There are tons of ways for kids to help with this meal. The kids loved tasting the noodles and couldn’t stop snacking on the shredded cheese.
While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: LEMONS
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Three Cheese Pasta with Lemon, Cherry Tomatoes & Asparagus. Simply hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To help prepare the pasta, kids can:
Bring water to a boil
This teaches kids to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!
Let kids decide if noodles are done. Hungry toddlers love this job!
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To prepare the veggies, kids may:
Snip the asparagus
Trim the asparagus and snip asparagus stalks into smaller pieces for cooking (see below for recs on tools).
Halve the Tomatoes*
See below for our recs on awesome kitchen knives for kids.
Measure & pour the salt
Stir veggies as they cook
To prepare the sauce, kids may:
Measure out cheeses
Zest the lemon*
This is a fun challenge for little ones.
Juice the lemon
Mix veggies into sauce
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.