Stuck at Home? Great News!

Now is Your Chance to Cook with Your Kids!

They’ll remember this time the rest of their lives…and if you do it right, they’ll know how to cook from now until forever too.

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Our gift to you: Try our video cooking class made just for kids ages 2 to teen for 14 days! (and only $19 for 2 months!)

Join 12,984 Other Families As We Teach Your Kids to Cook

Here’s the thing:

I know in our normal lives it’s tough to find time to spend with your kids in any way, especially doing something productive like teaching cooking skills.

And maybe you’re not very comfortable in the kitchen yourself, because you were never taught when you were young! You are definitely not alone.

But we’ve been given this gift of time together AND need to cook at home more than ever, so it really is the perfect time to build life skills in your kids, connect powerfully around healthy food, and make memories for a lifetime.

How the Special 2-Month Membership Works:

1

Start with a 14-Day risk-free trial.

Two full weeks to enjoy lessons together, including a “necessities” list of most essential skills to start with (and those that don’t require fresh produce).

2

Enjoy 80% off our regular prices.

For less than the cost of one family dinner at a restaurant (not really possible anymore), you get two more months of access to all 32 cooking lessons.

3

Build Over 30 Amazing Skills!

That’s 8 lessons for each skill level, so kids might be able to complete the entire course before they go back to school! No fancy supplies needed!

Will This Work if I’m Not Leaving My House?

You bet.

Our classes were always designed to build skills, not just follow recipes, so you can use food you already have at home and favorite family dishes.

We’ll teach your kids proper measuring and stirring so they can bake the muffins they’re always begging to try, how to be safe at the stove so they can help make breakfast while you’re all home together, and we even have lessons on cooking dry beans and rice, two foods that are suddenly in the “cool kids” circle again!

We’ve created a special “Making it Work” jump-start list to help you:

  1. Pick and choose the most essential lessons for basic skills, even if they’re out of our normal order.
  2. Avoid classes that require fresh produce if that’s not something you have around in this time.
  3. Choose substitute ingredients for our very flexible recipes so that you can follow along with the videos (if you aren’t already using your own recipes) even if you’re missing a few items.

We’re even adding a special bonus that we’ve never done before for a free trial or short-term membership — temporary access to our VIP Facebook group ($19.95 value) to interact with other moms, brag on what your kids are making, and ask questions about substitutions or whether a class is right for your child’s age.

Family Togetherness You Look Forward To

“I have five kids ages 3-13 and this course is a weekly highlight for us to come learn together and eat together!”

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And the benefits don’t stop there! Members find that their kids are gaining confidence which can apply to all areas of life:

Capable and Confident

“I was reluctant to let my kids in the kitchen, but my now 6 and 8 year old can regularly make lunches for everyone.”

— Josie from Illinois

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Buy One, Give One

The moment you sign up, we’ll send you a special gift to give to a family in your life who might not be receiving a paycheck during this pandemic (or maybe who was down on their luck already). As long as you keep your membership, they keep theirs.

Our mission really is to get as many kids and families cooking as possible, and we’re hoping that’s one of many silver linings your family is grateful for as we move through uncertain days.

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I'M READY TO TEACH MY KIDS TO COOK!

I’m ready to teach by kids to cook!

Our Mission is Building Healthy Kids!

Here at Kids Cook Real Food, our mission is to restore the health of the young generation… And I’m so committed to that goal that I see a great opportunity for families in this time at home without anything on our calendar.

I can’t wait to get our professionally filmed classes taught by an elementary teacher and mom of 4 (that’s me!) in your hands, and I’m so happy to give you 2 full weeks to try it out, and then another 2 months for only $19!!! (This is regularly a $149.95 investment for access that doesn’t expire.)

You won’t believe the benefits of teaching your kids to cook — it goes way beyond just learning skills.

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Helpful Kids!

“Whenever I asked my oldest to help with dinner, I was met with much resistance. Now that she’s learned basic cooking skills with Kids Cook Real Food, I just asked her to set up dinner last night, and guess what? She made pasta, heated sauce and homemade meatballs, and cut and steamed broccoli effortlessly.”

