When you’re home with the kids and you’re looking for something to do, at ATK Kids we suggest heading into the kitchen.
Cook with Your Kids: Parmesan Bread Shapes
Whether you’ve got a toddler, a preschooler, or an older kid, cooking is an engaging activity you can do together—with delicious results. Plus, research shows that getting kids involved in cooking makes them more willing to try new foods.
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But with the youngest chefs—toddlers and preschoolers—it can be tricky to find the right recipe. You want to keep in mind their attention span and have an idea of what they can realistically do to help.
These bread sticks from The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook make a simple snack or side that kids as young as 2 years old can help make. In fact, this cookbook has a whole chapter dedicated to recipes you can cook with your kids, with helpful suggestions for how to include them.
The Complete Baby and Toddler CookbookFrom purees to smoothies to family meals that everyone can enjoy, this cookbook includes the very best (kitchen-tested!) recipes to get you through the early years.
For Parmesan Bread Shapes, we use store-bought pizza dough that kids can roll and shape however they like (we give a couple shaping suggestions, but this recipe is a great opportunity to get creative).
Then, kids can brush their bread shapes with a simple garlic butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before handing over the reins to an adult to put them into the oven and pull them out after they’re finished baking.