Cooking with Kids – Banana Rolls!Monday, August 31, 2015 17:12
The Nutrition Link That Is Missing
Helping children develop healthy eating habits early in life is a great way to ensure lifelong health. There is no better way to foster this (for you and your little ones) than to cook with your children. Learn from Alex McMahon, Nutritional Therapist and former preschool teacher.
Try this fun cooking experience with your kids!
Banana Roll Ingredients
peanut butter or plain yogurt
Instructions for cooking with kids:
- Talk to your child about whether bananas are a fruit or a vegetable and some of the common characteristics of each. Also talk about where peanut butter OR yogurt comes from. Plants or animals?
- Have the child peel the banana, and then use a butter knife to cut the banana width wise making banana discs.
- For the next step talk to the child about how to get PB/yogurt on the banana and how that helps the coconut to stick to the banana.
- Decide whether you are going to dunk the banana in PB/yogurt using a toothpick or whether you are going to use a spoon to put it on the banana.
- Once the bananas have PB/ yogurt on them let the child decide how to coat them in coconut. Are you going to make a big pile and toss the bananas in the pile ? are you going to put the coconut flat and roll the bananas through the coconut or are you going to sprinkle the coconut on ? Let them use their creativity.
- Praise the child for their problem solving and creativity skills. Enjoy this snack packed with protein and healthy fats!
Come to our How to Pack a Health Lunchbox presentation at Root Whole Body on Sunday September 13th at 2pm.
In this workshop you will learn:
- Why nutrition is especially important to children
- Short and long term benefits of cooking with children
- How to scale any skill so your kid can help
- Examples of age appropriate cooking jobs
- Steps to success
- Simple recipe ideas you can use today!
- Hands on practice making snacks, with coaching and personalized tips from Alex
Alex McMahon was in charge of all cooking and nutrition lessons for five years as a preschool teacher, which helped him develop invaluable skills working with kids to encourage healthier eating. His specialty is helping parents with picky eaters, and teaching how to make it fun for everyone in the family to cook together. Would you like a complimentary session with Alex for you and your family? Call us at 503-288-7668 to book an appointment.