Cooking with Kids - Banana Rolls!

Happy little girl mixing dough for a birthday cake being independent helping mum in the kitchen. Independence family values inclusion learning through experience concept.
Happy little girl mixing dough for a birthday cake being independent helping mum in the kitchen. Independence family values inclusion learning through experience concept.

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

2-3 bananas

peanut butter or plain yogurt

coconut flakes

toothpicks

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!

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