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10 simple recipes to make with your kids. The perfect activity for no-school days. Create memories & spend some quality time in the kitchen learning culinary skills. Plus talk about nutrition.
Hi there! Today I have a great guest post from Emily Dick of Whooopsadaisy – she’s sharing simple recipes you can make with your kids. These ideas are great for winter break and no-school days. We have several coming up in the next few months. I will be keeping these ideas in mind!
I learned so much about baking and cooking from my mother. And it’s great to have Emily share her recipes and ideas with us for how we can all share quality time with our children in the kitchen. I hope you find some great ideas for you and your kids!
10 Simple Recipes to Make With Your Kids
Helping your children to learn culinary skills is a great way to share some fun while quietly introducing a few tips on healthy eating. Prolong the excitement by choosing simple recipes that have a limited number of ingredients and a short cooking time.
1. Homemade Pizza
You and your kids can make homemade pizza using a packet of ready to mix pizza dough. Then enjoy rolling and trimming it to shape. Making mini versions lets each child create their own. Show them how to safely grate cheese while you provide slices of onions, zucchini, and tomatoes which they can arrange as toppings.
2. Fairy Cakes (or Cupcakes)
Children can learn to measure with this all-in-one sponge cake recipe. Let them discover the weight of two eggs in their shells. Then they use that figure to weigh each ingredient of self-raising flour, sugar, and butter. Small cakes will take less time to bake and cool ready for them to decorate.
3. Vegetable Soup
Add a stock cube to water. Then supervise your children as they cut up a mixture of fresh vegetables and herbs. Make it easier for them by preparing large carrots or potatoes into manageable slices or batons. Take the opportunity to explain why we need the vitamins in broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and onions.
4. Pasta Salad
An easy-to-prepare lunch can include pasta in their favorite shapes. You can open a tin of sardines, which are rich in Omega-3, in readiness for your children to flake into the cooked pasta. Help them prepare a salad of sliced tomatoes, celery, spring onion, lettuce and grated carrot.
5. Chocolate Brownies
Children love making batches of chocolate brownies. Especially if the recipe is simple. While they combine cocoa powder, flour, brown sugar, and eggs in a bowl, you can melt some butter ready to pour into the mixture. Brownies only take a short time to bake. For added fun, they can decorate the brownies with icing.
6. Mini Omelets
Your children can each make a single egg omelet. Help them learn the art of cracking an egg into a bowl. Then the can whisk the egg together with a dash of milk. When the egg is partly-cooked, you can supervise the frying pan and allow them to add grated cheese, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
7. Toasted Cheese Muffin
For a quick snack – slice a few English muffins in half and toast lightly under the grill before buttering. Meanwhile, your children can make a delicious topping of grated cheddar cheese mixed with chopped tomatoes and spring onions. Let them place the mixture onto each muffin before heating them under the grill.
Mix plain flour, ground ginger, golden syrup, brown sugar, butter, and egg. The dough should be fairly stiff so that your children can enjoy rolling it and cutting out shapes of animals, people, and stars. When the gingerbread cookies are baked and cooled, kids can have more fun decorating them with icing.
9. Baked Potatoes
Bake medium-sized potatoes until soft. When cool enough to handle split them in half. Meanwhile let your children make a topping of grated cheese mixed with pieces of fried bacon or sausage, tomatoes, and chopped red onion. Pile onto the potato halves and grill for a few minutes.
Who doesn’t love cookies? Your children can mix the flour, butter, egg, vanilla, and brown sugar before adding generous amounts of chocolate chips. Place a spoonful at a time onto a baking tray leaving room for the mixture to spread. Bake for about ten minutes and leave to cool.
Here is our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Let us know in the comments – what are your favorite recipes to make with your kids?
About the Author: Emily Dick is the co-owner and content creator for Whooops-a-Daisy (named after her daughter Daisy), a parenting review site which aims to help moms and dads find the best products and toys for their children. If you are looking for some feeding tips for younger children, visit Whooopsadaisy where you can read about safe formula feeding for babies and also check out great toddler high chairs.