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O is for Orange Juice | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Snack

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

Illustrated orange background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Orange Juice”

After the noodle disaster last week, this week we’re keeping it simple with O is for Orange Juice.

If you’re looking for an easy way to get your kids involved in the kitchen, this is a great one to start with because it’s a very straightforward way to show toddlers how you can take one piece of food, an ingredient, and turn it into something different, which can then help them understand that maybe while they don’t love oranges, they could still like orange juice!

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • Oranges

  1. Tools: Small strainer

A 3-year-old uses scissor to snip off the ends of a green bean.
Getting ready to make orange juice!

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing kitchen tools

  • Grabbing ingredients

Then the fun part comes:

  • Rolling oranges on the counter to make them softer for squeezing

  • Watching an adult cut the oranges in half

  • Squeeze the orange juice out into a cup

  • Once you've squeezed your desired amount of juice, pour through a strainer to remove large chunks of pulp

Remember to take photos of your little chef rolling and juicing!

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

Let's assemble the O 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, for example: "Orange you glad making orange juice is so easy!"

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 O is for Orange! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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