Eating the Alphabet: 26 Cooking with Kids Recipes from A to Z

Encourage your child to try new foods as you eat your way through the alphabet with these 26 cooking with kids recipes from A to Z!

Eating The Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables From A to Z by Lois Ehlert is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book, perfect for introducing children to a range of new fruits and vegetables (with a host of already familiar ones scattered throughout as well).

26 Alphabet Cooking with Kids Recipes from A to Z

And what could be a better way to really explore such a fabulous resource than with a series of kid friendly recipes that encourage them to explore the tastes and textures of the fruit and vegetables contained within its pages? To help you do this I have collected together 26 cooking with kids recipes from A to Z that do just that. Whether you try one recipe, a few, or all of them I am sure you will have fun learning and cooking together.

Eating the Alphabet: 26 Cooking with Kids Recipes from A to Z

A – Apple Slice

B – Banana N-Ice Cream

C – Easy Carrot Cake via Picklebums

D – Date & Coconut Balls

E – Eggplant Chips via Homegrown Friends

F – Fig Bread via Cutting Tiny Bites

G – Frozen Grape Caterpillars via Sugar Aunts

H – Huckleberry Muffins via AllRecipes (substitute the huckleberries with blueberries if you cannot source them)

I – Indian Corn Popcorn via Mom Endeavors

J – Jicama and Pineapple Salad via Shrinking Kitchen (skip the jalapeno in the recipe if your children can’t tolerate heat or try the Jalapeno Garlic Cheese Bread from Kitchen Simmer if heat is not a problem)

K – Kiwi Kapow Smoothie

L – Homemade Lemonade

M – Mango & Coconut Rice Pudding

N – Nectarine Apricot Applesauce via Mama. Papa. Bubba.

O – Orange Fruit Toast via Glued to My Crafts

P – Peaches and Cream Muffins


Q – Easy Quince Compote via Ruffles and Rainboots

R – Raspberry & Apple Cookies via Picklebums

S – Potato & Spinach Soup

T – Homemade Tomato Soup via Happy Hooligans

U – Ugli Fruit (a type of tangelo) Smoothie via Daily Dish Recipes

V – Vegetable Marrow Farci via Dragon’s Kitchen

W – Watermelon Ice via The Pleasantest Thing

X – Xigua Salsa via Off the Shelf

Y – Yam Oven Fries via Better Homes & Gardens

Z – Zucchini & Lemon Muffins via Picklebums

For more great ideas for cooking with kids, check out these recipe collections – 10 Things to Cook with Toddlers and Simple Cooking for Kids – 12 Delicious Recipes to Try.

Encourage your child to keep cooking with these related ideas;

Alphabet Snack Matching Game
Helping Kids Learn to Cook Independently
Cooking with kids: The blind taste test. Are your children brave enough to take the test???


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