Cutting Boards Perfect for the Young Chef (Want to Try Them?)
Inspired recently by Dara having her toddler help her in the kitchen, I decided to let my daughter help me out a bit more. It takes more time and patience, but wow, does a toddler feel super important and included when he or she gets to help with cooking.
I recently received some Dexas cutting boards that had both my toddler and me excited. These adorable fruit-shaped cutting boards are fun for kids and perfect for the adults who have to wield the knife. My daughter loved identifying the fruits, and there was much for me to love about them as well.
At first I was worried that the roughly 13- x 10-inch size would be too small for chopping, but they’re actually great for cutting up fruits and veggies. The best part about the size is that they’re perfect for sticking in the dishwasher, no rearranging required. The boards are BPA-free and the non-slip edge prevents them from skidding around the countertop.
I also tried a set of the Dexas Heavy-Duty Grippmats. These, I loved. Sized at 8 x 11, they’re smaller, but they are color-coded for food safety to help you remember which one you used to cut your meats and which ones you used for veggies. Brilliant. The smaller size also helps you funnel or toss cut items more easily into pans or bowls, making them super cook-friendly.
It takes a lot to get me excited about chopping, as cooking is not my favorite thing to do. But these boards add a ton of convenience; having a few is lovely so that you always have a couple clean and ready to go. And you cannot argue with the bright colors and adorable shapes.
Want to try these for yourself? Tell me in the comments how you get your kids involved in the kitchen and consider yourself entered! U.S. residents only, please. A winner will be chosen in about a week! —Erin