Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Posted by on Nov.15, 2011, under Cookbooks for Children

cookbooks for kids Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for ChildrenWhether you are looking for kid friendly recipes or you simply want to get some tips on healthy eating for kids, there are several recipe books that can help you get your kids in the kitchen and encourage them to prepare healthy meals rich in nutrients. Most cookbooks for children cost less than $10, and they will teach your toddlers how to eat healthy and choose nutritious foods.  Some recipe books features easy cookie recipes for kids, while others are packed with cooking tips.

For the easiest and most delicious kid friendly recipes, check out the following top 10 cookbooks for children:

1. Kitchen for Kids: 100 Amazing Recipes Your Children Can Really Make Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Kids love to cook and help in the kitchen. That’s why Jennifer Low has created this book of 100 no-knives, no-flame, from-scratch recipes that kids can easily make with the help of a caring adult.

Each recipe has been tested by kids aged four and up and each dish is beautifully photographed From Paddy Thai Noodles (an oven backed take on traditional Pad Thai) and One-Potato-Two Bread to Baby Lemon Meringue Pies and Strawberry-Fudge Striped Cake, the author shows how to organize a safe and fun kitchen for kids to learn cooking and to create yummy dishes.

2. Cooking Rocks! Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Kids rock! says Rachael, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Young people number among her biggest fans. For them she has created a fabulous collection of age-specific recipes with a high cool factor.

3. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory–More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and Wizards Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

With this cookbook, dining a la Hogwarts is as easy as Banoffi Pie! With more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques, you can indulge in spellbindingly delicious meals drawn straight from the pages of your favorite Potter stories, such as:

Treacle Tart–Harry’s favorite dessert
Molly’s Meat Pies–Mrs. Weasley’s classic dish
Kreacher’s French Onion Soup
Pumpkin Pasties–a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart

With a dash of magic and a drop of creativity, you’ll conjure up the entrees, desserts, snacks, and drinks you need to transform ordinary Muggle meals into magickal culinary masterpieces, sure make even Mrs. Weasley proud!

4. Children’s Step-By-Step Cook Book Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

The Children’s Step-by-Step Cookbook is the very first complete cookery course for aspiring young cooks, with page after page of mouth-watering dishes. The book features more than fifty easy-to-follow recipes – from snacks and toast treats to pies and party cakes – that are fun to make and delicious to eat. Clear step-by-step photographs show each stage of the recipe as well as all ingredients and utensils.


5. Southern Living: Kids Cookbook: 124 Recipes Kids Will Love to Make and Love to Eat (Southern Living (Hardcover Oxmoor)) Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Four generations of Southern cooks have depended on Southern Living magazine for tried-and-true family recipes, so it’s only natural that they choose this cookbook for their children. Meeting their expectations, over 120 recipes feature foods kids love to eat, each with a preparation plan and a photograph of the desired result.

Short ingredient lists, numbered steps, and youthful wording and graphics keep the learning process fun. Some features include: spiral binding to lie flat for easy reading, with a wipe-clean cover; each recipe has a nutritional analysis so kids learn how to make good choices; bonus text boxes that introduce foods from around the world; and kitchen and food safety tips, basic cooking techniques, and fun party ideas.

6. Williams-Sonoma Kids in the Kitchen: Fun Food Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Is your tummy growling? Are you faint with hunger? Why not make yourself something satisfying! With Williams-Sonoma Fun Food, youngsters age 8 and up can make a meal for the whole family — and learn about cooking along the way. There are more than 25 scrumptious ideas inside!

7. Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

In the much-anticipated follow-up to Pretend Soup, celebrity chef Mollie Katzen cooks up 20 new vegetarian recipes that kids six and under can prepare themselves (with a little help from their adult assistant). The last decade has seen unprecedented demand in healthy eating for kids. Taking this interest one step further, Mollie Katzen presents kid-friendly recipes that will inspire joyful kitchen adventures and food appreciation.

With Salad People, children will enjoy a lifelong love and playful respect for nutritious food from Tiny Tacos, Counting Soup, Salad People, and beyond. Complete with kitchen tips, safety and behavior rules compiled by actual kids, and thoughtful observations on what children gain from cooking, Salad People is the model children’s kitchen guide for a new decade.

