The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company- Cooking with Kids


Cooking is an excellent activity for children, but in today’s busy world, finding time for family can be a challenge. However, incorporating family time into the cooking process is easier than you may think. The Little Potato Company has introduced a new program aimed at helping parents cook with their children while still having fun together.

This program offers a wide range of “Little Chef Approved” recipes that feature Creamer potatoes. It also provides helpful tips for cooking with kids of different ages, ranging from five to 13. These recipes have become popular not only among kids but also among adults. Some of the delicious recipes include Little Chef Poutine, Potato and Ham Frittata, and Tattooed Potatoes.

What makes this program unique is its ability to enhance a child’s social skills, nutritional values, and even mathematical abilities right in the kitchen! Research has shown that children and teenagers who possess food preparation and cooking skills are more likely to make healthier food choices. By exposing kids to fresh, unprocessed foods and teaching them how to cook these foods properly, they develop a comfort and confidence in buying and preparing these foods as adults.

 

The potatoes are the perfect size for kids to handle and eat. Plus you can get ones in multi colours! Here are some important Little Potatoesfacts about Creamers:

  • Most importantly, Creamers are a vegetable
  • Creamers are little, but all grown up – they aren’t an immature version of bigger potatoes
  • One serving of Creamers delivers more potassium than a banana, so they’re an excellent source of potassium.
  • They’re also a source of Vitamin C and dietary fibre, contain antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals to help meet dietary goals
  • Creamers are naturally fat, gluten and cholesterol free
  • Creamers are pre-washed and thin-skinned, so no peeling is required
  • Average cooking time for Creamers is under 15 minutes

It is often overlooked how capable young children can be in the kitchen. My daughter, who is not even 3 years old yet, thoroughly enjoys assisting in the kitchen. She is able to do a surprising amount of tasks, like washing vegetables, setting the table, storing groceries, sprinkling cheese on dishes, and more. I don’t want to boast, but she can even make a mean peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

For Small Hands (forsmallhands.com) offers a range of specialized, real kitchen utensils tailored for children as young as three.

Little Potato Co

1 bag of Baby Boomers and 1 bag of Blushing Belle
1 red onion diced fine into small pieces
2 tbsp oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper / salt
¼ cup vegetable oil

Cut the creamers into 4 quarters, and place them in a large bowl. Combine all the ingredients, then pour in a quarter cup of vegetable oil. Mix everything thoroughly. Once the creamers are evenly coated with oil and seasoning, transfer them to a large casserole dish with a lid. Bake at 450°F for 30 to 35 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy. This recipe serves 4 to 6 people.

While this recipe calls for red and white creamers, you can opt to roast only one type or use a mix of red, yellow, and blue Creamer potatoes known as Terrific Trio.

My husband involved our daughter in preparing these tasty oven-roasted potatoes using Creamer potatoes. She helped gather the potatoes, placed them in the dish, and mixed the ingredients.

This dish is a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables! Pair it with fresh sweet carrots and Janes Ultimate Chicken Burgers seasoned with lemon chicken seasoning.

Do you enjoy cooking with your children? How do you involve them in the kitchen? What was the last dish you cooked together?

The Little Chef Casting Call

The Little Potato Company is currently sponsoring a contest with The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV to invite Canada’s keenest little chefs, ages 8 to 13, to create and share a video showing them preparing their favourite original recipe using small potatoes. The winning chef will receive the grand prize of a family adventure for three people in Paris, courtesy of The Little Potato Company, including airfare, accommodation, two-day park passes to an entertainment resort, and an ultimate culinary experience. For more information, visit LittlePotatoes.com/LittleChefs.

About The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company

The Little Potato Company specializes in little Creamer potatoes, which are grown to be naturally buttery tasting, loaded with nutrition, easy to prepare and offer diverse, colourful and fun varieties. Several unique varieties are available in produce sections across Canada and the U.S., and have been delighting food lovers for almost 20 years. These little Creamers are sold pre-washed and cook in about 15 minutes. They’re also available in convenient Oven|Grill and Microwave Ready packs combining Creamers, seasoning mix and speciality trays for an even easier and also delicious experience.

The Little Potato Company is passionate about potatoes and about helping children learn more about food and cooking through their “Little Chef” program at www.LittlePotatoes.com/LittleChef.

Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.
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