Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kids Can Cook Too! The Mayo Clinic Kids Cookbook Review & GIVEAWAY (3 Winners)

I was really excited when I was contacted to review the Mayo Kids Clinic Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes for Fun and Healthy Eating since we are always looking for new and kid-friendly recipes to try for our Sunday Kids Can Cook Too Challenge dinners.   Published by Good Books, it is written to teach children about nutrition while introducing them to the cooking experience.  Fun recipes include Cheesy Zucchini Caterpillar, Pizza Popcorn, ABC Salad, Polka-Dot Banana Muffins, and more. Each recipe is illustrated with a colorful photo and clear step-by-step directions.  It also provides lessons on kitchen safety. 
Review:  This is really a great recipe book. Not only is there a really nice assortment of recipes to suite any child's preferences, but I love the beautiful pictures featured with each recipe.  Since my children typically choose their recipes based on pictures, I have tons of cookbooks they will not look through because there are no pics! The instructions are very clearly written  and they have some nice tips throughout the book on why certain recipes are not appropriate based on age or allergies.

My daughter chose to make Crispy Chicken Fingers for her Sunday dinner.  She had some friends over so all three girls had a great time preparing the meal. It was very easy to make and everyone enjoyed them. They called for Parmesan mixed with Italian bread crumbs which gave it a really delicious flavor. This will definitely be a meal we make again and my son is already eying up  some other recipes to try so this will not be the last you hear about this cookbook! 

Buy it here:  The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook, ($19.95 U.S./hardcover with enclosed spiral, for 7-12-year-olds), will be available online and at bookstores nationwide beginning in May 2012.  The book is available for pre-order online now through Amazon

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I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of facilitating this review. No other compensation was received and the views expressed here are my own. 

If you would like to  join the  Kids Can Cook Too challenge, email me at and you can be featured right here on Cake Mom. Send me your recipe, how the experiment went, and a picture of the finished meal/dessert (with or without your family photographed)!  Every time you submit your experience, you will get 5 extra entries for most giveaways for one whole month!

1 comment:

John L said...

What a great book. Ill have to get that for when my nephew comes over, but maybe use it for myself in the mean time.