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Kids Cooking with Chef Kalani – Mashed Potatoes!

Welcome to our Series – Kids Cooking with Chef Kalani! 

photo of Chef Kalani wearing her cooking apron and chef's hat.

A Hampton Roads local, Chef Kalani has been cooking since she was 8 years old and can’t wait to share her love of cooking with kids and the MyActiveChild.com community. The goal of this series will be to give Chef Kalani a platform to inspire YOUR active child, sharing her excitement and passion for making child-friendly dishes to share with the entire family.  You can find Chef Kalani on her Facebook Page, and her YouTube Channel!

This Month’s Topic: Mashed Potatoes!

  • Before You Cook: Don’t forget the hand washing before and after you are preparing food.

PARENTS CORNER – Tips for Parents: Getting us to Eat Simple Yummy Meals!

  • DO IT TOGETHER – Kids get excited about tasting food when they are part of the
    process.
  • NO PRESSURE – Stay neutral. Do not get upset if they refuse a food
  • BUILD A BRIDGE – Kids are more likely to try new food when it is next to a familiar favorite.
  • RELAX – What and how much they are willing to eat may vary daily; aim for a nutritionally-balanced week.
  • GREAT PORTION – TASTY & FUN –  When meals are balanced, tasty, and fun kids will try them more readily. EAT
    UP!

My Active Child Time: Savory Creamy Hand Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Kalani made some delicious mashed potatoes with chives that are both savory and creamy. They were hand mashed, giving them a homemade feel. Here is her list of ingredients:

    • Potatoes – Kalani used large Yukon gold potatoes with skin on for this recipe.
    • Herb Cream Cheese – this star ingredient adds creaminess to the potatoes and a
      little tangy taste. You can use light if you prefer. If you enjoy measurements add a
      teaspoon of Cream Cheese.
    • Butter – for added richness and flavor. I use plant-based but use what you prefer, it
      will be YUMMY!
    • Sea salt – a couple of teaspoons of sea salt helps to bring out all the other flavors.
    • Chives – the delicate flavor of fresh chives has a mild onion flavor with hints of
      garlic.

Enjoy Chef Kalani’s Savory Mash Potatoes! Let’s Eat… Yummy!

Looking for more with Chef Kalani? Check out our recent posts!

Does your Active Child have a passion they would like to share with the MyActiveChild.com community? Email [email protected] to discuss!