March 29, 2023

February….a month of all issues pink, pink, candy, and full of affection! I wish to get my children concerned with making pink and pink meals all month lengthy which might be tasty, nutritious, and not loaded with sugar!

One concept is so as to add roasted beets, beet powder, pink peppers, or contemporary/frozen berries to your favorite pancake, waffle, muffin, smoothie, and/or dip recipe. One other concept is to attempt pink/pink/white themed snacks and lunches. You are able to do this with meals alone or head to your native greenback retailer or celebration provide retailer to seek out coronary heart formed dishes and/or baking suggestions and use these to serve pink and pink meals which might be wealthy in vitamin, taste, and enjoyable!

Valentine's Snacks
Valentine Dessert
Snacktivity Heart Tray
Valentine's Snacktivity Snacks
Valentine's Snacktivity Snacks

Valentines week can be a good time to get your children concerned in snack and meal prep. Beneath you could find a recipe for Home made Valentines Day Frozen Yogurt that’s simple for kids to make and all the time successful for snacks and dessert in our house! I’ve additionally included educating alternatives that you would be able to attempt whereas making it.


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or a coconut yogurt if you want it to be dairy free)
  • 1 cup contemporary or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup contemporary or frozen pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup contemporary or frozen candy cherries
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 5 dates
  • (For a lift of protein and omega 3 fatty acids you possibly can add ¼ cup hemp hearts too!)


1) Pull dates aside and take away the pit.
2) Add all components to a blender, corresponding to Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja, or different that has the blade capability to puree the dates.
3) Combine on a low setting (1 or 2) till the dates and berries have been pureed, then transfer to the next setting to complete mixing all components.
4) Pour into small glass containers or popsicle molds and place within the freezer. The containers pictured listed below are from WeanGreen.

Red Fruit
Son and Mom in the Kitchen
Child in the Kitchen
Child in the Kitchen
Valentine Puree

“Youngsters within the Kitchen” Studying Notes

Letter recognition and letter sounds: For this recipe you possibly can deal with the letter “P” for PINK. In our house I take advantage of a flashcard with the letter “P” on it. You might additionally use a Scrabble tile or alphabet puzzle piece. Whereas including components we discuss concerning the sound the letter makes after which different phrases that begin with the identical sound like PULL and PIT (once we pulled the date aside to take away the pit), POUR (once we added the components in), and PICK (once we talked concerning the strawberries we had picked and frozen final summer time for recipes corresponding to this one). An alternate or extra letter that will be nice for this recipe is the letter “F” because it applies to FROZEN, FRESH, FAST and FUN.

Colors: For this recipe you possibly can discuss concerning the colors PINK and RED. I deal with the truth that once we mix pink and white, we are able to make pink. I take advantage of a flash card which has the colour pink on it however you possibly can additionally make a enjoyable sport of gathering all of the pink issues in your house or playroom.

Texture/Strong vs. Liquid: It’s fascinating to observe a toddler’s face as a LIQUID types from a number of SOLID objects. It is a nice recipe to take that one step additional and speak about how the method of FREEZING works and the time it takes for that to occur.

Numbers and Mathematical Expertise: Initially of a recipe I wish to COUNT the components with my kids, then allow them to know all we will probably be doing and the order we will probably be doing it in. Then we proceed to evaluation all through the cooking course of what we’ve got accomplished and what’s subsequent. My objective is for them to grasp ORDER and that it issues. It is a fairly quick recipe, however it’s nonetheless an incredible one for counting and order as it’s simple numbers which is nice for a toddler/preschooler.

Creating/Creativeness/Experimenting: Frozen yogurt or “good cream” is a superb option to experiment with mixing colours, textures, and tastes. You may discuss to kids about what colour meals they need to add and why some frozen treats are a lighter colour and others darker.

Life Expertise: On this recipe you possibly can talk about FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS, ASKING FOR HELP (to pour from heavier containers), and PATIENCE (as you anticipate the freezing course of).

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