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Master Chef-To-Be: 40 Easy Recipes To Cook With Kids

Master Chef-To-Be: 40 Easy Recipes To Cook With Kids

It’s so much fun to cook with your kids. Not only will you have a greater chance of having your food eaten, it’s also a great opportunity to bond with them. Cooking enables your kids to express their creativity, try something new (instead of spending the whole day watching TV), or discover their passion for food and cooking. These recipes need some adult supervision but they’re extremely easy to make. So hand those aprons to your little ones and start cooking these recipes with your kids!

Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls

    1. Peanut Butter Graham Cracker Balls from Baby Gizmo. These peanut butter chocolate balls are to die for! Plus, they’re so easy to make that you can just sit back, relax, and watch your kids do finish them in one sitting. And did I mention, it requires less than five ingredients?

    Cheese Puffs

      2. Cheese Puffs from Childhood 101. If your kids can’t get enough of cheese, then this recipe is something you can do together for an afternoon snack or lunch. Have fun doing this by coming up with a theme and shaping your cheese puffs based on it.

      Spinach Ricotta Shells

        3. Spinach Ricotta Shells from Simple Bites. Having trouble getting your kids eat vegetables? Then this recipe is a must try! It takes less than 30 minutes to do and only requires a few ingredients. With minimal assistance, you can get your kids cook good, real, and healthy meal.

        Chocolate Granola Bars

          4. Chocolate Granola Bars from Pint-Sized Treasures. Are your kids craving for something sweet? These chocolate granola bars are perfect fit! The fun involved in making these bars will make your kids think that these are way better (which they are) than those sold in the market.

          Blue Cheese and Herbs Dip

            5. Blue Cheese and Herbs Dip from True Aim Education. Who says only adults can whip up a delectable dip? Kids can do it too! This blue cheese and herbs dip is perfect for almost anything.

            Corn Dog Muffins

              6. Corn Dog Muffins from Moments with Mandi. Get your kids excited for lunch with muffins they made themselves. These corn dog muffins are easy to make (take less than 30 minutes) and taste good too. Even your most picky kid will have a hard time not trying one.

              Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Quesadillas

                7. Apple Cheesecake Breakfast Quesadillas from Lemon Tree Dwelling. Sweet quesadillas for breakfast? Why not? These apple-filled quesadillas will make your kids excited again for breakfast.

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                Onion Rolls

                  8. Onion Rolls from BeBetsy. If you haven’t tried baking with your kids, these homemade onion rolls is a great way to start. Unlike other breads, this doesn’t require kneading. And the best part of it? Your kitchen will smell amazing.

                  Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars

                    9. Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars from Picky Palate. This a 3-ingredient no-bake dessert that will give you a 5-star rating from your kids. Make several batches and have them share these with their friends.

                    Breakfast Toast Cups

                      10. Breakfast Toast Cups from B.Britnell. Give your kids a cereal break for breakfast with these easy to make toast cups. The preparation and serving of this healthy meal requires a little more effort than the cereal-milk combo but it is something that your little ones would enjoy.

                      Shells and White Cheddar

                        11. Shells and White Cheddar from She Makes and Bakes. Are your kids craving for their comfort food again (yes, the all-time favorite mac and cheese). Give in to their craving by letting them cook with you this shells and white cheddar meal. Unlike the usual mac and cheese, you’ll be boiling the pasta not in the water but in milk!

                        Taco Pizza

                          12. Taco Pizza from Life in the Lofthouse. While it’s easy to make a taco, it’s more fun to make a taco pizza! The spreading of the colorful toppings is something that your kids won’t resist.

                          Nutella Brownies

                            13. Nutella Brownies from Kirbie Cravings. If your kids are huge Nutella lovers, then there’s no doubt that they will love these chewy brownies. The best part? They only require 3 ingredients – Nutella, eggs, and flour (no kidding!).

                            Honey Bread

                              14. Honey Bread from Mess for Less. Help improve your kids sensory and motor functions by having them join you in making this honey bread. It tastes good and leaves your home smelling great!

