You would think as a stay-at-home mom and Health Counselor I would automatically include my kids in my cooking. This is not always the case. Many times cooking is my release, and I enjoy my alone time in the kitchen, creating something yummy and healthy for the family.
My goal this summer is to involve the kids more with food preparation and all aspects involved with eating. This means everything from maintaining the garden to (my favorite) doing dishes! I have found that getting myself to allow them to do dishes at this age (3 & 5) is actually difficult. It requires a lot of supervision from the parents!
I will be doing frequent blog posts on what we make together and other activities and ideas that you might be able to use.
Today we made Banana Cinnamon Raisin Whole Wheat Tortillas:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread whole wheat tortillas (use brown rice tortillas for gluten free option) with thin layer of Earth Balance or applesauce for low-fat version. Allow kids to top with various toppings. We used sliced bananas, raisins, and cinnamon. I tried to talk them into walnuts, but not this time. Bake for about 5 minutes.
These were very tasty and plenty sweet with no added sugar. The kids loved picking out toppings and assembling on their own. They chose to roll them up like a burrito, which, in my opinion, made the tastes combine more completely and deliciously.
I encourage you to leave comments and/or suggestions of your own. We can all use each others' help!
Have a great day!