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Easy Recipes to Cook with Your Kids

December 01, 2014

Cooking with your kids is a great way to share the load in the kitchen and have a lot of fun! Cooking dinner for the family doesn’t have to be stressful when you have little helpers. Always remember to teach your children basic kitchen safety before trying any kids’ recipes to help keep everyone safe. Here are easy recipes to cook with kids the whole family can enjoy.

Easy Recipes to Cook with Kids

Breakfast

1. Arugula-Chive Baked Egg Cups

These delicious mini egg cups are fun to make because you can use varied ingredients. These “mini experiments” are also healthy. Fresh arugula is easy to grow in your home garden and eggs pack a punch of protein, making them a great start for your day.

2. Buckwheat, Cornmeal or Whole Wheat Pancakes

This is a basic recipe for pancakes you can switch up depending on dietary concerns. Try substituting different types of flour and watch the flavor of these crowd-pleasing pancakes change.

 

Lunch

1. English Muffin Pizzas

Mini English muffin pizzas are a quick and easy lunch kids will enjoy making. Add as many toppings as you like and pop it in the toaster oven - it’s that easy!

2.  Chic’ Penne

Chic’ Penne was invented by cafeteria moms who wanted school lunches to be healthier and taste better. This healthy pasta is loaded with protein, vegetables and will leave your kids asking for more!

 

Dinner

1. Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a favorite kids’ recipe. This creamy macaroni and cheese has a savory crust and your family is sure to love it.

2. Spaghetti Tacos

Who says spaghetti and tacos don’t go together? Spaghettis tacos are great for a themed party (think sleepovers) or an easy dinner to use the rest of your leftovers.

 

Snacks

1. Frozen Peanut Butter Balls

The best kids’ recipes are hands-on. These frozen peanut butter balls are easy for little hands to make and roll and make a refreshing after-school snack.

2. Orange Mango Carrot Smoothies

What’s better than sneaking vegetables into easy kid’s recipes? These orange mango carrot smoothies! They’re so refreshing on a hot day; your kids will love carrots now.

 

What other recipes do you and your kids enjoy making together? Share in the comments below.

 

Photo Courtesy of: Matteo Bagnoll

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