There are plenty of jobs for kids in the kitchen, including food prep, clean-up and even simple flavor exploration. Join host Stephanie Conner in Kiddos in the Kitchen and find inspiration plus real tips from chefs, cooking instructors, health experts and more on how to turn kitchen experiences into family experiences.
How We Cook and Eat Now
The pandemic has changed everything in our lives, including how a lot of us view cooking at home and eating with our families. In this episode, we’re talking to Theresa McCluskey, a full-time working mom of four, about how the pandemic has affected her cooking. Then, registered dietitian nutritionist Malina Malkani is back to talk about baby-led weaning and how this approach to feeding a baby can change family mealtimes.
Small Plate: A Kiddo Makes Banana Bread
Follow along as we bake banana bread with a 6-year-old in this fun bonus episode.
The Meal Is the Byproduct
How does a professional chef teach his own kiddos to cook? With calm and ease in the kitchen. Executive chef Phillip Baxman shares how he stays calm and his thoughts on safety when cooking with his kids. Then, dietitian Dr. Lauri Wright returns to share a fun kids’ kitchen activity: Slumber Party Oats.
Getting Kids to Try New Foods
Why won’t my kid try new foods? Why must they say “yucky!” all the time? Frustrated with a picky eater? It’s time to change all that. New year, new family food habits. Allison Rinehart of Lil’ Pinkies Up offers several tips for encouraging kids to try new foods — and improving table manners too. Then, Edel Denha, a Michigan mom, shares her family’s food journey.
Holiday Cooking and Baking with Kids
Cooking is a sensory experience, and sometimes, kids are able to let go and explore more instinctively than adults. Meghan Stott, a mom and teacher for the blind and visually impaired in Washington state, shares what she’s learned from her own daughter — and how they navigate the kitchen with a visual impairment. Then, Hassanatou Barry, owner of The Babysitter Guru, offers a few tips for baking with kids this holiday season.
Small Plate: Homemade Holiday Candy
In this Small Plate bonus episode, registered dietitian Dr. Lauri Wright shares how to make buckeye candies — and her family’s time-honored tradition of spending time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving weekend.
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Incredibly Heartwarming, Informative & Engaging
I am a podcast junkie and this is always at the top of my “must-listen” list. The show is informative, entertaining and incredibly heartwarming. Stephanie manages to ask EVERY question I wonder about and her guests always have interesting stories and perspectives. Kiddos in the Kitchen sparks real joy in my day—and I think we could all use a little more of that!
Genuine, practical and fun advice and tips for busy working parents with kiddos
Like many of my fellow busy working mammas I appreciate a podcast that can get right down to the point and give me tips and tricks for my everyday life. I ESPECIALLY love when they do so with a relatable, genuine and empathetic approach. This podcast has become an invaluable go-to for my family (pre-and post COVID pandemic) as we approach the daily question of how to get our kid interested in and knowledgeable about the food we consume. I cannot recommend it enough and I promise you that you will feel like the host is your best girlfriend after just one episode. LISTEN NOW!!
Great, realistic tips
I’ve been wanting to get my kids into the kitchen more but really didn’t know how to involve them aside from having them stir cupcake batter and taste test the frosting. This show offers lots of great advice that I’ve already put to good use with my 2-year-old twins.