XMAS PRESENTS FOR LITTLE FOODIES

Jennifer Douglas Jennifer Douglas

Christmas is coming….Frozen costumes, Star wars figurines and Disney creations are on display and the kids are getting excited as they watch the countdown on the advent calendar.

If you have a child who loves food, loves helping in the kitchen, loves learning about new things like where food comes from, here is a Christmas present list to inspire the healthy young foodie:

  • A kids apron
  • Play kitchen with pretend food to cut up
  • A sieve, wooden spoon, tongs and other kitchen utensils
  • A handheld egg beater
  • A kids cookbook
  • Scrapbook or recipe book to fill with their favourite recipes
  • A book about where food comes from or how foods are made
  • Iceblock molds to fill with freshly squeezed fruit juice or smoothies
  • The ingredients to make gingerbread men and a cookie cutter
  • Pastry cutters that can be used to jazz up sandwiches, vegetables etc
  • Their own spice rack to start filling with their favourite herbs and spices
  • A cooking class
  • A vegetable plant to put into the garden, e.g. tomato, strawberry
  • A family masterchef week where everyone cooks and gets rated
  • A chef’s hat

If you are keen to avoid a chocolate filled advent calendar it is worth getting a advent calendar with little doors that you can fill for each day. Some ideas for what could be inside are:

  • Lego pieces to make a masterpiece on day 24 or lego figurines
  • Fun activity for each day, e.g. go to playpark, ride bikes etc
  • Stickers, or stationary items such as crayons.
  • Little Christmas decorations to hang on the tree

Original content from: www.jumpstartnutrition.co.nz