Best Salty Sweet Snacks: Gooey, Chewy, Crunchy Treats for Every Craving
While preparing food is a necessity, virtually all cultures have instances of food preparation that contain elements of socialization and bonding. Families come together for Thanksgiving dinners, and summer BBQs encourage all participants to help with food preparation and serving. Food preparation and consumption is a learned task. This means that children need to be taught acceptable methods of preparing and consuming food. Of course children learn socially acceptable ways of consuming foods from a very early age. Food preparation takes more time–especially since sharp objects and hot items are involved.
Preparing foods with children in elementary school not only teaches them valuable skills, but it also helps parents connect with their children. Cooking demonstrations where children can participate in preparing foods help bring both the neighborhood children and families together. The challenge is always to prepare healthy foods that are easy to prepare and that children will enjoy–a Sisyphean task.
This book provides several snack suggestions that could be served on their own (as snacks) or as part of a larger meal. These are all easy to prepare and can be used to entice reluctant budding chefs to help with food preparation. Each recipe claims a double page: a picture on one page and the recipe on the other. Chapter titles describe the snack quality (gooey, savory, crunchy, chocolaty, and nutty). A highly recommended book for those looking for ways to cook with children.
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