Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A Kitchen Lived In #LittleKitchen

I love cooking with the boys and often share what we have made on Instagram and here on my blog. However anyone who has ever cooked with kids knows that the reality often involves mess, spillages, nibbling at the ingredients and even tantrums, it is definitely not Instagram perfect!

A Kitchen Lived In is a campaign by Wren Kitchens who want to show the reality of cooking with your children against the images you might see pop up on social media. We were challenged to get busy in the kitchen and show the true mess that can be involved. Wren Kitchens understand that getting the little ones in the family to eat their 5-a-day can sometimes prove quite a challenge and they have created the Little Kitchen Hub a place full of tips, nutritional information and even a free ebook to download full of yummy healthy child friendly recipes.

We received a parcel of goodies including a print copy of Wren Kitchens fab free ebook. We took a look through the book together and the boys picked out a few recipes to try, headed to the shops to stock up on ingredients and had a busy time in the kitchen.

Both boys loved the idea of making their own Breakfast Jars. I'll be honest i don't often involve them in making their own breakfast, it is probably my busiest time of day trying to make sure everyone is fed, watered and making sure we are ready for the day ahead and I always feel rushed but these jars take minutes to put together and the boys were easily able to make it themselves. The boys chose to use strawberries and blueberries in their jars along with the granola, yogurt and some honey. The great thing is that you can easily mix and match the fruits to suit your families tastes.

I set out all the ingredients and let the boys get creative, they used the recipe book as a guide and they layered the ingredients as shown in the recipe. Sebastian really enjoyed doing this as you can see.  Yes they made some mess with the ingredients but it was easily wiped up and they ended up with a healthy breakfast which they devoured. We will definitely be making these again.

There are so many great recipes included in the book and we have also made tortilla pizzas and Chocolate Covered Banana and Peanut Butter Bites. We had such a fun day cooking up a storm (and eating the results).

I can't wait to try out some more of the recipes. Remember to head over to Little Kitchen Hub for more information on Wren Kitchens campaign and to download the free ebook.

**We were sent a parcel of goodies to help us create this post, all opinions are my own**

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