Menu

Family Friendly Recipes – Kids in the Kitchen

family friendly recipes for kids to make coverIn Family Friendly Recipes – Kids in the Kitchen, the Guelph Family Health Study puts together some great tips for cooking with children of all ages, along with providing some great healthy recipes for families.

Children are great imitators they see their parents as role model and often want to follow what their parents are doing, may it be the way you walk, talk, the foods you eat, they even match the color of the clothes you wear.

It is important to be a good role model for your children, one way to do this is by teaching young children to cook,
this encourages them to continue this habit throughout the rest of their life.

By: Guelph Family Health Study

 

Sample text from Family Friendly Recipes – Kids in the Kitchen

Teaching children to cook while they are young encourages them to continue this habit throughout life. As a parent, you are your child’s most important role model. Choose healthy foods for yourself and
eat together as a family. Here are some ideas adapted from EatRight Ontario for getting your children involved in meal preparation:

Cooking with 2–3 year olds

Very young children like to explore with their senses of sight, touch, smell, hearing and tasting. They also like to do things on their own. An empty pot on the floor with a spoon keeps their hands busy. Try letting your kids:

  • Add items to dishes (like chopped vegetables to a casserole)
  • Help find ingredients in the fridge or cupboard
  • Wash fruits and vegetables in the sink

Cooking with 3–4 year olds

Family-Friendly-Recipes-for-kids-to-makeAt this age, children may be more interested in talking than eating! Try letting your kids:

• Pour from a small pitcher or measuring cup

• Make a simple sandwich or pizza with prepared ingredients

• Mash sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots or bananas

• Stir ingredients together (like muffins, pancakes or sauces)

Cooking with 4–6 year olds

At this age, some kids may show signs of being a picky eater. While the food they prepare might not make it to their fork, try to be patient knowing that cooking is helping them warm up to the idea of trying new foods. Try letting your kids:

  • Cook with a friend for a fun play date
  • Set the table for meals
  • Grate cheese with supervision

 

Contents

Recipes to Make with 2–3 Year Olds:Family-Friendly-Recipes-for-kids-to-make

Blueberry Mini Scones 7

Frozen Yogurt Bark 9
Sunshine Muffins 11
Salad on a Stick 13
Strawberry-Banana Popsicles 15

Recipes to Make with 3–4 Year Olds:

Chocolate-Dipped Oranges 17
Honey & Orange Roasted Carrots 19
Easy Fruit Pizza 21
Salt & Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas 23
Tuna Melts 25
French Toast 27

Recipes to Make with 4–6 Year Olds:

Thai Lettuce Wraps 29
Falafel Burgers &
Sweet Potato Fries 31
Loaded Apple Slices 33
Sweet Potato & Butternut
Squash Soup 35
No-Bake Granola Bars 37
One-Pot Pizza Pasta Bake 39
Teriyaki Salmon 41
Veggie & Cheese Quesadillas 43

 

See more books like this in our Cookbooks Category

Create a Book! – by FKB - This book takes readers through 10 simple steps to creating a book, including software, images, format, and publishing. This book is written in simple terms to be used as a guide by children or as a lesson plan by teachers or parents. If you create a book and want to share it on Free Kids ...
Billy Boy Comes Home – Billy Boy Vol 2 of 4 - Billy Boy, a failed sheep dog, escaped the farm and found himself in Mrs. Barker’s home for hounds, looking for his forever home. Will he find his forever people? And will they measure up to Mrs. Barker’s strict standards, and if it does all work out what new adventures will Billy Boy have in his ...
Survival Guide – There is Help - This is a survival guide and workbook designed specifically for teens or young adults who may have thoughts of self-harm. The ebook is available as a pdf which you can print and fill in by hand or edit using the pdf annotate tools and also as an editable odg file (Open Office Draw). Note the ...
Word Search – For Clever Kids of all Ages - There are many advantages to a fun book of word searches, for example, a fun, free, no battery game for all the family, improves mental fitness, memory, spelling, and vocabulary, and many others. Try out this word book with 26 x five letter word puzzles, one for each letter of the alphabet. Enjoy the fun! ...
Our Land – Stop Ocean Debris! - Fisho and her family and friends are suffering under the weight of the increasing ocean debris, literally. This endearing story should make you think twice before littering. Sample Text from Our Land FISHO and her sister and brother were getting ready to go to school. After they finished their breakfast, their mum gave each of ...
8 Exciting Games and Activities to Teach Kids Digital Literacy and Safety - Tutor John W of DoMyEssay on an Easy Way to Teach Young Students Digital Literacy - Want to teach kids about digital safety? For freekidsbooks.org readers, we asked an expert writer from DoMyEssay, Tutor John W, to share the best activities and games for teaching digital literacy.
Walk with Gandhi - An enlightening text on the life of Gandhi, containing enlightening snapshots of Gandhi’s life, with lots of questions for reflection, making it very suitable for school use – social studies, history, art, or English. The Haiku, images, and text reflect the remarkable life of Mahatma (‘great soul’) who brought freedom to India through non-violent protest. ...
Help Your Child Write an Outstanding Essay - How do you turn essay writing into something positive for your kids? Let’s face the fact that only some children enjoy writing essays. Typically, a lack of enthusiasm occurs when children need help understanding all stages of the writing process and lack writing experience. Time spent in a class may not be enough to understand ...
Observer Effect – A Christmas Story - Whizz-kid scientist Bradley Robinson knows precisely how to get more presents out of Santa. His plan involves lots of coffee and some electric shocks, neither of which Jack, his younger brother, is a fan of, but he doesn’t get much say in the matter. Of course, Santa isn’t the only person out and about in ...
My Wild Life – Early Reader - What if you had a manatee in our bathtub, or a bison in your bed? Would you enjoy them there? Wild animals in your house sound like fun but find out more in this fun story that helps children learn the sounds and spelling of ere, ear, ier, air, are. Sample Text and First Page ...

