Are you looking for recipes and meal ideas your kids can help you with within the kitchen? While you need to ensure that all cooking-related activities are tailored to your child’s individual skill level and capabilities, there are some different things you can try so they can help you in the kitchen and learn some valuable skills for later in life.
The easy recipes your kids can help make can give you inspiration and valuable teaching time.
Kids will love making and eating these pizza rolls. These are quick and easy snacks with a simple bread roll as a base. You can create your own pizza flavours to make this even more fun. Try adding pepperoni, ham, olives, or even a sprinkling of veggies.
What You Need
- A small loaf of bread
- Cheese – your choice of flavour
- Pizzeria sauce – or tomato sauce
- Sun Dried tomatoes
- Cut the bread in half lengthwise.
- Place the cheese in the middle of each bread roll.
- Add the pizza sauce and sundried tomatoes on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle the oregano on top.
- Place these on a lined baking tray in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200°C until the cheese has melted and the bread is toasted.
- Once the rolls are out of the oven, cut the bread into slices and serve.
If your kids love omelettes, they will love these omelette muffins even more. They are easy to make, and you can add almost any ingredients to make them more attractive. You can make them sweet or savoury, with the choice of ingredients being endless. They are also a great way to use up leftover ingredients that you have in the fridge.
What You Need
- 2 large eggs
- 40g of grated cheese – your choice
- A handful of chopped vegetables – peppers, mushrooms, spinach, or anything else you have in the fridge
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Use a muffin tray, or line a baking tray with muffin cases.
- Whisk the eggs and pour the mixture into the muffin cases.
- Sprinkle the cheese and vegetables on top of the eggs.
- Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the omelette muffins are cooked through.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
Yoghurt is an excellent ingredient in baking, and these yoghurt bark bars are a delicious way to use yoghurt. They are easy to make, so your kids can get involved and help add the toppings of their choice. You can even use leftover ingredients, making it a great way to use up leftovers.
What You Need
- 1 small block of plain yoghurt
- A handful of mixed nuts – cashews, almonds, and peanuts work well and/or
- A handful of dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, or goji berries are good options and/or
- A handful of seeds – sunflower and pumpkin seeds and/or
- Fresh fruits – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are good choices and
- Sauce to drizzle – honey, syrup, chocolate
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Spread the mixture on a lined baking tray.
- Place the tray in the fridge for 30-60 minutes until the mixture has hardened.
- Once set, break the mixture into pieces and enjoy.
Kids love playing in the kitchen and having their own creations to eat. These salad bowls are a quick and easy recipe that your children can make. They are also great for your kids to eat their greens. You can make these bowls as healthy or as unhealthy as you like. Try adding a protein such as chicken or bacon for extra goodness, or use a creamy dressing.
What You Need
- A variety of salad ingredients – try spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and even avocados
- A selection of things to add to the bowl – try crumbled feta or grated cheddar, walnuts, and dried cranberries
- Place the salad ingredients in small bowls.
- Top the salads with the ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients together.
There are many benefits to getting your kids involved in the kitchen. Cooking with your children can be a great way to encourage them to try new foods and expand their palates. It can also be a great way to spend time with your children and build their confidence in the kitchen. When cooking with kids, it is important to keep it simple, so they don’t get overwhelmed. With these recipes, you don’t have to worry about your kids getting bored or overwhelmed with the task of cooking. These easy recipes your kids can help make are perfect to start with. Try one of these recipes with your kids, and remember to have fun along the way!