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G is for Green Beans | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Toddler Food | Baby-Led Weaning

Updated: Oct 8, 2021

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m failing miserably at cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers. Ah, guys, this one was rough.

Illustrated green bean background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Green Bean Fries"

Today we HALF cooked parmesan green bean fries for G is for Green Bean.


By half cooked...what I mean is that the green beans sat in the fridge for a day too long and were definitely not fit to be eaten. But since the point of this series is just to bond with my kids in the kitchen while teaching them basic cooking skills, I decided we were going to prep these anyway with no intention of eating them. But I'm going to walk you through what we were SUPPOSED to do.


What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

1 pound green beans

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup parmesan

  1. Tools: Kid-safe scissors


A 3-year-old uses scissor to snip off the ends of a green bean.
My 3-year-old snipping the ends off a green bean!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Preheating oven to 425 degrees

  • Washing green beans


Then the fun part comes:

  • Snipping the ends of the green beans with a kid-safe scissors

  • Combining dry ingredients and sprinkling it on top of the green beans on a lined baking sheet


Bake for 15 minutes or until green beans are crispy and parmesan is browned.






Remember to take photos of your little chef snipping and sprinkling!

Sadly, we never got to eat our green beans, but I thought this was still important to post to remind you that this is the REALITY of activities with two toddlers. It’s hard, and as the adult, not always fun. I absolutely LOVE the montessori-style videos showing toddlers cooking literal meals on TikTok...but it’s OKAY if your cooking with kids experience looks more like mine...and you end up locking yourself in the bathroom with a cupcake contemplating quitting this whole series (which I did).



Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the G page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!


What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!


Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record. Example - This was the first time you ever used scissors to cut food! ...or if you're more like us, "YIKES! A little behind-the-scenes...our green beans went bad, so this was all for show! We didn't eat these, but you kind of had fun anyway?"



Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:


I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for G is for Green Bean! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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