One of the best ways to get kids to be more adventurous eaters is to let them help you in the kitchen. And while sometimes you just want to get it done and on the table, it’s fun to set aside some time on the weekends to cook together. You could make something as simple as a fruit salad or try something a bit more complicated like a baked treat from Nerdy Nummies.
Nerdy Nummies is a YouTube channel, created by a peppy young girl named Rosanna Pansino. Everything she makes, for the most part, is inspired by kid-friendly pop culture. From her Hastag cookies to her Pokemon Pokeball cake pops, there’s something to spark the interest of any child. She’s funny, witty, and makes “geeking out” cool. Plus, her adorable pug Cookie often makes an appearance on her show.
I recently make her Pokemon Pokeball cake pops (see above pic). They aren’t as easy as she makes them look but they turned out pretty darn good (the challenge, if you so choose to accept it, is keeping them upright while they dry. Plan ahead and get a cake pop holder). Also, she uses a lot of food coloring and dyed food-like substances so feel free to use more natural food coloring like processed freeze-dried fruit, beet juice or other more natural products. We just make them as is because, hey, it’s a treat and I’m a firm believer in moderation. AND it’s not often we eat Unicorn Poop shaped cookies.
You can check out her YouTube channel HERE or purchase her adorable cookbook HERE. Even when we aren’t cooking from her videos or cookbooks, we love watching the channel and flipping through the book together.