How about playing cooking games with kids and making some healthy snacks for kids (homemade fruit parfait)?
Cooking games could be fun and learning for the kids at the same time. More importantly, if you involve your child with you in such activities, you also get more time to spend with them and this builds up your relationship with your child. We at Toy Tasting decided of some activities that would help child bond with their parents and also help them consume healthy snacks in the end of the activity.
So we decided to reach out to a mom, Lakshmipriya Menon who is also a baking enthusiast. She has an amazing way of bonding with her children. She beautifully blends her baking passion with conducting baking bonding activities with her children.
She decided to make fruit with her daughter. This is also recipes for kids and the kids cooking also happen. These are homemade granola bars and kids can easily make, with little assistance that you as parents provide them.
Here are the ingredients for the granola bar recipe:
3 cups Oats
½ cup Almond
½ cup Walnut
½ cup powdered Cashew nuts
½ cup dried Cranberries
½ cup dried Figs
½ cup dates
1 cup Brown sugar
1 Tsp Cocoa powder
2 Tsp Rice Bran oil
This was the recipe of Granola. To watch the full recipe of Granola Bars, visit http://bit.ly/1xbopnf. In order to make fruit parfait, you would need granola. Once your Granola is ready, you can make your fruit parfait as shown in the video.
The best part about baking with kids is that they learn how to cook in the process and also get to eat healthy food. Cooking with children could be a fun activity too. We had immense fun shooting this mother-daughter duo, where they first baked these oatmeal energy bars together and then prepared a delicious fruit parfait serving. Do try out these homemade granola bars and fruit parfait. Let us know your feedback. In case you do other activities with your kids and have other healthy snack ideas, that help you in bonding with them do share with us.