With recipes by Sally Sampson, Founder and President of ChopChop Magazine

Kids Cook Menu

Kids Cook Menu

Elizabeth Cecil

It can be a challenge having kids help out in the kitchen. Especially when you’re trying to get dinner on the table. Blood sugars are low and so, it always seems, is patience by the end of the day. But little by little, with small, bite-sized tasks like stirring the soup, rinsing and tearing kale into fork-sized pieces or chopping the olives, a child in the kitchen will inevitably feel pride and ownership of the food that they have helped cook. And what better way for them to explore and try new things and flavors? When they sit down to dinner with you and say: “I made this!” they’ll probably eat it too. And any of those niggling spills, mishaps, and small frustrations that may’ve happened along the way will quickly, and proudly, fade away.