Wednesday, February 26, 2014

5 Easy Kids Recipes

Cooking with kids can be a challenge (and messy!).  However, it is important to get your kids involved in the kitchen so they become healthy eaters in the future.  Also, kids will eat what they created! Here are a few recipes that you can get your little one to help you make
Fruit Salad
Cutting fruit helps develop dexterity (use a butter knife or cookie cutters).  This simple fruit salad can include strawberries, bananas, grapes, oranges, apples and raspberries.  Add a little lemon juice to stop the fruit from browning up.  Also you can use watermelon and have the kids stamp out fun shapes.
Scrambled Eggs
This is a great way to teach your child about the safety and caution needed while working in the kitchen.  In a bowl, crack two eggs and season with seasoned salt and pepper.  I like to add some soy sauce in our eggs for a really great taste that kids love!
Potato Latkes
Get two potatoes and grate them, add with one egg and ¼ cup flour with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Heaat a little olive oil and drop a dollop of the mixture into the pan and flatten out with a spatula.  Fry them until they are golden brown.
The younger a child starts eating “weird” food like hummus, the easier you will have in getting them to eat other healthy spreads.  For the sandwich a great fun project is to  make a PB&J sandwich on a longer dinner roll.  Stick some toothpick and add grapes to make it look like a whale.
Baking muffins that are low in sugar and fat is a great alternative to cupcakes and cookies.  Many great muffin recipes can be found on

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