. You can also use oats to coat chicken breasts before baking to get a healthy crunch. Try substituting oatmeal for part of all of the bread in your standard meatloaf, hamburger, and meatball recipes. The oats act as a binder and give substance to the meats. Finally, don't forget dessert! Swap regular chocolate chip cookies for oatmeal chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies. Bake fruit or make crisps topped with a mixture of oats and granola instead of all granola. Every little bit will help add up your servings of grain for the day!

Sources:

Quaker Oats, "The Health Benefits of Whole Grains." QuakerOats.com
U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Inside the Pyramid." MyPyramid.gov
WebMD, "Whole Grains vs. High Blood Pressure." WebMD.com
WebMD, "Heartier Benefits Seen From Oatmeal." WebMD.com

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