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Children’s Nutritional Cooking Made Easy – Cooking With Miss Katie

Making sure your little ones eat a healthy and well-balanced diet can be a tricky endeavor. One week, they’ll only eat chicken nuggets. As for the the next week… Well, they’ve decided to never eat them again. Tantrums of epic proportions erupt at the mere thought of consuming a vegetable (except for french fries, of course!). Some children pitch a fit simply at the idea of eating during lunch or dinner. Trying new foods can be challenging, too. Meal times often leave parents feeling exhausted and ready to hand over the goldfish crackers if it’ll only get their little ones to stop crying and eat something already. All of this is, of course, is supposed to happen while taking care of the rest of the family’s needs and balancing a work life, too…

…Consider this blog your respite. Each week, I’ll tackle a subject relating to children’s nutrition, while also providing simple and delicious family-friendly recipes for busy parents who want to instill a love of nutrient-dense foods in their kids. Most importantly, the purpose of this blog is to get you and your little ones cooking together. Not only does this encourage kids to try healthy foods during family meal times, but it also allows them to feel a sense of accomplishment while sharing intimate family moments.

This week, try out this incredibly simple and delicious banana soft-serve recipe. Your child can help you cut the bananas, sprinkle in the chocolate chips and eat the final product!

River School Recipes - Chocolate Chip Banana Soft-Serve
Chocolate Chip Banana Soft-Serve

Chocolate Chip Banana Soft-Serve

(Makes 3 cups of ice cream)

Ingredients:

    • 4 bananas, cut into manageable pieces (about 2”) and then frozen
    • 2 tsps vanilla extract
    • ¼ cup milk of choice
    • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. 1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Pulse until banana mixture resemble a “soft- serve” consistency.
  1. 2. Serve in your favorite ice cream dish and enjoy!

Do you have a question for Miss Katie, or something you’d like to share with the River School community on

the blog? Feel free to email her at kidslearn@theriverschool.com!

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