See more activities books for children in our Activities and Crafts category.

Create a Book! – by FKB - This book takes readers through 10 simple steps to creating a book, including software, images, format, and publishing. This book is written in simple terms to be used as a guide by children or as a lesson plan by teachers or parents. If you create a book and want to share it on Free Kids ...
Billy Boy Comes Home – Billy Boy Vol 2 of 4 - Billy Boy, a failed sheep dog, escaped the farm and found himself in Mrs. Barker’s home for hounds, looking for his forever home. Will he find his forever people? And will they measure up to Mrs. Barker’s strict standards, and if it does all work out what new adventures will Billy Boy have in his ...
Survival Guide – There is Help - This is a survival guide and workbook designed specifically for teens or young adults who may have thoughts of self-harm. The ebook is available as a pdf which you can print and fill in by hand or edit using the pdf annotate tools and also as an editable odg file (Open Office Draw). Note the ...
Word Search – For Clever Kids of all Ages - There are many advantages to a fun book of word searches, for example, a fun, free, no battery game for all the family, improves mental fitness, memory, spelling, and vocabulary, and many others. Try out this word book with 26 x five letter word puzzles, one for each letter of the alphabet. Enjoy the fun! ...
Our Land – Stop Ocean Debris! - Fisho and her family and friends are suffering under the weight of the increasing ocean debris, literally. This endearing story should make you think twice before littering. Sample Text from Our Land FISHO and her sister and brother were getting ready to go to school. After they finished their breakfast, their mum gave each of ...
8 Exciting Games and Activities to Teach Kids Digital Literacy and Safety - Tutor John W of DoMyEssay on an Easy Way to Teach Young Students Digital Literacy - Want to teach kids about digital safety? For freekidsbooks.org readers, we asked an expert writer from DoMyEssay, Tutor John W, to share the best activities and games for teaching digital literacy.
Walk with Gandhi - An enlightening text on the life of Gandhi, containing enlightening snapshots of Gandhi’s life, with lots of questions for reflection, making it very suitable for school use – social studies, history, art, or English. The Haiku, images, and text reflect the remarkable life of Mahatma (‘great soul’) who brought freedom to India through non-violent protest. ...
Help Your Child Write an Outstanding Essay - How do you turn essay writing into something positive for your kids? Let’s face the fact that only some children enjoy writing essays. Typically, a lack of enthusiasm occurs when children need help understanding all stages of the writing process and lack writing experience. Time spent in a class may not be enough to understand ...
Observer Effect – A Christmas Story - Whizz-kid scientist Bradley Robinson knows precisely how to get more presents out of Santa. His plan involves lots of coffee and some electric shocks, neither of which Jack, his younger brother, is a fan of, but he doesn’t get much say in the matter. Of course, Santa isn’t the only person out and about in ...
My Wild Life – Early Reader - What if you had a manatee in our bathtub, or a bison in your bed? Would you enjoy them there? Wild animals in your house sound like fun but find out more in this fun story that helps children learn the sounds and spelling of ere, ear, ier, air, are. Sample Text and First Page ...


Sponsored Links:

Note – if you sign up through these links, it doesn’t cost you any extra, but FKB receives a small donation, which helps us move towards our aim of
FREE Hardcopies!  

All our posts are checked by Grammarly, the FREE online grammar checker (We still receive a donation even if you only sign up for the free account :-):

This site is hosted by Bluehost:

Leave a comment (it won’t be public) if you want help getting your own website cost-effectively.  

 
Spread the love

Comments 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

....