• MOPS Coalinga

Full Tummies

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

On this day, we had the opportunity to learn about how to get our kiddos involved in the kitchen. We had the opportunity to prepare a chili meal. And we learned about minimal meal prep ideas. Below, you'll be able to find the chili recipe, meal prep ideas and resources that will help you and your child meal prep together!

Reading Stone Soup

Prepping for chili

Mom and daughter prepping chili

Vegan Chili Recipe


  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped into small pieces

  • 4 cloves of garlic, pressed (or finely minced)

  • 3 cups of vegetable broth

  • 1ct 15 ounce can of tomato sauce

  • 1ct 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes

  • 1ct 15 ounce can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1ct 15 ounce can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1ct 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1ct tablespoon baking cocoa

  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano

  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup of frozen corn (added in later)

  • Salt and other spices to taste


Label your gallon bag with:

  • the recipe name

  • cooking instructions

  • the date made

In your gallon bag, add all of the ingredients MINUS the corn and broth (or water is you are using boullion cubes).

You may freeze this for up to 3 months.

A day before making the chili thaw in the refrigerator.

Add the contents of the bag and the broth to your slow cooker and cook for 2-3 hours on HIGH or 4-5 hours on LOW

30 minutes before serving, add in the corn and allow the chili to continue cooking until the corn is cooked through.

Serve and ENJOY! Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a few days

*If you do not have any restrictions you may choose to use a different kind of broth or add cooked ground chicken, turkey or beef to your chili into the freezer bag or on the day of cooking.*


Kids Knife set:


How to Set Up Your Kitchen for Cooking with Toddlers:


Teach Your Kids How To Cook By Age:


5 Steps for Getting Your Kids Involved in the Kitchen:


Involving Your Kids In The Kitchen:


Lesson Plan for Stone Soup Activity:


Other Food/Cooking Related Children’s Books:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Green Eggs and Ham

  • Cook-A-Dooddle-Doo

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • On Top of Spaghetti

  • Pizza at Sally’s

  • The Food Parade: Healthy Eating with the Nutritious Food Groups

  • Kids Cook Betty Crocker Cookbook

  • The Jr. Cookbook, Better Homes & Gardens

Book Based Learning Activity Ideas:

  • Teachers Pay Teachers (Some are free, most lessons are $1-5. Great resource for homeschooling too!)

Instagram accounts to follow:

  • @kids.eat.in.color

  • @blweats

The Minimal Mom Meal Planning System Blog Post:


Recent Posts

See All