Cooking with kids can be both a fun activity and a great way to educate them about food. It’s important to choose recipes that they will enjoy making, and that are going to be a healthy addition to their diet. Whether it’s a fun snack or a whole meal, try these five recipes that kids love.
Breakfast toast cups
Involve your kids in the weekend eggs on toast routine with these cute breakfast toast cups. Cut circles of bread and lay them into a lightly-greased muffin tin, crack an egg into each round and sprinkle some cheese on top. Bake in a 180C oven for 15 minutes or until the egg whites have set. Get creative with the ingredients by adding leftover veggies or cooked bacon.
Oat and sultana bites
These bites look close enough to cookies that your little one will surely be impressed. No flour, cutting or butter whipping required.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sultanas
- 1/3 cup cranberries
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp marmalade or orange peel (optional)
Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls and bake in a 180C oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
Vegetarian sausage rolls
A twist on your traditional meat variety, these sausage rolls are a fun way for kids to try vegetarian food. Cut a sheet of puff pastry into four triangles, spread it with butter and sprinkle with cheese. Roll a vegetarian sausage (which you can pick up at any supermarket) in each triangle until encased in pastry, placing it on a baking tray and brushing it with a beaten egg. Bake in a 180C oven for 30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
Easy banana pancakes
It’s no secret that kids love pancakes, try this quick and easy pancake recipe with the added nutritional benefit of a banana.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 egg
- 2 tbs raw sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup water or milk
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
Mash the banana before adding all other ingredients and mixing together until it is relatively smooth. Drop the batter into a lightly-buttered pan and flip when bubbles start to appear. Try adding a few berries to the mixture, or serve with good quality maple syrup.
Watermelon & berry fruit salad
- Any other seasonal berries
There’s more than one way to use a cookie cutter. Try this cute fruit salad idea by slicing up watermelon and using your child’s favourite cookie cutter to create shapes. Stars are a popular choice! Slice up some strawberries, throw in some rinsed blueberries or any seasonal berries that are to hand.
Try these recipes that kids love and enjoy preparing them together as a family. For improved health, try Oz Farm’s Kid’s Care, a nutritious shake packed with 25 vitamins and minerals and essential micro and macro nutrients. Kid’s Care is specially formulated to promote healthy growth and development, particularly children who are picky eaters, have lost their appetite, or have increased energy needs.