Cooking with Kids Kitchen Cards

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This post contains affiliate links. Maia’s favorite item from the Barefoot Books box is this box of Kids’ Kitchen recipe cards.

These kid-friendly, vegetarian recipes are printed on sturdy, laminated cards which I think is pretty genius.

Besides having a single recipe card with you in the kitchen while you’re working, food splatters wipe off easily, and you can do what Maia did. She sorted the recipes into piles of “I want to make RIGHT NOW” and “nope.”

Oh, and something that I didn’t realize at first is that the recipes are color coded by food group, which can be both a nifty way to learn about nutrition and a quick way to find what you’re looking for.

Cooking with Kids’ Kitchen

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One of the recipes that floated to the top of the “I wanna make” pile was this one for “Yummy Hot Bananas.” It was a super easy recipe that called for slitting the banana peel, smushing down the banana a bit inside (turning the whole thing into a boat), sprinkling on a little brown sugar and cinnamon, wrapping the whole thing in foil, and baking.

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The result, which we ate picnic-style in the living room, tasted like a cross between banane flambe and banana pudding.

Delicious!

(Maia has since made this recipe again twice, with less and less help each time.)

While we still love our Pretend Soup cookbook, especially for it’s step-by-step illustrated instructions, the Kids’ Kitchen cards are already becoming a new favorite.

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19 Comments

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    Umatji
    January 3, 2012 at 6:21 am

    I love barefoot too – will have to look at how it all works. our fav is herb the vegetarian dragon which my parents gave me pre kids as well! I see it in one of your photos. well done and i am sure it will be good for you and your family on so many levels!
    go well.

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    Misty Lynn
    January 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I had a friend that sold Barefoot Books when my 6 year old was a toddler. We have several that my now 2 year old enjoys…they both love Animal Boogie. I haven’t looked at Barefoot Books in years, but will check out your website now. Thanks!

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    kate
    January 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

    My boys love Yoga Pretzels!! :)

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    Heather Freeman
    January 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I just discovered Barefoot Books a couple of weeks ago and was wondering where I could find them locally and/or online. I will happily buy them through you from now on!

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    Sarah M
    January 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I have never heard of Barefoot Books before, but oddly enough, I just became an Usborne Book rep! Same thing with me, I fell in love with these books pre-children and realized that I’d be saving a ton of money, just on my own purchases!
    Best of luck, I’m off to check out the site.
    Sarah M
    http://www.myubam.com/ecommerce/default.asp?sid=R3258&gid=132909883

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Yes, Herb the Vegetarian Dragon is a good one!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

    We haven’t opened our Yoga Pretzels box yet, but I can’t wait to! I bet Maia would love it!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Yay!! Thank you, Heather.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Cool! I like a lot of the Usborne books, too. We have many. I especially like their Kane Miller line of books (which publishes our beloved Anna Hibiscus books).

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Animal Boogie is awesome!

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    Ann
    January 4, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    We do those bananas on the campfire with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Yum. We like the barefoot tales that come with CDs – knights and pirates. Now that I have a girl we may need another one. Good Luck.

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    Shannon
    January 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Good for you! I LOVE Barefoot bear books and have had our set for over a decade. As my kids have outgrown them (though even I wil never outgrow those illustrations), they have rotated into ou “keep forever” box.

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    Julikay2u
    January 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    We do those on the campfire too. Soooo yummy! We actually took these to do at a family camping event for Cub Scouts this summer. They were a huge hit!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Yum! I have a 6yo who would love your version! :) Maia’s very into books on CD as well, especially for car rides.

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    Jean Van't Hul
    January 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Many of them are definitely the “keep forever” kind of books!

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    Sarah
    January 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    This sounds very interesting to me…wondering if it’s something I’d want to do but I don’t really understand what’s required financially. It looks so easy to sign up but I worry that I’d be getting myself into something I can’t handle money-wise (we are currently on a “grad-school budget” aka we are totally broke. Any advice or insight?

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    k
    May 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    you completely enclose it in the foil right? Also do you put it on a cookie sheet or toaster rack something because wouldnt it like fall through the rack if you put it in alone? Also should it be a ripe banana like with baking or just any kind you normally like to eat

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    Meg
    October 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Hi I was thinking of leaving my teaching career to stay home with my children. I might try to sell barefoot books to supplement our income. Is it a good way to make money?

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    Jennifer
    April 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Awesome post! Thanks for sharing.

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