One carrot is enough to introduce your pre-school kid to cooking and healthy eating.
Cut in half, crosswise.
Cut the thinner half into thick sticks and slice the thicker half.
Serve carrot sticks with cream cheese as a dip.
Place a small round of cheese or a dollop of peanut butter on top of each carrot slice and finish off with a raisin.
Serve carrot slices as hors d'oeuvres.
You will need a vegetable peeler as well. If more than one kid, supply each one with a carrot and vegetable peeler. Teach your kids how to use the vegetable peeler, scraping carrot away from them to prevent injuries and let them peel the carrot all by themselves.
Cottage cheese or hummus are also great dips to accompany carrot sticks. Alternativelly, add some celery and apple sticks and dip into peanut butter.
Carrot slices can become part of a salad with shredded letuce, tomato slices, green pepper pieces.
Kids can also stuff their own pita pockets (half a pita bread) with carrot, sticks or slices, shredded lettuce, tomato and top with hummus.