The 10 Best Cookbooks for Children

You might find yourself having a sous chef when you’re in the kitchen. If one of your kids shows interest in cooking, you can encourage them to learn more by picking up one of these cookbooks. You will learn a lot about their taste in food and see what kinds of foods they like. It will also encourage them to be more adventurous with eating because they had the freedom to pick whatever they wanted.

Cooking is a skill that your children will use for the rest of their life and starting them out young will be very beneficial to them. These cookbooks will teach them about the techniques that chefs use, as well as the terminology they use. These cookbooks were created with kids in mind so most so the recipes are simple, and the flavors will appeal to them.

Think back to your childhood. Some of your best memories might involve cooking with a loved one or eating a good meal with your family. Help your kids make the same memories by picking up one of these 10 amazing cookbooks.

10. Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook

It can be hard to get your kids to eat healthy foods, but this book is full of recipes that even the pickiest eaters will like.  There are pictures of each meal, so your children will easily be able to flip through and see what they want to make. There are tips sprinkled throughout the book as well, so your young chefs will learn while they cook. Overall this is a great book, and there are over 100 recipes for your kids to explore.

9. The Complete Cookbook Young Chefs

This is the first kid’s cookbook created by America’s Test Kitchen. They are known for experimenting with food and helping people feel confident in the kitchen, and now they want to do that for kids as well. This cookbook is unique because each recipe was tested by kids to make sure that they could follow the directions with little to no experience in the kitchen. There are pictures to go along with each step to help give your children confidence as they go along. There is a perfect cookbook for kids that like to think outside of the box and try new things.

8. Cooking Class

This cookbook is full of creative meals that will get your kids excited about cooking. This cookbook is not like the others on this list because each recipe has a creative spin on food that kids might not want to try. They have taken things like boiled eggs and turned them into egg mice instead. Your children will have the opportunity to be creative while also cooking a delicious after school snack. There are recipes for snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and more. They will learn techniques through being hands-on and completing activities that can be found throughout the book. This book is geared towards kids ages 6 to 12, so if you have children that age, this is a great choice.

7. Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook

It might sound like an impossible task to get your children to eat healthy foods. This book was created to teach kids that eating healthy can actually taste good. There are 50 different healthy recipes separated into five different categories, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert. The directions are simple, and your children will learn that it is essential to eat healthy foods if they want to grow big and strong and live an active lifestyle. Picking up this book will get your kids on the right path early on in life so that they can maintain it as they get older.

6. Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook

This book was created to give your kids the confidence they need to make good food. It was designed to help your kids gain skills as they progress through the book. The first recipes are simple and easy to make, and the later recipes are a little more complicated and rewarding to make. This cookbook is the perfect gift for kids that have shown interest in cooking but do not have much experience in the kitchen.

5. Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book

You can’t go wrong with this new version of an old classic. The Better Homes and Garden cookbook has been a staple in millions of households for many generations, and now you can pass it down to your kids. This is the newest edition of this book, and it has been fully updated with easy to follow instructions and all the latest techniques that chefs use to cook amazing meals. You can find a list of ingredients as well as what tools will be needed at the top of each recipe to make the whole cooking process a lot easier. The goal of this cookbook is to instill healthy eating habits in your kids from a young age. This cookbook will turn even the pickiest of eaters into master chefs in no time.

4. The International Cookbook for Kids

If you want to introduce your children to different cultures or go on an international trip, this cookbook is a must. There are over 60 kid-friendly recipes from Italy, France, China, and Mexico. Each recipe is made up of easy to follow steps, and there are pictures, so you can see what the finished product will look like. There are recipes for appetizers and desserts and everything in between. This cookbook even offers tips on ingredients, nutrition, and technique for using tools safely in the kitchen.

3. The Everything Kids: Cookbook 2ndEdition

This cookbook will give your kids exactly what they want…chicken tenders, fries, cookies, and so much more. Your kids will really enjoy looking through this book because, in addition to all of the amazing recipes, there are also puzzles and other fun activities for them to do. You can encourage your kids to have an interest in cooking by letting them pick out a different recipe to try each month. This is an excellent first cookbook to buy your kids because it will allow them to use their creativity and also teach them how to be safe in the kitchen.

2. MasterChef Junior Cookbook

The MasterChef Junior cookbook will show your kids that it is possible to cook like a chef even from a young age. This collection of 100 recipes was created by the young kids that appeared on the popular tv show MasterChef Junior during the first five seasons. Some recipes will be easier and call for ingredients that are easy to find in most supermarkets. Others will be a little more complicated. With a little practice and this cookbook will have your children cooking like a MasterChef in no time.

1. Kid Chef Every Day: The Easy Cookbook for Foodie Kids

This cookbook was made for the little foodie in your life. There are more than 65 recipes that consist of five ingredients or less. Your kids will gain a lot of skills and techniques from the cooking lessons scattered throughout the book. They will learn how to slice and dice things as well as more complex skills like sautéing and grilling different kinds of food. The goal is to improve your child’s technique in the kitchen so that they feel confident enough to make meals on their own. This is an excellent first cookbook that will build a strong foundation for your kids to be successful in the kitchen.