Cooking, like many tasks with toddlers sounds daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of easy recipes out there for the little ones to be a part of. Getting your child involved with meal prep may inspire them to try new things, and help them to develop an interest in nutrition. It also fosters those fine motor skills! We’ve compiled 10 kid-friendly recipes from around the web-o-sphere to inspire cooking with your kiddos.
Some general cooking ideas for your little sous chefs are: assist in collecting ingredients from low shelves in cupboard or fridge; add already measured ingredients into a large mixing bowl; stir ingredients; add raisins or chocolate chips into batter; drain fruit in colander.
2 Ingredient Scones from Amanda Arnold,
Author of Food Before 5
Amazingly great recipe that your toddlers will love.
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Sweet Potato Chips from LaughingKidsLearn.com
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Kids Cake from Sara, Happiness is Here blog
Awesome free printable recipe with pictures that is easy for little bakers to follow.
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas from cookingwithmykid.com
Toddlers can help spread out the chick peas on baking sheet.
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Rabbit Food Lettuce Wraps from rainydaymum.co.uk
Simple, easy, healthy wraps that are super fun for kids to put together.
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups from care.com
Kids help roll out the fruit, roll up and tie with string.
Matisse Cookies from childhood101.com
Fun cookies inspired by a children's book about Matisse.
Kid friendly smoothies from Rachael Ray
Kids can pick out and wash the fruit, measure ingredients under adult supervision.
Baked Spaghetti Squash from cookingwithmykid.com
Kids can help scrape inside of squash with a plastic fork.
Remember to always supervise your kids when you are cooking together. Use your good old fashioned common sense and give them only age-appropriate tasks. Make wonderful memories in the kitchen that the whole family will cherish!