Every parent wants their children to eat healthy, but sometimes it is difficult getting them to cooperate. Additionally, each child is different, so what may work with one child, may not work with another. Involving your children in preparing their Kids Recipes will give them incentive to eat it. Being able to achieve that perfect balance of healthy eating can be challenging, so below are some easy kid recipes that your kids can either make themselves or with your assistance.
Breakfast Kids Recipes
2 toaster waffles
2 tablespoons of flavored yogurt
1 banana cut up
Toast the waffles and when done, put one tablespoon of yogurt on each waffle, then top with sliced bananas.
1 pack of instant, cinnamon oatmeal
20 raisins (you child can count them out)
Make instant oatmeal, then put raisins in and stir. Top with walnuts if desired.
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
3 cups of oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup of almonds (slivered)
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries)
Heat the oven to 350 and spray a 9 inch square, cake pan with oil. Mix the peanut butter and honey together in a saucepan on medium heat, whisking until all the ingredients are melted. Mix in cinnamon and vanilla, and then put in the oatmeal, raisins and almonds, mix thoroughly. Spread mixture in cake pan and bake for around 15 minutes. Let cool, then cut into to equal size squares. (Make several batches of this for a quick breakfast or snack.)
Super Sub Sandwich
2 slices of ham
2 slices of turkey
1 six inch sub wheat bread
Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of mustard
Open up sub bread and spread mustard and mayonnaise on it. Layer meat first, and then rest of vegetables.
Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of honey
2 slices of wheat bread
Spread peanut butter and honey on the slices bread and enjoy.
Tomato Soup W/Cheese
1 can of tomato soup
1/8 cup of shredded cheese
Warm soup and put in bowl. Sprinkle shredded cheese over soup.(Cheese can be substituted with celery sticks for dipping, etc…)
1 pack hamburger buns
1 medium jar of pizza sauce
1 6-ounce pack of mozzarella cheese (you can add additional kinds of cheese.)
Mushrooms, diced tomatoes, cooked bacon (crumbled), peppers, etc…
Heat oven to 325. Spray cookie sheet with oil. Place open buns on cookie sheet then spread pizza sauce on the buns. Assemble toppings and bake for 15-20 minutes. (Let your child pick the toppings for their own mini pizza.)
Easy Taco Salad
1/4 teaspoon taco seasoning
canned chicken breast
Cheesy tortilla chip
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Drain chicken, mix with taco seasoning and warm in microwave. Spread tortilla chips in bowl and top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, then warmed chicken and taco sauce.
Rainbow Ramon Noodles
1 pack of any flavor Ramon noodles
1/4 cup can corn (can use any kind of vegetables)
Cook noodles with veggies, then drop two drops of desired color and mix.
Banana Split Pie
1 graham cracker crust
1 package of whipped topping
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
layer pineapple, then strawberries, then sliced bananas, then whipped topping. Sprinkle crushed walnuts and refrigerate for one hour.
Fruity Fruit Salad
1 pack of vanilla pudding
1 can of pineapple, cut in chunks
1 sliced banana
1 can of sliced peaches
1 bunch, seedless grapes
1/2 pint of blueberries
Combine pudding, pineapple and peaches, along with their juice, in a large mixing bowl. Once the pudding mix is dissolved, mix in the rest of the fruits and refrigerate.
Turtles On A Log
Green grapes, sliced in half
Spread peanut butter on celery sticks and place sliced grapes, cut side down.
1/2 cup milk
3 scoops of vanilla ice cream
Canned peaches with syrup (drain juice and set aside)
Mix together ice cream, milk, and peach juice, then pour in big cup. Top with peaches.
Depending upon the age of your child, and even though these are some easy kid recipes that are fun, some adult supervision may be required, such as assembling ingredients, cooking, chopping or slicing, to avoid any accidents. Sit down with your children and let them help you come up with additional Kids Food Recipes, and maybe have a weekly or monthly “cooking class” to experiment with your children and come up with some new and exciting Kids Recipes. Use food colorings to brighten up noodles, and try to keep a large stock of fresh fruits and vegetables. Encourage them to create Healthy Kid Recipes that are not only healthy, but fun too.