Your young child is growing more and more aware of what Mommy and Daddy do around the house, and may be interested in helping with such tasks as cooking, sweeping, and making beds. You can involve your child in cooking meals for the family with these five kid-friendly recipes which are fun to prepare and nutritious!
Oatmeal-Chocolate Snack Cakes. These cakes seem like decadent treats, but they are really very healthy, with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and unsweetened applesauce as key ingredients. All kids love to crack eggs, and your child is likely no exception. And your little one can help you to add the ingredients, whisk them together, in pour the mixture into a pan. It’ll be easy for her to help, and she’ll love the snack cakes once they’re baked.
Easy Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie. Is your kid fascinated by smoothie-making? There’s nothing like adding the ingredients one by one, watching the blender turn on, and seeing all of the food turn into one delicious drink! This smoothie contains superfoods such as blueberries and bananas, and is high in protein due to the yogurt content.
Healthy Chicken Pot Popovers. This winter dish is comforting and delicious, and it’s made healthy with lean chicken and abundant veggies. Your child ill live adding the veggies, helping with the whisking, and watching the popover dough puff up and turn into a real treat!
Italian Chicken and “Magic” Spaghetti Squash. The key ingredient here is the squash, which really does “magically” transform into one of your child’s favorites: spaghetti! He can help you to scoop out the “guts” of the squash, just like preparing a pumpkin, and when the squash is roasted, he can mash it with a fork and watch as it transforms into spaghetti-like strands!
One Pan Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe. This recipe is heavy on the whisking, which is easy and fun for kids to do, and will save you from the arm workout and elbow pain! It’s also a healthy and filling dish, replete with different flavors and protein-rich chicken. And at the end, your child can scoop and add a big handful of cheese, which may be their favorite part!
Do you like to cook with your child? What recipes do you prepare together? Swap ideas with other moms and dads in the comments section!