Diet

Christmas cooking for kids

The holiday season is a fantastic opportunity to let children take part in simple and colourful cooking. Here are a few quick and easy recipes!

Cooking is one of the great joys that can be shared with little and big kids to spend wonderful moments together. Your child will be proud to cook something with little or no help, and first and foremost, they will be happy to spend time with you!

A ritual to create!
Deliciously chocolaty vanilla pudding
  • First, melt some chocolate. Spread your chocolate on a baking pan lined with paper. Put in the freezer.
  • Then, rim wine glasses with water and ground cinnamon. Keep.
  • Make vanilla pudding and pour into wine glasses. Cool.
  • Using cookie cutters, cut chocolate. Keep.
  • Just before serving, decorate pudding with chocolate shapes.
Stirred cinnamon punch
  • Place berries in a holiday ice cube mold and fill with apple juice. Put in the freezer.
  • Make fruit punch
  • Just before serving, add fruity ice cubes.
  • Finally, serve in a punch bowl. In front, place a bowl of lemon juice and a bowl of sugar for children to rim their glasses themselves.
  • In a big glass decorated with ribbons, add cinnamon sticks to stir this delicious beverage!
“Balls and stars” fruit salad
  • Using melon spoons of various sizes, shape honeydew and cantaloupe balls.
  • Place everything in a large plastic bowl and put the lid on.
  • When ready to serve, cut carambola to form stars. Keep.
  • Place fruit salad in serving bowls. Garnish with a slice of carambola and a mint leaf.
Nathalie Regimbal

Nutritionnist

Nathalie Regimbal is a dietician-nutritionist and mother of 3 kids. She oversees Manger Futé, a team of people passionate about diet that empowers those who want to feed children healthily. To demystify nutrition and diet, Nathalie gives advice on the show La Cantine on Channel V. In addition to her collaboration with Mamanpourlavie.com, you can read her articles in several print and online magazines. Among others, she is a collaborator in nutrition for Yoopa and Célébrons magazines. To make meal time easier for families and initiate kids to cooking, Nathalie has worked hard to write inspiring books: the best-seller Du plaisir à bien manger… 80 recettes gagnantes pour les familles, and the Mandoline series of illustrated cook books for children, the latest one having just won the prestigious prize of the best French Healthy cooking book from the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2010. To help with meal preparation in daycare centres, the team of dieticians at Manger Futé offers classes and coaching. Manger Futé has also published the practical guides Élaborez rapidement un menu équilibré dans votre service de garde and Élaborez rapidement une politique alimentaire. Discover Nathalie Regimbal's books: Du plaisir à bien manger – 80 recettes gagnantes pour les familles Mandoline – J’ai ça dans le sang! Mandoline – Développe tes défenses naturelles!

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