You love your kids. And you love when you can cook them something they actually like. But let’s admit, that doesn’t always go as smoothly as you’d like. Sometimes all they want is cereal and mac and cheese EVERY NIGHT.
So why not involve them in the process? Research has already shown that getting kids involved with cooking makes them more health-conscious, and investing their time into cooking can make them more enthusiastic about eating! Here are 15 ideas to get you started – they’re all delicious, won’t take a whole morning or night to prepare, and will make you a believer that cooking with kids is actually awesome.
Perfect for picky eaters who only want exactly what they want in their breakfast.
What kid doesn’t want to make their own pizza?
A classic made kid-sized.
Let the kids roll ’em up!
Bright and colorful and tasty too! The little ones will love pulling these together.
Kids can easily stick whatever they want onto the skewers for a meal they’re sure to love.
A sneaky way to get those veggies into their diet – without them even realizing they’re getting tricked
Fried chicken made healthier – and more fun! The kids can get involved by crunching up the cereal .
What kid doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs, right? Turn it up a notch by turning it into soup.
Let the kids combine two meals with this ingenious dish.
Another kids’ classic made into an after-school treat that everyone will love.
12. Pizza Pops
Give the kids the toppings and let them run wild.
Let the kids mix together the brightly colored veggies for this dish bursting with fresh flavor. They’ll never know they’re eating something good for them.
Think kids can’t like meat loaf? Let them dip their own poppable bites baked in spicy ketchup. They’ll change their minds pretty quick.
Stop buying the frozen stuff. Get the kids involved in shaping these little bites of potato heaven, awesome as a side dish or even as the main meal for an awesome vegetarian dinner.
What are your favorite recipes for cooking with your kids? Tell us in the comments below!