7+ Quick Recipes for Kids to Make

Being a mom isn’t eating. There’s so much you’ve got to do literally ALL the time, and probably the toughest job of the day is making sure that you come up with delicious home cooked meals as often as you can, and that your kids love eating them too. Easier said than done right?

Not anymore!

We’re here with over 7 super easy and quick recipes that you can get your kids to make with you. Not only are they delicious, but they’re super healthy too, and what could be better than having your kids experiment with food and help you out too?

So get those aprons out and get started!

Sloppy Joe Sliders

Sliders can make for a quick and healthy meal option and are super easy to whip up too. Your kid will love experimenting and trying out different ingredients too!

You will need:

  • Ground beef
  • Vegetable oil
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Dill pickled chips
  • Slider buns
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Brown sugar
  • Chilli powder
  • Sliced carrots
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated cheese

How to make: Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pan and add the ground beef and cook well for around 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, have your kid add in the chilli powder, salt, pepper, tomato ketchup, some brown sugar and sliced carrots to the beef mixture and mix well. Put it up on low flame again and allow it to cook for around 5 minutes.

Get your little one to scoop the mixture onto the buns and top it with the shredded cabbage, pickled chips and grated cheese before gobbling it down!

Breakfast Tacos

What could be better than having your kid help prepare his own breakfast on a weekend? These breakfast tacos taste absolutely yum and turn out to be one of the best healthy recipes for kids!

You will need:

  • Hard corn taco shells
  • Salsa
  • Eggs
  • Chopped scallions
  • Taco seasoning
  • Unsalted butter
  • Grated cheese
  • Sliced olives
  • Quartered grape tomatoes
  • Iceberg lettuce, chopped

How to make: Have your kid beat the eggs and taco seasoning together in a large mixing bowl. Heat some butter in a medium pan and add the eggs and cook on low flame, allowing your kid to stir occasionally, until you are ready with scrambled eggs. Now, have your kid line the center of each taco shell with some scrambled eggs and top it off with the grated cheese, scallions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and olives. Done!

Easy Pasta Salad

Your kid may not really like the idea of being more involved in cooking a salad, but get him to try this once, and it’ll pretty soon, become one of his favorite go-to healthy snack options.

You will need:

  • Cooked pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Pitted black olives
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Oregano seasoning
  • Chopped garlic
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make: Have your kid prepare the salad dressing in a small mixing bowl- add mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and oregano seasoning and mix well. Season with salt and crushed black pepper. In a large mixing bowl, have your kid combine the salad ingredients- the pasta, red onion, garlic, olives and tomatoes together and drizzle some olive oil over the top. Then add feta cheese and the salad dressing and mix well again! That’s it!

Tater Tots Grilled Cheese

Got a kid who loves tater tots? This quick recipe can be a good easy snack option if you’ve got your kid’s friends coming home, or for just those days when the hunger pangs kick in!

You will need:

  • Frozen tater tots
  • Cooking spray
  • Grated cheddar cheese

How to make: Defrost the tater tots and heat a large pan. Have your kid grease it with cooking spray and arrange tater tots over it in so that it is in a rectangular shape. Use a spatula to press hard over the tater tots so that they hold together, and cook them for a couple of minutes before flipping them over and allowing them to cook for a few minutes on the other side too. Do this to create one more tater tot rectangle, and then get your kid to sprinkle some grated cheddar over one side, and then place the other over it. Remove the pan from heat, but let it stay inside and cover the pan with the lid, allowing the residual heat to melt the cheese. Super easy and absolutely delicious!

Cookie Smoothie

Smoothies aren’t just great for you, they’re good for your kids too! This deliciously thick and healthy smoothie is perfect if you want your kid to eat healthy.

You will need:

  • Rolled oats
  • Vanilla flavored yogurt
  • Brown sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Raisins
  • Pumpkin spice

How to make: In a bowl, have your little one combine the raisins, pumpkin spice, oats and milk and set it aside for around 10-15 mins. Now blend them together until a smooth mixture is obtained. Lastly have your kid add the yogurt and brown sugar and then blend again for a minute and that’s it!

Mini Pizzas

Who doesn’t love pizzas? These mini versions of your everyone’s favorite food is easy to make and healthy too! Infact, this is probably one of the best healthy recipes for kids out there!

You will need:

  • Bell peppers
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Sliced olives
  • Sandwich bread slices

How to make: Start by spreading the pizza sauce over every bread slice, and then have your kid play with the toppings- the olives, the parsley, the bell peppers and the cheeses. Finish off with a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and bake it until the bread is lightly toasted. Super easy and healthy snack that’s just perfect for your kid is all done!

Chinese Chow Mein

Chowmein can be an excellent healthy lunch option for your kid, and best of all, it is lip-smackingly delicious.

You will need:

  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Boiled egg noodles
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Soy sauce
  • Oyster sauce
  • Chopped garlic
  • Chopped ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to make: Have your kid combine all the ingredients for the sauce- the garlic, ginger, the ketchup, soy sauce and oyster sauce in a small bowl. Now heat some oil in a wok and add the bell peppers and spring onions and let it cook for around 3 minutes. Then add the noodles, season with salt and pepper and finally have your kid add in the sauce and then toss everything together on a high flame for a few minutes. That’s it!

Having your kid try these recipes or just be more involved in the kitchen can work wonders. Not only will it instill a sense of responsibility but also prove to be a great bonding time for you and your kid. Plus, your kid will also learn new skills and who knows, he/she may develop a passion for cooking!

Let us know if you tried any of these healthy recipes for kids, or if you have some more tips in mind to get your kid more involved in the kitchen or implement healthy eating habits.

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