Cooking with kids is always a lot of fun and usually a bit messy, too! Read on for some tips and recipes for kids in the kitchen.
When you first start cooking with kids, you're probably spending most of your time trying to get your toddlers not to eat all the cookie batter. Other times, you might be sitting on the sidelines as your middle schooler starts to bake by himself for the first time. But whatever stage you're in, cooking and trying new recipes with kids can be a really rewarding experience!
Even the youngest ones want to help in the kitchen because then they feel proud and big. And who doesn't love making a delicious homemade snack or treat? Here are a few ideas to get you started.
When it comes to selecting the right recipe for cooking with kids, consider one they will actually eat. That doesn't mean you have to stick to chicken tenders and cookies. There are plenty of delicious healthy options you can explore. But starting with easy recipes for kids can set you up for success, especially when cooking with your little ones. Here are some delicious ideas for every meal of the day
Sandwiches are a perfect first meal to "cook" or just assemble with kids. You might not even need to use an oven or knife, so you'll maximize safety for all! You can even make them pretty and fun cutting off the crust with a cookie cutter.
Looking for some recipes to get your child involved with dinner prep? Here are a few favorites.
Enjoy this easy and delicious cheese pizza your kids will love!
premade pizza dough
tomato sauce (can use more if desired)
shredded mozzarella cheese
Easy Cheese Pizza
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Roll out dough on a pizza stone or parchment sheet. Sprinkle with flour if desired.
Evenly spread marinara sauce over the pizza dough.
Sprinkle the top with cheese. Add extra toppings or veggies if desired.
Bake for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
You probably won't have any trouble getting your kids to help out in the kitchen with these recipe ideas.
There are so many fun, easy recipes to make with kids of all ages! Be sure to mix things up, so you're not just cooking things like cake or cookies. Experiment with healthier dishes, too. And be sure to share your favorite photos and recipes with friends and family on your favorite family app! What are your favorite meals to cook with your kids?