— Adria from California

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Healthy Habits Start in Childhood!

cooking skills for preschool to teenager and everything in between

Studies show that kids who have regular chores or part-time jobs in high school are more successful in every area of life (career, marriages, happiness indicators) than those who don’t.

Bet you want to raise THOSE kids!

And it starts now.

We believe that the right habits in childhood are the foundation for independent, healthy adults.

But many parents find they need a little support.

Kids Cook Real Food is here to help you resist the helicopter parenting culture and build genuine, authentic life skills for your kids starting at age 2.

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-WHAT IS TAUGHT IN THE COURSE?-

BEGINNER ACCESS

for young children and anyone who needs the basics

Beginner lessons focus on small motor control, dexterity, and basic kitchen skills.

BEGINNER SKILLS

  • Spreading & Peeling
  • Slicing Soft Foods with a Dull Knife
  • Cross-Hatch Pattern Cuts
  • Measuring Ingredients
  • Soaking Dry Beans
  • Pouring Skills
  • Washing & Tearing Salad
  • Working with Dough

 

INTERMEDIATE ACCESS

for kids who know the beginner level skills

Intermediate lessons focus on recipe independence, intro to sharp knives and stovetop safety.

INTERMEDIATE SKILLS

  • Following a Recipe Well
  • Intro to Sharp Knives
  • Cracking Eggs
  • Making a Recipe Without Help
  • Stovetop Safety & Cooking Rice
  • Flipping Pancakes
  • Rolling Dough
  • Browning Ground Meat
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ADVANCED ACCESS

for kids with intermediate level mastery

Advanced lessons focus on sharp knife skills, oven safety and making meals independently.

ADVANCED SKILLS

  • Sharp Knife Skills, Levels 1-4
  • Slicing & Dicing Vegetables
  • Crushing Garlic
  • Cutting Whole Fruits
  • Sauteing Vegetables
  • Cooking Dry Beans
  • Cooking Eggs
  • Homemade White Sauce
  • Steamed Vegetables

Kids Cook Real Food Video Course Curriculum Map Integrations

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  • Logically organized skill progression
  • Looping skills create natural practice opportunities (so you don’t have to think about it)
  • Designed for busy families: all ages 2-teen coordinate to make something to eat!

View the curriculum map.

With a plan for your cooking lessons and the thinking done ahead of time, you’ll be able to engage with your kids, enjoy yourself, and watch them blossom.

We’ll include a special list of how families may want to tackle classes out of order while home during social distancing time, to omit some fresh produce in case you don’t have it and build truly the basic skills more quickly.

Plus you’ll love the mini science lessons that pop into our classes to keep your kids’ brains from turning to mush! 😉

About The Teacherkatie-circle-headshot-transparent

I’m Katie Kimball, and as a mom of 4 I hit this point where I was too busy and too stressed out to even think about inviting my kids to help me in the kitchen. But…I needed help so I could stop being so busy and spend time enjoying my children.

For the good of my whole family, it was time to teach my kids to cook.

Even though I love cooking myself, sometimes having my kids in the kitchen was as painful as doing crafts and finding glitter on everything two months later.

kimball-kidsBut I didn’t want my kids leaving for college not knowing how to cut a vegetable and ending up relying on frozen dinners the whole time!

I gave myself many pep talks so I’d remember how important it was, and once I began to see the fruits of my labor, I realized I needed to share our methods with more people.

That’s why I created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, and why I can’t wait to share it with your family.

xoxo mrs kimball


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Still Have Questions about the eCourse?

I have answers for you! Email support if you have any questions that aren’t answered here.

You’ll pay the $19 right away, because no one likes surprise charges on their credit card after a free trial. I won’t keep your card number in any way. But your 2-month membership will not begin until the end of the two weeks, and during that time you can simply click the link for a refund in your membership site, or email customer service at any time with your request. We want you to be totally comfortable with your purchase, and as soon as your kids gain a skill and feel competent in the kitchen, their confidence will increase and they will want to do more!
Yes! The beauty of this course is that it was totally designed to be family-friendly. I taught six children, two at each level, at the same time for almost every lesson. There are special “teaching multiple children” sections in the course materials to give you ideas on the order in which to present skills so that one age level can be practicing while you are working with another age level.

