Monday, April 19, 2010

Little Books for Little Cooks ~ Just Enough Carrots

Little Books for Little Cooks Little Books for Little Cooks is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one.   We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!
by Stuart Murphy

Summary: Little Rabbit goes shopping with his mom at the grocery store and learns lots about math while he is there.

This book also has some additional parent/child activities at the end of the book ~ great for teaching compare/contrast and math concepts.

IMG_4197 You’ll Need:

  • a plate
  • a small clay pot
  • mini carrots
  • parsley
  • toothpick
  • can of chick peas
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
To Make:
  1. Cut the parsley into small sprigs.
  2. Poke holes into the tops of about 10 carrots using the toothpick
  3. Stick a piece of parsley into the top of the carrots.
  4. Drain the chick peas and put them into a food processor or blender. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and cumin. Blend til smooth {you may need to add a little warm water a teaspoon at a time to help it blend}.
  5. Put the hummus into the clay pot and ‘plant’ your carrots in the garden.
  6. Eat and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this cooking activity with your little one! To see more featured books and activities, click here!


Michelle said...

Such a fun and healthy idea - I so love this!

Cindy said...

LOVE this!