Disclosure: Thanks to Cook By Colours for sponsoring this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
As a Mom, I am always thinking of all the things that I will need to teach my girls and that I really don’t have that many years to do it! Ever feel like time goes too fast and is so precious? Just think about it for a minute, think about all the many lessons and skills and responsibilities that you are responsible for teaching to your child. Whoa! Before you get too overwhelmed, relax,we have found a way to help you teach your kids a very important and life long skill, to cook!
Yes, to cook! My kids need to know how to cook, especially since they are girls.
What child doesn’t love spending time in the kitchen with you when you are preparing meals or baking something yummy? I know my girls sure do! This is why we were so excited when we were asked to review the cookbook, Cook by Colours. Yes, I spelled it right! The company started in Canada in 2015 and is just now launching in the USA so they are keeping it true to their Alma Mater so to say.
The Cookbook arrived in a nice colorful box packaged safe and sound. The cookbook itself is a large, easy to read hardback so its safe for those tiny little grimy hands. The color-coded cups and spoons are strong, vibrant and dishwasher safe. The company also provides a 5 year warranty on them if you register them! Wow! That’s a great deal. Does Walmart even do that for their measuring cups??
The book is over 135 pages and hosts 25 recipes that fall under either breakfast, drink, sides & starters, entrees, and snacks & desserts. Something for every little mess maker ages 2- 8 for sure. I absolutely love that the book starts out with talking about the importance of teaching kids the basics of nutrition and how the skills they learn in this cookbook are skills they will use for a lifetime. The recipes are all healthy and there is a letter from a registered dietitian endorsing the book and its recipes!
Another thing the cook book talks about is the importance of hygiene and safety rules where the kitchen is involved. My girls and I talked about washing our hands and how dangerous things can be in the kitchen if not used properly. It was a great learning experience for them. Of course, repeat, repeat repeat. I know a knife is sharp because I have a lifetime of knowledge and I know how things work, but they don’t. That is my job to teach them, show them, mold them! Hey, if we have fun doing it, all the better!
I want to instill healthy values and habits in my girls and this cookbook offered many ways right off the bat for us to have fun conversations around the table while we had fun! We decided to make the Peanut Butter Cookies, one of our favorites, so we were happy that it was in there! I love how animated the cartoon illustrations are, truly attention grabbing!
There are no words, just pictures, so with the help of an adult; the child can make the recipe themselves! How great is this for their self-esteem! Kids of all ages can benefit from measuring, identifying colors, learning their way around the kitchen and spending some good ole quality family time together!
Daddy loves chocolate chips so we did add them to the recipe at the very end but hey, let those little learners use their creativity, right! The girls worked their way down the pages, line by line, working each step. It was so fun working with them in the kitchen and they were so happy that they were actually able to understand the book and make something.
Tip- The recipe made so many cookies so next time I would make a half batch of this recipe if it was just for us but it would of been great if we needed cookies for a class or church function.
Viola, the finished product! We put several in little baggies and shared with our neighbors! They turned out delicious! The best part was the fun I had in the kitchen with my kids. I can’t wait to try another recipe next week! Should it be the Monster Meat Muffins or the Panda Rice Pudding? Let me know below what y’all think!
MAK Approved! Happy cooking! : )
The price point is a real value for $35 plus free shipping! You can get your own Cook by Colours set here on Amazon here!
**MAK did receive a free cookbook and compensation in exchange for this review but all opinions are 100% our own.