These 6 or fewer easy kids meals were composed with the chef in
training age group in mind. To help them continuously learn and
practice after the chef
training cooking lessons.
However they are also great for quick easy meal ideas that your kids
can help with. As stated before these kids cooking recipes were
composed with 7-11 year olds in mind so you may adjust the recipe
directions as needed.
For example, older kids can do the cooking where as younger age
groups will not be cooking and do not have the attention span for
some recipes. They will do better when given small tasks and helping
you create the recipe.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Easy Kids Meals for Snacks
1/4 Cup cheese
Olives or Salsa, optional
Sprinkle cheese on top of tortilla. Add olives or salsa if desired.
Place other tortilla on top and bake in microwave for 30 seconds
until cheese melts. For a crispy quesadilla, have adult bake in the
On microwave safe plate scatter tortilla chips. Sprinkle with
cheddar cheese and melt in the microwave 30 seconds or until cheese
is melted. This is a quick easy kids meal that kids can do for an
after school snack.
6 slices bacon
1 Cup Sour cream
1 Cup mayonnaise-don't use miracle whip
1 Cup chopped tomatoes
Place a paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Lay bacon on top.
Cook bacon in microwave 3-4 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Remove
from microwave. Don’t forget to use hot pads. Crumble bacon and set
1 teaspoon aside. In bowl add together remaining bacon, sour cream,
mayonnaise and tomatoes. Stir to blend together. Cover and
refrigerate 1 hour up to 3 hours. Sprinkle reserved bacon on top.
Serve with crackers.
See more dip recipes Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
Thin sliced ham in rectangular shapes
Cream cheese, softened
1/3 Cup grated cheddar cheese
In bowl combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Spread on ham
slices. Roll up and cut into bite size pieces. This can also make a
great easy kids recipe for lunches.
PB&J Banana Rollup
2 (10-inch) flour tortillas
4 tbs peanut butter
2 tbs jelly
2 peeled bananas
Spread peanut butter on each tortilla, then add jelly. Put peeled
banana on right edge of each tortilla, roll up and serve. 2 Servings
Pop microwave popcorn according to package directions.
For Parmesan Seasoning: Stir together 2 Tablespoons melted
margarine and 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Toss with warm
popped popcorn. For Taco seasoning: stir together 2 Tablespoons melted butter
and 1 teaspoon Taco seasoning mix. Toss.
See more flavored popcorn
and popcorn recipes
1/2 cup chopped cheerios or rice krispies cereal or your favorite
1/2 cup peanut butter
Mini chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers or cookies, extra
crushed cereal or shredded coconut
In a mixing bowl add cereal, peanut butter and peeled banana. Stir
and mash all together. In small bowl add your topping of choice.
Form mixture into balls and roll in toppings. Set in fridge until
ready to eat or until firm.
3 Cups plain popcorn
1 Cup peanuts
3 Cups Quaker Oatmeal Squares or Chex cereal
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Pop popcorn and set aside in a large bowl. Add peanuts and cereal.
In separate small bowl mix butter with Worcestershire sauce. Pour
over popcorn mixture. Adult should bake at 300 degrees for 15-20
Creamy Fruit Dip
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
Combine all ingredients together and chill. Serve with fresh fruit.
Homemade Potato Chips
Baking potatoes, thinly sliced by an adult or potato slicer
Place on baking sheet. Spray with olive oil or cooking spray and
toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Arrange in a single layer. Bake at
350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until crispy.
Easy Kids Meals, Kids Cooking Video: Ricotta Fruit Dip
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Easy Kids Meal-Peanut Butter Dip
1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
Apple slices, banana slices, celery sticks, carrot sticks or other
cut fruit and vegetables
In a small bowl add peanut butter, yogurt and honey. Stir together
until well blended. Serve with cut fruit and vegetables of your
Bananas cut in long strips
Place bananas on a sheet of waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Bake
for 1 hour at 225 degrees F or until crispy. Allow to cool. Peel
off paper and serve with yogurt for dipping or eat as is.
chocolate frosting or nutella
chopped nuts, shredded coconut, chopped cookies, etc.
Cut banana in 1 inch slices. Insert toothpick into each slice and
place on a sheet of waxed paper lined plate. Freeze 20-30 minutes.
This will make it easier to dip. Dip banana slices in chocolate
frosting or nutella. Then roll in nuts or coconut whatever you
choose. Freeze until firm.
by Sholanda (USA)
Melt two 8 oz bars of cream cheese with one can of rotel tomatoes
the microwave for 3 minutes and serve with tortilla chips. * I like
to add 1 lb of ground breakfast sausage for a little more substance.