For almost every class, you’ll be able to juggle 2 or 3 age levels at the same time. And what they make usually ends up coming together to make one meal or snack that everyone can enjoy! See the Curriculum Map for the intricate module integrations to see what your kids might do!

The best way to determine whether a child is Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced is to peruse the Curriculum Map that lists the skills taught at each level.

Some of the Beginner Level skills are appropriate for very young children, like ages 2-6 (i.e. careful pouring, building a colorful salad, spreading butter). Some of them are important foundations for any age, like peeling correctly, cross-hatch dicing, and measuring.

The Intermediate Level lays very important foundations such as sharp knife safety and stovetop safety. If your child has never worked with a sharp knife or at the stove, then they are definitely at Intermediate or Beginner, no matter their age. If you’re unsure about their ability in those areas, you can always watch part of the videos from Intermediate class 2 and 5 and see how your kids fare.

You can also pick and choose what classes to utilize and only teach a few from a level before moving on as well. I know of some young teens whose parents started them at the Beginner Level just for peeling and a couple of the other skills taught there. A teen could blow through those in combination with the Intermediate Level in a few hours. Many of our members with multiple children in the family have simply chosen to start everyone at the Beginner Level and move through all 24 lessons together.

The bottom line is that your child’s experience, personality, and your tolerance for new things and risks will direct where you begin, and our course will take them from there! Consider it a prerequisite for Intermediate that the child knows how to peel vegetables, cut with a dull knife, and measure accurately. To move to Advanced, a child must have some experience with sharp knives and the stove, as well as cracking eggs and reading a recipe on their own. Lots of foundational skills at the Intermediate Level!

Maybe. The Kids Cook Real Food eCourse is a multimedia online course designed to help adults teach kids to cook (it doesn’t have to just be parents). Although older children could watch the videos on their own before working in the kitchen, it’s not intended to be fully self-study. An adult should always be involved once children are using knives, hot stoves and more.

If your kids have experience in the kitchen, however, and you’re comfortable with them working while you’re simply nearby working on something of your own, I know there are members who have done this successfully with older kids.

Oh, my friend. Delicious ones. And even more delicious because your children are making them.

Meatless Chickpea Wraps - like falafel but not deep fried (3) Watermarked

There are simple recipes like “potato hash” and “omelets” and more complicated things like homemade tortillas and meatless chickpea wraps (above). You can read all the recipe titles in the Curriculum Map.

The most important part though? They’re all 100% real food, from scratch, no processed stuff. We teach kids to cook with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, eggs, cheese, meat (in one class) – the basics.

The Recipe eBook is not just another “kiddie cookbook.” It’s packed with real recipes for the whole family to enjoy, as demonstrated in the video lessons of the eCourse.

Homemade Gelatin Squares - great for kids, parties, school lunches and your health (11) Watermark

The eCourse is very allergy-friendly and provides many substitutions for special diets! The beauty of this course is that the focus is on the skills, not the recipes. If someone in your family can’t or won’t eat an ingredient we use in the demonstrated recipe, it’s easy to swap it out for another recipe and still practice the same cooking skill. There is a section in every lesson plan with ideas for allergies and substitutions of many kinds.

For example, we make ranch and Italian – the sour cream base for the ranch wouldn’t work for a dairy allergy or vegan, but kids could still make Italian, so the skill still gets appropriate practice. Our pancake and muffin recipes use eggs, but an egg-sensitive family could easily practice the skills of flipping pancakes and making a recipe all by oneself with any favorite pancake or muffin recipe.

As long as the children won’t be traumatized by their experience not matching the videos exactly (we have a sensitive type here at the Kimball household, so I know how that can go), you should feel confident embarking on the course with any dietary restriction.