                              Pappardelle with Leeks and Corn

                                15. Pappardelle with Leeks and Corn from Hello Wonderful. Pasta dishes can be your way to get your kids eat vegetables. This easy-to-do pasta recipe is perfect for family dinners.

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                                No Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars

                                  16. No-Bake Honey Nut Cheerios Snack Bars from Averie Cooks. Cereals are not just for breakfast; they can be fun snacks too! This no-bake snack bar will make your kids realize that their Cherrios deserve more than just the milk.

                                  Salad in a Jar

                                    17. Salad in a Jar from Hello Wonderful. If you have picky eaters in your house, this salad in a jar is a wonderful strategy to make them eat their veggies. Lay down their options and have your kids decide for items to place in the jar.

                                    Chicken Salad

                                      18. Chicken Salad from Half Hour Meals. Preparing healthy meals with your kids is a great way to talk to them the value of healthy eating. While you chop and they toss the veggies, you can talk how each of them can do good to their bodies.

                                      Orange Mango Carrot Smoothie

                                        19. Orange Mango Carrot Smoothie from Simple Bites. Here’s another trick to get your kids eat fruits and vegetables – let them help you make a delicious healthy smoothie. The color and flavor of this orange mango carrot smoothie are things that your kids (and you) won’t resist.

                                        Turkey and Cucumber Wraps

                                          20. Turkey and Cucumber Salad Wraps from Delish. Looking for a quick lunch? These turkey and cucumber salad wraps aren’t just filling but as well healthy for you and your kids.

                                            21. Ham, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins from Learn with Play at Home. These ham, cheese, and spinach muffins taste so good that your kids can’t trace the vegetable in it. It’s a quick lunch you can prepare together.

                                            Pineapple-Mango Salmon

                                              22. Pineapple-Mango Salmon from Parenting. Surprise your family with this pineapple-mango salmon dish that only take less than 30 minutes to prepare. The tangy flavor of the fruits complements the flavor of the fish in teriyaki sauce.

                                              Tuna Flippers

                                                23. Tuna Flippers from Community Table. Are your kids craving for burgers? Skip the fastfood and do this instead! Your kids will enjoy flipping their healthy patties.

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                                                Banana Ice Cream

                                                  24. Banana Ice Cream from 100 Days of Real Food. Nothing beats homemade ice cream! This frozen banana treat is perfect for those warm, lazy days.

                                                  Baked Spaghetti Squash

                                                    25. Baked Spaghetti Squash from Cooking with My Kid. Surprise your kids with a healthier version of their favorite pasta. Make use of their endless energy by letting them do the squash scraping (they’ll love it!).

                                                    Donut Hole Skewers

                                                      26. Donut Hole Skewers from ValSoCal. This is a quick snack that you and your kids can enjoy doing and eating together. See your kids on their biggest smile as they put together the fruits and donut holes.

                                                      Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

                                                        27. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries from Damn Delicious. Who says zucchinis are boring? These baked zucchini fries will make your kids forget the unhealthy fries they used to crave. Broil them for a few more minutes and you’ll achieve the extra crisp the entire family will love.

                                                        Berry Ice Pops

                                                          28. Berry Ice Pops from Fit Fun Delish. Beat the heat of warm days with these berry ice pops. They’re free from unwanted added sugar and flavoring.

                                                          Peanut Butter Quesadillas

                                                            29. Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas from Budget Bytes. Give in to your kids’ peanut butter craving with these easy to make quesadillas. Let your kids do the preparation (in any way they want) and you can do the cooking.

                                                            Maple Belgian Waffles

                                                              30. Maple Belgian Waffles from Country Living. Make your kids jump out of their beds in the morning by having maple belgian waffles for breakfast. Cook with them and they’ll have more reasons to get up early.

