Month: March 2017

Easy recipes for kids to make all by themselves

Do your kids like to work in the kitchen? Since we spend so much time preparing healthy food, it only made sense for me to train my 4 boys early on to help out. Part of their training has involved learning lots of easy recipes for kids.

Teaching kids to be independent in the kitchen has multiple benefits:

  • First of all, it’s a big help for you. If a child can get himself a snack, that’s one less thing for mom or dad to do.
  • In addition, cooking is fun for kids. It makes them feel important and grown up.
  • Also, cooking teaches important life skills.
  • Cooking (and cleaning up) increases their self-confidence because cooking may be somewhat of a mystery to kids until they start doing it themselves. Something as simple as making their own scrambled eggs can be a big deal!
  • It’s very satisfying for kids to be able to cook something and serve it to others since not all children can do so.
  • Being involved in the cooking encourages kids to try new foods, which is most noteworthy!
  • Cooking together with your kids is fun, and, as a result, it’s a great way to spend quality time together!

Here are 20 easy recipes for kids to make all by themselves

  1. Toast and scrambled eggs
  2. Easy cinnamon coffeecake muffins
  3. Grilled cheese sandwiches
  4. Smoothies
  5. English muffin pizzas
  6. Oven-roasted potatoes
  7. Stove-popped popcorn (a weekly staple in our home, made by my 14-year-old)
  8. Chocolate chip cookies
  9. Walking tacos (especially if you have the ground beef already cooked)
  10. Homemade applesauce (made extra exciting if you use a spiral peeler!)
  11. Tomato soup
  12. Quesadillas
  13. 2-ingredient banana pudding
  14. Hot cocoa
  15. Easy herbal tea
  16. Easy homemade wheat bread (a little advanced, but such an accomplishment!)
  17. Hummus (let your kids customize with their favorite spices)
  18. Veggie plate with homemade ranch dressing for dipping
  19. Fruit with creamy lemon dip
  20. Homemade whipped cream (so fancy!)