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Couscous Salad with Chickpeas and Dates

This easy salad has it all: protein-packed chickpeas, sweet dates and delicious, easy to cook pearled couscous. This recipe comes to us from our friends at The Scramble. Cooking Tip ...

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Sesame Tofu

This simple recipe takes tofu from “what?” to “wow!” Use it as an opportunity to give tofu a try or use the same technique on chicken or fish. This recipe ...

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Pineapple Greek Yogurt Dip

This quick dip has no added sugar and is the perfect compliment to fresh fruit slices! This recipe is a Kids Cook Monday original. Serves 4-6 Directions: Adult: Open canned pineapple. ...

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Fruit Salad with Kiwi, Strawberries, and Mango

This refreshing fruit salad is the perfect treat for a warm summer night. For best results, consume the salad within a few hours of making it – if it even ...

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Introducing Kids Cook Monday Free Printable Calendars!

We’re excited to share our latest Kids Cook Monday resource, free printable calendars! We hope it will help you keep up the healthy habit of cooking and eating with your family every week. Download out the April calendar below and check back in next month for the May edition!

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Commit to Family Meals this Month with these Expert Tips!

March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, we’re doubling down on our focus on the importance of regular family meals. But we know it can be tough to get the whole family around the dinner table for a healthy meal, so we asked some of our favorite nutrition experts what their top tips are for making […]

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Join Us for a Chat on Cooking New Fruits and Veggies!

March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate, we’re partnering with the Recipe for Success Foundation‘s VegOut Challenge and Melissa’s Produce to share tips and tricks for cooking new fruits and veggies! Join us as we chat about all things nutritious, including how to inspire your family to eat more produce and recipes to help you […]

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How to Talk to Kids about Heart Health (with Recipes!)

February is American Heart Month and there’s no better time to get your kids on the path to heart-healthy eating. But it’s important to talk to kids about heart disease the right way. Maybe a relative has heart disease. Talk about how it’s hard for that person to be sick, so it’s important for your family […]

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Nutrition Professionals Benefit from The Kids Cook Monday

We’re so pleased to be featured in an article in Today’s Dietitian, the leading publication for registered dietitians (RDs). In her article, “Making Mondays Family Night,” author Kathy Hardy explores how RDs can benefit from using The Kids Cook Monday and our free resources. Our friend Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, who previously shared how Monday is […]

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Holiday Baking: How Kids Can Help!

The holiday season is here! The winter months are filled with opportunities for the family to gather around the table. With a little planning, they are also ideal opportunities for families to gather in the kitchen. Holiday baking may conjure up images of children being shooed away from cooling racks filled with fresh cookies or […]

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4 Perfect Gifts to Get Kids Cooking

Shopping for some ambitious little chefs this year? Gifts for children to use in the kitchen make preparing food more personal. It’s one thing for a child to hold any old spoon from the drawer, but holding their spoon creates a sense of ownership. Studies have shown that when kids are invested in the process […]

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How Your Little Chef Can Help at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: the national holiday that specifically celebrates mealtime! While we think cooking together is something to celebrate every week, Thanksgiving can be a particularly nice occasion to start the habit of cooking together, or to help little ones master a new skill. Cooking together means making more time to bond, which is a big part […]

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September is Family Meals Month!

The Kids Cook Monday is proud to partner with the Food Management Institute (FMI) in promoting National Family Meals Month. FMI is on a mission to highlight the role your local grocery store plays in helping you get healthy, family friendly meals on the table each night. But family meals aren’t just about nutrition, they’re also […]

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Chat about Healthy School Lunches This Monday!

Are your kids back at school? Wondering what to pack in their lunches that’s healthy, delicious and fun? Then join us on Twitter this Monday, September 21st at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET. We’re teaming up with our friends at Bentgo for a back-to-school Twitter party. We’ll talk about quick and healthy lunch recipes, the benefits of going […]

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The Pollan Family Dishes about Family Dinners

This week’s recipe comes from our friends Corky, Lori, Dana and Tracy Pollan, authors of the new cookbook, The Pollan Family Table. We chatted with the family about why they wrote the book and what’s so important about family meals. The Kids Cook Monday: We love the idea of a family writing a cookbook together. What […]

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Show Off Your Mini Chef to Win a Great Prize Pack!

If you love cooking with kids, put your camera lens where your mouth is! We’re partnering with our friends at Tomato Wellness to scout out adorable pictures of kids cooking and give away three awesome prize packs. To enter, just snap a picture of your kids helping out in the kitchen and post it to Instagram, […]

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Join the Food Revolution and Bring The Kids Cook Monday to Your School!

Worldwide, there are more than 42 million children under the age of five who are overweight or obese. -Jamie Oliver We help families adopt the healthy habits of cooking with kids and regular family dinners here at The Kids Cook Monday for many reasons, but one of the most important ones is because these habits can help parents […]

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Join our Fun & Fruity Foods for Summer Twitter Chat!

This Monday, May 18th at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET, we’re teaming up with the National Processed Raspberry Council and Nourish RDs for a fun and fruity Twitter party! With summer on the horizon, we’ll chat about fun and fruity foods your family can cook together to help your beat the heat. Plus, don’t miss fabulous raspberry-red kitchen prize packs […]

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Nutritionist and Mom Ellie Krieger Dishes about Family Meals

We’re big fans of Ellie Krieger, a nutritionist, cookbook author, media star and most importantly, mother who is a big advocate of cooking with kids and regular family meals. In honor of Mother’s Day, we sat down with her to talk all things family meals and hear her top tips for getting your kids excited to […]

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New E-Cookbook Available from The US Potato Board!

When it comes to key ingredients of a good, home-cooked family meal, you can’t beat potatoes! Whether they’re mashed, roasted or grilled, everyone’s happy when potatoes are on the table. Plus, they’re a nutritious source of potassium, vitamin C, fiber and iron. That’s why The Kids Cook Monday is happy to debut a new, family-friendly cookbook […]

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Listen to The Kids Cook Monday on Cool Kids Cook!

This week, famed teen chef and cookbook author Kid Chef Eliana featured The Kids Cook Monday on her weekly radio show, Cool Kids Cook on VoiceAmerica Kids. Kid Chef Eliana chatted with The Kids Cook Monday’s staff dietitian, Diana Rice, about the benefits of cooking together as family and The Kids Cook Monday’s latest initiative […]

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