                                                              Strawberry Agua Fresca

                                                                31. Strawberry Agua Fresca from Cooking Light. Skip the sugary drinks in the grocery and make a healthier one instead using this recipe from Cooking Light. You can add more or less strawberries depending on how sweet you’d like your drink to be.

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                                                                Quinoa Burrito Bowl

                                                                  32. Quinoa Burrito Bowl from Eating Rules. Get your picky eaters at home eat healthy food by getting them involved in preparing for this quinoa burrito bowl. Your kids can do the stirring, mixing, and with some assistance, they can help measure the ingredients too.

                                                                  10 Minute Creamy Cauliflower Soup

                                                                    33. 10 Minute Creamy Cauliflower Soup from Super Healthy Kids. Another trick to get your kids eat vegetables is to make soup. This creamy soup is a great way to sneak in the healthy goodness of cauliflower in your child’s meal.

                                                                    2 Ingredient Banana Cookies

                                                                      34. 2-Ingredient Banana Cookies from Kid Activities Blog. Looking for a sugar and guilt-free snacks you can give to your kids? This 2-ingredient banana cookies recipe is the answer.

                                                                      Healthy Bites

                                                                        35. Healthy Bites from Laughing Kids Learn. These healthy bites are so easy to make that even your toddlers can do them!

                                                                        Healthy Chicken Pot Popovers

                                                                          36. Healthy Chicken Pot Popovers from Food Network. These creamy chicken popovers are appealing to both kids and adults. Hand your kids the job of cracking the eggs, stirring the batter, or even measuring the ingredients.

                                                                          Mini Snowman Pizzas

                                                                            37. Mini Snowman Pizzas from Tablespoon. Can’t get enough of pizzas? Try this kid-friendly snowman version!

                                                                            Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

                                                                              38. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie from Meaningful Eats.Treat the entire family with this chocolate peanut butter smoothie. It’s easy to make that your kids can do this on their own everyday.

                                                                              Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza

                                                                                39. Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza from Gimme Some Oven. Be prepared with oohs and aahs from your kids as you make this colorful pizza. Let your kids arrange the veggies in any way they want. They can do it in rows by color or just mix everything! This vegetable pizza is a 5-star both in taste and look.

                                                                                Easy Chicken Fried Rice

                                                                                  40. Easy Chicken Fried Rice from Iowa Girl Eats. Cooking at home is healthier and can save you money. So why opt for stir fry takeouts if you can make it at home? You can make this chicken fried rice with your kids in less than 15 minutes.

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                                                                                  30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                                                                  30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

                                                                                  Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

                                                                                  That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

                                                                                   1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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                                                                                    Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

                                                                                    2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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                                                                                      If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

                                                                                      3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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                                                                                        It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

                                                                                        4. Corn chips for kindling!

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                                                                                          Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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                                                                                          5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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                                                                                            Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

                                                                                            6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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                                                                                              These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

                                                                                              7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                                                                                                You never know when you might need some.

                                                                                                8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                                                                                                  Get all the info you need here.

                                                                                                  9. Sangria!

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                                                                                                    We know what’s really important. How to here!

                                                                                                    10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                                                                                                      By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                                                                                                      11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                                                                                                        Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                                                                                                        12. DIY shower.

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                                                                                                          All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                                                                                                          13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                                                                                                            Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                                                                                                            14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                                                                                                              15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                                                                                                Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                                                                                                16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                                                                                                  Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                                                                                                  17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                                                                                                    It’s that easy!

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                                                                                                                    18. Grits repel ants.

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                                                                                                                      Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                                                                                                      19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                                                                                                        20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                                                                                                          That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                                                                                                          21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                                                                                                            For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                                                                                                            22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                                                                                                              You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                                                                                                              23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                                                                                                Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                                                                                                24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                                                                                                  By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                                                                                                  25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                                                                                                    26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                                                                                                      Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                                                                                                      27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                                                                                                        That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                                                                                                        28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                                                                                                          Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                                                                                                          29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                                                                                                            Get them while you can!

                                                                                                                                            30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                                                                                                              With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

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