All-new recipes make the perfect companions to Pretend Soup recipes.

Reviews:

“If you’ve never cooked with kids before, begin with Mollie Katzen’s ebulliently illustrated Salad People and More Real Recipes (Tricycle, 2005; PreS-Gr 3), showcasing 20 child-friendly food projects that focus on healthy ingredients, individual creativity, and hands-on fun.

A section for adults introduces each recipe and provides tips on helping children successfully navigate the specifics, followed by a pictorial version appropriate for even the most inexperienced chefs (including pre-readers).” —School Library Journal Curriculum Connections “A is for Amandine: A List for Beginners”The New York Times

8. New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Cooking) Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

More than 65 all-new recipes are age-appropriate, kid-tested and kid-tasted.

Every recipe has a full-color fun illustration and recipe photo.

Recipes use short ingredient lists and easy step-by-step instructions.

Written and designed to appeal to 8- to 12-year-old children who are just beginning to cook on their own, as well as those who have some cooking experience.

Cooking Basics chapter covers all the things kids need to know, such as kitchen safety, menu-planning, basic nutrition information, and how to read food labels.

New illustrations and new features make this a must-have reference cookbook for kids and their parents to use together.

Simply delicious recipes that kids will have fun preparing and the whole family will enjoy eating.

Yummy recipes include: Farmhouse Breakfast Pizza, Sun-Up Sandwiches, Fast Fixin’ Fajitas, Mighty Melts, Ooey Gooey Fudge Sauce, Raining Berries Turnovers.

Includes recipes for special celebrations and diabetic exchanges.

9. Boys Can Cook Too!: An Inspirational Cookbook for Sports Lovin’ Boys of all Ages Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Are you interested in cooking, but don’t know where to start? Most boys, especially young athletes think that only girls can cook. That’s simply not true. Boys Can Cook Too!

This book will give you a beginner’s understanding of cooking and baking, allowing you to follow and understand recipes with simple, step-by-step instructions. Although, you may be able to make the recipes in this cookbook on your own, most children will need additional help from an adult, depending on their age and cooking level.

All of these recipes have been made by my sports lovin’ boys, with some adult supervision. Even though they undoubtedly love sports and love to play “ball” they also found a love for cooking and baking too. You will find every recipe kid friendly, easy to make and very, very delicious.

In addition, you’ll find that all the recipes are sports related, including fun sports trivia games to play and inspirational messages for young athletes of all ages. I hope you’ll enjoy this cookbook. I hope it inspires you to feel more comfortable to “get in the game” and find out how easy it can be to make wonderful delicious meals for your family and friends.

A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Heart for Hunger program that provides food for the needy across the United States.

10. Pink Princess Cookbook Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

 Top 10 Recipe Books for Children Top 10 Recipe Books for Children

Expert cooking instructor and cookbook author Barbara Beery has created a book that will delight girls around the world! Perfect for tea parties, rainy days, themed birthday parties and other celebrations, or any creative afternoon playtime, the Pink Princess Cookbook features treats such as the signature Pink Princess Cake, Chocolate Chip-Peppermint Scones, Enchanted Unicorn Horns, and Fairy Berry Tea. These recipes are simple to make, have just a few ingredients, and teach children valuable kitchen skills while engaging their imaginations.

With full-color photography and step-by-step instructions throughout, Pink Princess Cookbook is a celebration of magic and a delightful new take on children’s cookbooks. Pink Princess Cookbook also comes with a hardcover, concealed spiral binding that lays perfectly flat on the countertop, so even the smallest of cooks can work and clean around it in the kitchen. And with an easy-clean, wipe-off cover, spilt milk is no problem.

Recipes include:

Chocolate Chip-Peppermint Scones
Sweet Berry Shortcakes
Fairy Tale Fondu
Fortune Cookies
Sparkling Princess Punch
Little Ladybugs
Raspberry Tea Sandwhiches

Bio: Barbara Beery combined her natural talents for cooking and teaching to create Batter Up Kids, a children’s cooking school, in 1991. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Texas, and spent 13 years teaching 2nd and 3rd grades and pre-school children ages 3 to 5 years. Barbara Beery holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Texas and is an active member of the International Association of Culinary Profession.


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