Get the kids involved in making food for the family with one of these easy low or no cook dinner recipes for kids to make!
There’s so many reasons why kids should be involved with cooking! They can gain confidence as they learn a valuable skill, they become a valuable help in the kitchen, and they will be able to feed themselves when they go off on their own.
Keep this no cook by using pre-cooked bacon bits and allow the kids to slice the apples and crumble the goat cheese. You can always serve the salad and dressing separate so kids can customize their salads.
Allow the kids to pick which fruit they want to use for the salad- they could choose pears, nectarines, or peaches if they would like.
There are so few ingredients in this pasta salad that it takes about 15 minutes to assemble. Just make the simple dressing, halve some tomatoes, and cut up the basil. Precook the pasta since it needs to cool anyways and keep it in the fridge ready for the kids.
The easiest way to make this is to use leftover BBQ chicken or a rotisserie chicken tossed with BBQ sauce. The rainbow of veggies include kid favorite broccoli and there's yummy chunks of mozzarella too!
Although some might think of this as only an appetizer, it is a delicious meatless meal, especially during summer. You can serve it with some bread with olive oil and vinegar to dip it in. Pair it with some summer fruits and you have a really easy healthy meal.
This easy chicken sheet pan dinner has kid friendly flavors paired with ingredients they may still be unsure about. The maple dressing on the chicken is also delicious if you want to drizzle some over the veggies.
This is another easy sheet pan dinner idea. Although I used fresh pineapple for this, feel free to substitute canned pineapple when making with kids or buying a package of precut fresh pineapple from the grocery store.
If you haven't noticed yet my love for sheet pan dinners, maybe this will catch your eye. This one is so ridiculously easy and it's a huge favorite on Pinterest. Slice some sausages, lay out frozen pierogies, and add some sliced cabbage. Delicious!
Sorry, not sorry for another sheet pan dinner. This is a good dinner for kids practicing their knife skills, even the little ones. You can use kid knives to have them slice bell peppers and green beans while older kids can try their hand at cutting everything. Mushrooms also make a good addition to this and are perfect for tiny chefs learning to use a knife since they can be easily cut with a butter knife.
This fresh tomato summer pasta sauce is perfect for kids to make since it requires no cooking! If you happen to have a small garden you might be able to find most of the ingredients already growing which just enhances the whole experience.
Bright and gorgeous colors are so enticing for these tortilla wraps. Kids can help cut the veggies if they are old enough and if not they will still have fun making sure they got all of the colors of the rainbow in each one.