Through the help of Ben’s Beginners and kid-friendly recipes with cooking lessons and tutorials, my kids have been even more busy in the kitchen than usual. They’ve always had interest, yet this motivating tool makes it so much fun and easier for them, because even they get the ‘stand in the kitchen clueless on what to make’ blahs.
The latest easy meal my kids made is Black Bean & Rice Open-Faced Tacos, which is a quick and easy recipe that uses pantry staples. This is a meatless dish, though you could add shredded chicken or beef if you so wish.
I loved the taco cups made from tortilla shells baked using the underside of muffin tins, and the kids were really impressed that they made edible bowls!
Following the cooking lessons for this recipe, the kids had no issues making Black Bean & Rice Open-Faced Tacos from start to finish, though they did ban together to nix the corn and olives.
That’s ok though, this is why cooking is such a great life lesson for kids, they are more apt to eat what they themselves choose and make. Plus it’s skills learned and such a confidence booster!
After completing the cooking lessons for this recipe, my kids earned the ‘Taco Tamer badge’, clever! There was also the reminder to enter to win the contest for a job well done!
Through the digital hub at Ben’s Beginners, Canadian families can participate in activities that will help teach cooking skills to their children, and then use those skills to prepare a mouth-watering recipe. By uploading a photo afterward, they’ll be entered for a chance to win one of three $10,000 RESPs.
October 15th is the first annual International Cook with Your Kids Day, and Uncle Ben’s wants to inspire kitchen confidence in parents across Canada to learn with and teach their kids. Since less than half of Canadian parents feel highly skilled at creating a balanced meal and most common kitchen tasks, like seasoning, chopping, and pan frying – it’s time to change that statistic, by teaching our kids.
Share your experience cooking together in the kitchen using #LookWhatWeMade and benefit from life skills education, confidence building, and possibly winning RESP’s in the meantime!
What other easy recipes can your kids make on their own?
Disclosure: This is a compensated post, yet as always, all opinions are my own.