Katie Kimball here – my 4 kids and I created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse to help bring real food and independence to families all over. Over 10,000 kids have joined us and we’d love to invite you along for the adventure!
In our course and in our home, we use a variety of kid-sized and kid-friendly knives and kitchen tools. We’ve tested and sorted through many, and have curated a list of our favorites for you.
I also have a short list of just my top 10 favorite kitchen tools for kids.
New Favorites for New Cooks
This cookbook is written by a chef who is the founder of Charlie Carts, an amazing real food cooking program for kids – one of my team members has been lucky enough to experience them at her local library and was very impressed. I love that there are 50 recipes, all whole foods, and every one we have tried has been incredibly delicious!!
Fix it and Forget it: Cooking with Kids
This was a recommendation from a reader: a slow cooker cookbook that is probably not 100% real food but looks like it has some good options.
Anise Loves GREEN Food
A kid’s picture book about a little boy who loves to draw and his sister who loves to cook, so perfect for Kids Cook Real Food! Leah has made almost every recipe in the book, we love it so much!
The International Cookbook for Kids
Stepping up to some harder recipes for ages 8+, but all made from scratch
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking
For the more advanced students. When you know a culinary ratio, it’s not like knowing a single recipe, it’s instantly knowing a thousand.
My First Kitchen Binder for Kids
Perfect for helping little cooks-in-training get started in the kitchen. Your child will not only have a helpful tool but a treasured keepsake to enjoy for years to come.
Real Food Nutrition & Health Curriculum
A textbook that is written at a high school level that teaches nutrition and health based on WAPF (Weston A Price) principles.
The Holistic Rx: Your Guide to Healing Chronic Inflammation and Disease – in children!
Dr. Madiha Saeed spent years compiling this incredible resource using FOOD (and lifestyle) to truly heal over 70 diseases that haunt children and families. I’ve met Dr. Saeed, and she is one of the most genuine, helpful, and positive people you can imagine. I highly recommend her book.
Simple Green Meals
This has been helping us get more vegetables in our diet, and these recipes are so unique and flavorful, plus gorgeous photos make us want to eat every one!
100 Days of Real Food on a Budget
This one is a new favorite, especially because Lisa’s girls have recipes in the book! She’s a big proponent of kids cooking and yours will be inspired by these photos and simple recipes (and you’ll be happy to save a few bucks per meal!).
The Wellness Mama Cookbook
This cookbook is not written specifically for kids, but as a mom of 6, my friend Katie (the author) includes a ton of kid-friendly recipes, all real food stuff, and plenty of things I know that her own kids make. We’ve been cooking from it regularly and have yet to find a recipe we didn’t love!
Check out a Free Sample of our course!
This is our 10-minute knife skills and safety class for kids ages 2-12:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more ways to connect as a family around healthy food (and all these great videos)!