Kids Week: Dora & Diego Let's Cook cookbook Review/G!veaway

Yesterday we talked about getting our kids involved in the kitchen early on in life. If your kids are like mine you will love this book that we recently review.

Dora & Diego Let’s Cook cookbook is a brightly colored cookbook full of fun ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. The first time we browsed through the book my kids were excited with every single page. Most of the recipes are named after a character from Dora & Diego from Tico’s Nutty Stuffed French Toast, Dora’s Backpack Snack Pack to Diego’s Meatball Mountain Range.

My kids usually eat their veggies but sometimes they will give us a hard time and say I don’t want that by the end they usually eat them. I am not sure if it was because Dora and Diego made these but my kids were VERY excited to try Back Pack’s Salad Bundles. Wait they are filled with veggies and wrapped with a veggie and my kids didn’t complain one bit they were excited to have them for dinner. Actually my son was begging for them for dinner. The next night we had Chicken Taco Salad and again no complaints and they ate a huge plate of veggies.

Everything we have tried so far in this cookbook has been quick, easy and kid approved. This book is filled with great information for the parents in the introduction from what kids can learn while cooking, how to use this book, age appropriate tasks, tips on staying safe in the kitchen and nutrition needs. It has been a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection.

Want a new recipe for pancakes? This is a great pancake recipe your kids will love:

Boots’s Banana Pancakes – Source Nickelodeon 

  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 banana, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 250F. In a medium bowl, mash 2 bananas with a fork until smooth (I give my daughter the potato masher) 
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, canola oil, and mashed bananas. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; batter will be slightly lumpy. 
  3. Heat a lightly greased griddle or a large heavy skillet on medium heat until a few drops of water dance across the surface. For each pancake, pour ¼ cup of batter onto griddle. 
  4. Cook until surface is bubbly and edges are slightly dry; turn and cook until pancakes are golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Keep pancakes warm in oven in a loosely covered ovenproof dish while cooking remaining pancakes. 
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat sliced banana and maple syrup for 1 to 2 minutes until heated through and banana begins to soften. 
Serve maple-banana mixture over pancakes. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Dora & Diego’s Let’s Cook cookbook can be found on the publishers website Wiley for $19.95

Want to win a copy of Dora & Diego’s Let’s Cook cookbook? Our great friends over at Wiley Publishing Canada want to offer one lucky Marvelous Mommy Meals reader their very own copy. We are making it very simple, what’s your children’s favorite meal or snack?

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals on behalf of Wiley Publishing. We received a complimentary book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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