Here are some individual breakdowns so you can see how much you might have to adapt:

  • Nuts: There are no nuts in the class recipes, and the one activity that uses peanut butter in a central way has many other options to practice the same skill.
  • Gluten: All the recipes except two are already gluten-free, and both of those have GF alternative recipes, although that may shift the skill a little bit.
  • Dairy: Many skills of the 30 already fit a dairy-free diet, and the few that don’t are fairly easy to adapt. Suggestions provided in the lesson plans.
  • Grain-free/Paleo: One skill at each age level does not fit a Paleo diet: two that have to do with legumes and one about cooking rice. Adaptations are included in the notes to switch up the lesson completely. Other than that, one other skill at each level will need to be adapted to use a different recipe but the same/similar skill. (See the Curriculum Map above for a more in-depth look at all the lessons.)
  • Eggs: Eggs are pretty central in about 2 out of the 24 lessons. There’s just no substitute for eggs when the skill you’re teaching is “cracking eggs” or “cooking scrambled eggs.” I still think the course would be worthwhile for kids with egg allergies – they’d only have to substitute 2 lessons max.
  • Sugar: There is very little sweetener of any kind in the course, and you can use natural sweeteners like sucanat or honey or substitute your own recipes for muffins if you like.
  • Vegan: All the skills in the Beginner Level apply fine to vegans, although 2 recipes would need adaptations. Two skills (eggs and ground meat) at the Intermediate Level would need replacements; suggestions provided in the materials. Two skills at the Advanced Level (cooking eggs and a white sauce) would also need replacements or adaptations (a dairy-free white sauce for example). I’d say that if there are 30 skills taught, only about 4 of them relate specifically to animal products.

If you have other allergies, feel free to email a question to [email protected] and I’ll get back to you ASAP. If you get the VIP level with Facebook support version, I’d be able to help you find suitable allergy-friendly recipes to fit your needs for each skill as you work through the course.

I assure you that safety is a top priority in the lessons and videos, and a lot of our initial time teaching knife skills and working at the stove is spent on safety. There’s no guarantee that accidents won’t happen, but walking carries some risk too, yet we all manage to do it and let our kids do it as well. 😉

I’ll let a happy member tell you in her own words about her experience with safety:

“My kids can safely work at the stove! THANK YOU! I have always been too afraid to go there and you gave me and my kiddos the right info we needed to do it safely.”

Every Class includes :

5 Videos:

  1. An introductory video for adults explaining the day’s skills, how to present them in kid-friendly language, and some possible challenges you’ll want to be ready for.
  2. An All-Kid video for the kids that all levels can watch together. This is a skill that everyone can learn and sometimes integrates with the day’s lesson at age levels, sometimes does not.
  3. One video at each age/skill level, ranging in time from 3-22 minutes. If you have single module access, you’ll just have one of these. Otherwise, you’ll be able to watch all three.

There are also 4 “Foundations 101” video lessons to establish basic skills before embarking on the course (or at least by Class 4), and if you’re a VIP or Concierge member, there’s a bonus 4-video Hospitality Class too.

Single Level access includes the Adult Guide and All-Kid videos, plus the level you chose.

PDF printouts:

  1. A recap of what’s in the Adult Guide videos for those who would rather skim + planning helps for the All-Kid lesson and tips for teaching multiple age groups at once.
  2. An extensive lesson plan for each module level (usually 4-10 pages each). The day’s plan, supplies needed at a glance, extensions to practice the skill plus adaptations for allergies and more.
  3. Printable memory tools to help the kids (and parents!) remember the important key phrases in each lesson. There are 1-4 “Flash Cards” for each lesson plus a “Daily Nugget” card with the factoid nutrition lesson for the day.
  4. A 50-page recipe eBook in kid-friendly language and font size for all the recipes demonstrated in the videos and mentioned in the lesson plans. (VIP and Concierge members also receive a second “Extension” recipe eBook with more recipes for kids to practice their cooking skills from class.)
  5. See an example of a lesson PDF from the Beginner Level to get a feel for the layout.

My team and I are here for you and answer emails within about 6 hours on weekdays. Shoot us a note at [email protected]

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