Wintertime comes with a ton of fun outdoor activities, but we can’t deny that staying in and enjoying the comfort of home is a big part of the season too. Reading under a fluffy blanket, playing board games, and making wintery crafts are all indoor activities that come to mind, but there’s one more that we at B. simply can’t “winter” without – cooking ‘n’ eating delicious food as a family!  
And because we always encourage little ones to learn, we want to share 5 yummy recipes that you can easily make with mini sous-chefs.

Breakfast Tacos

What you’ll need:  

  • Taco shells 
  • Scrambled eggs 
  • Halved cherry tomatoes  
  • Diced avocados 
  • Cilantro 

Kids can: 

  • Whisk the eggs (before frying) 
  • Mix halved tomatoes with diced avocados (already pre-cut by an adult!) 
  • Pluck cilantro leaves for the topping 
  • Assemble their taco once the hot eggs have been placed inside the shell (also by an adult) 

Boy at play kitchen; girl pretend eating at a table.

Pinwheel Sandwiches

What you’ll need: 

  • Large soft tortillas 
  • Cream cheese or mayonnaise 
  • Ham slices (or turkey, roast beef, vegan option, etc.) 
  • Cheese slices 
  • Lettuce 

Kids can: 

  • Place the ham and cheese slices on top of a large tortilla (while it’s flat and already covered in a thin layer of cream cheese) 
  • Sprinkle lettuce on top  
  • (With the help of an adult) Roll up the tortilla as tightly as possible 

The final step is cutting the tortilla roll-up into 2-inch slices, but this task is for adults only! 
Girl playing with wooden play food.

Homemade Fish Sticks

What you’ll need: 

  • Seasoned breadcrumbs (in a bowl) 
  • Fish filets (cod and halibut are great choices), cut into strips 
  • Beaten eggs (in a bowl) 
  • Tartar sauce for dipping (store-bought or homemade as well) 

Kids can: 

  • Dip the raw fish strips in the egg mixture 
  • Roll the eggy fish strips in the seasoned breadcrumbs 
  • Place the fish strips on a baking tray 
  • (If homemade) Stir the tartar sauce ingredients together 

Baking and serving the fish sticks stays in the capable hands of an adult! 
Play plates and cutlery.

Cheese Fondue

What you’ll need: 

  • Shredded cheese mix (Swiss, Gruyère, gouda, or cheddar all work well) 
  • Bite-sized pieces of bread 
  • Cubed broccoli and carrots 
  • Cooked green beans 
  • Other veggies for dipping 

Kids can: 

  • Mix the different shredded cheeses 
  • (With adult supervision and guidance) Stir the cheese in the fondue pot as it melts 
  • Rip the bread into bite-sized pieces 
  • Enjoy the fondue by dipping the bread and veggies into the ooey-gooey cheese! 

Boy and girl with toy shopping cart.

Banana Pops

What you’ll need: 

  • Peeled and halved bananas 
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • Melted chocolate (in a bowl) 
  • For extra fun: sprinkles! 

Kids can: 

  • Insert the popsicle sticks into the banana halves 
  • Dip the banana halfway into the melted chocolate 
  • Cover the dipped banana in sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm 

The banana pops must then be placed on a baking tray and frozen before eating! 
Choppable wooden fruits.
Keep in mind that pretend play can B. just as much fun as real cooking (and without the very real dishes to clean)! If your lil‘ chef in the making is eager to whip up culinary masterpieces, we recommend having these toys handy to keep their creativity going: 

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