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Cooking is a skill and developing it takes time. Introducing it at the right time to your children is something which will help them for the rest of the lives.
Also, we won’t be available every time they have a hunger pang! This is basically why if started at a young age, they will start learning and enjoying the process of cooking.
Besides, cooking is therapeutic if done right. It is also a reason for you to bond with your child and be a part of their growing process.
Without wasting any further time, we have listed some of easy-peasy recipes which you can introduce to your kids and they can later on make it on their own.
Here are 15 easy snacks that kids can make all by themselves.
1. Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwiches
Peanut butter is yum! Except for those who are allergic to peanut butter, most of the people just love it and yes, it is healthy too.
Cut the bananas into thin slices and keep it aside. For the best part follow this easy and amazing recipe.
This dish can be made in about 10 minutes straight without any hassle. You can choose to make it using white or brown bread as per your kids’ preference.
Make sure that you keep the ingredients ready or they are easily available in your kitchen so your child can spot them and start making the super yummy sandwiches.
2. Mac And Cheese
This dish was, is and will always be an eternal favorite of the world. Period! All of us may think that it would require too much of work to make it, which is true if you want to make it from scratch.
But, what if we tell you that the same dish can be made in 5 minutes as well?
Especially if your kids want to make it, the best is to do as suggested in this recipe, is store some leftover pasta or you can boil some pasta and store it in the fridge.
This would be safe for the kids and they would be free from the hassle to boil it.
3. Monster Trail Mix Bites
Looking for something to munch on while studying or when you have to go for a picnic? Well, these are some easy and healthy snack balls which your kids can make in 10 minutes.
The ingredients which you will require are some pretty healthy options like oats, raisins, and some fun like chocolate chips.
Please make sure that you melt the peanut butter in case your children does not use the microwave oven. The rest of the procedure is very simple and quick as mentioned in this recipe.
This is also a great way to indulge your kids into healthy eating.
4. Yogurt Parfaits
Parfaits come in a lot of variations, but this is a kid-friendly recipe that you may want to try along with your kids. And yogurt parfait, to be precise offers a cooling effect as well.
One pro tip here would be to set the yogurt at home and cool it properly before layering it in the glass.
If your kids have not learnt chopping, make sure that you chop the fruits beforehand or select fruits that do not require chopping. For garnish, you can select any granola layer of your choice and sprinkle it at the end.
5. Fruit Popsicles
Every kid loves popsicles. While getting them from the store is always an option, but here is a much better and healthy alternative which is a must try at home.
The best part is even your kids can make them and enjoy it on a hot sunny day. This is a sugar free version in which the popsicles are sweetened by the natural sweetness of the fruit used itself.
The recipe mentioned here is natural ways in which your kids can intake fruits in summer but in the form of a healthy gluten free Popsicle. You can also use other fruits or berries of your choice and sweeten them if needed.
6. Frozen Banana Cereal Pops
This can be made as a quirky breakfast cum snack recipe which you can teach your kids. It has a lot of pop and great taste and the best part is that it can be made within 5 minutes.
Just make sure to lay out some tissues on the kitchen which will avoid a lot of mess on the counter.
You will need to get ice-cream sticks from the store beforehand to make this recipe.
Also, the cereal can also vary and be of one’s choice and the same goes with the yogurt. This can also be a good snack option when there is a kid’s party in the house.
7. Carrot Cake Energy Bites
Carrot cakes are unique and they have a rich taste which once acquired is hard to resist. We often pick them up from the store, but you can make the same at home without any hassle.
Besides, this is a bake free recipe and the carrot balls can be made in 25 minutes.
The ingredients are pretty simple to gather which includes uncooked oats, dates, shredded carrots, almonds, shredded coconut and grounded cinnamon.
If the kids are cutting and shredding, we recommend they do it under adult supervision as almonds are small in size and shredding may cut their hand.
8. Pizza Toast
Pizza is the best food! Who doesn’t love pizzas? Literally everybody loves it and the easiest way to make them is by making a pizza toast which your kids can make as well. This recipe is easy and just like making a sandwich.
All you need is bread, some Mariana or pizza sauce (readymade or you can make it at home and store it in the fridge), mozzarella cheese and mini pepperonis.
You can experiment with vegetables if you like. This mini-cute version of pizza is sure to make your children super excited.
A lot of people believe that making desserts takes a lot of time. And when it comes to brownies, we have to actually sit back and plan out the baking time.
But, this super simple recipe is here to change your beliefs about making some delicious and healthy brownies.
This recipe requires minimum ingredients but it comes with a great natural taste and we are sure your kids are going to fall in love with it.
Just take care to stock up a lot of dates because once the children learn this recipe, they are not going to stop making these power packed brownies.
10. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
We cannot stop admiring how colorful, elegant yet healthy this recipe is. This is also a good way to incorporate fruits in your kids eating habits. All you need are some skewers and some freshly cut fruits and this dish would be available to savor within minutes.
Fruits are tasty and come along with a natural sweetness, for this reason in particular you won’t need to add an extra sugar, syrup or honey to sweeten the dish. Besides, young age is the best time to introduce your kids to various fruits.
11. Smoothie Bowls
This is a short and a fun recipe which can be enjoyed in summers or any season in the afternoon. Who says one has to have smoothies in a glass when you can savor them in a bowl?
However, the kids might need an adult supervision for this one as it has to process in a blender.
You can even go wild with your imagination by choosing the ingredients of your choice. Please make sure to freeze the raspberries before hand for a cooling and a better effect on the dish. Rest is just to simply follow the recipe.
12. Veggie Roll Ups
Probably one of the best ways to make your kids eat vegetables is by teaching them how to make veggie roll ups. They are not only veggies but also contain a lot of cheese which will satisfy their hunger fantasy.
If your kids don’t know how to cut the veggies, keep them ready.
You can make easy homemade tortilla using flour, olive oil, salt and water. Knead them in a dough and make them on a pan.
Say no to outside food and make these healthy ones right at your home.
13. Waldorf Chicken Boats
Who says salads cannot be fun? Make your kids fall in love with them with this special recipe which requires very little efforts and lots of love to make.
The dressing required for the salad can also be made by the kids themselves. Just ask them to give it a good whisk and it shall be ready.
Once you mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, help your kids if they find it difficult to mix them all together. Start with this and see how they will love eating more salads in their day-to-day lives.
Eggs can be fun and it’s time your kids know it too! Quiche is an easy recipe which is pretty straight and hard to mess up. You can help your kids in this recipe with the use of the oven and the skillet in case they’ve not learnt it yet.
This dish is topped up with a lot of cheese which will make your kids super happy the moment they see the final outcome of the dish.
Every family has its very own classic traditional recipe to savor eggs in the morning. Not only it is a healthy breakfast or a snack, but it is rich in proteins and fats too But, if your kids are just getting started with it, just follow the steps in this recipe.
After learning how to make a basic omelet, all your kids may want to practice is flipping the eggs correctly. Basic foods are the best and most simple to make. After all, Less is More!
Along with cooking, it’s important to teach kids the importance of a clean and clear kitchen and making sure everything is back in its place once their job is done.
Little things when taught right goes a long way in enhancing their experience and learning while growing. Happy Cooking! ❤