The foods are soft. The knife is dull. This is a great task to practice fine motor skills. She eats better when she takes ownership and pride in the foods prepared because she helped to cook them.
We had baked potatoes for dinner the other night. I took the left overs out to chop and pan fry for lunch today. E is standing in her Kitchen Helper. This is something I lusted after since she first started helping me cook. We considered trying to make a DIY version, but in the end we just bought one and it has been worth every. single. penny. She uses it multiple times daily.
After some exploration, I cut slices for her to chop.
While the potatoes were frying, we moved on to strawberries.
Those were more tempting to just bite.