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10 Simple Kitchen Tasks for Toddlers

Next time you’re making dinner, get your little one to help out! Try some of these kitchen tasks for toddlers.

Toddlers can be great little kitchen helpers. Things may take longer and get a bit messier, but it’s a perfect way to spend some one-on-one time with them. Getting toddlers involved in the kitchen can help your little one:

  1. Learn what goes into making a healthy meal
  2. Get a sense of responsibility and pride by helping
  3. Practice coordination and fine motor skills
  4. Taste something new
  5. Practice counting and measuring
  6. Bond and have fun!

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Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats are delicious (thanks to cheeeeeese) and easy to throw together with just a minute of prep work!

Boursin Turkey Stuffed Zucchini Boats | mamaknowsnutrition.com

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve overcooked chicken breasts, pork chops, fish, you name it. I get distracted easily when I’m in the kitchen. I’m pretty sure it’s one of my husband’s pet peeves because I never focus on one thing at a time and am always running around like crazy. It makes me accident prone! Because of this, I’ve had to institute one very strict rule for myself in the kitchen. If I’m holding a knife, I’m doing nothing else. Whether I’m putting clean ones away or am chopping, I’m not holding anything else, doing anything else, or even talking. I want to keep all my fingers. 🙂 (more…)

Picky Eating: Help! My toddler only wants snacks

Picky eating is one of the most common complaints about toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids. But you CAN make it better! This is part of a series on picky eating where I’ll be sharing different strategies to reduce picky eating and make mealtimes a little easier.

This morning I asked my son, “are you ready for breakfast?” And you know what he said to me? “No! Snack!” (In his very defiant toddler voice, I might add.)  (more…)