Now that summer break is here, are you already hearing “I’m bored” or “There’s nothing to do!”?
We are only 3 days in and both of these phrases have been used in my house.
No worries! I have just the solution for this problem and it is both useful and fun: Kids In Kitchens. Yep. Get your kids cooking. The best part? Kids of all ages enjoy this task – from toddlers to teens.
Two easy recipes solved the boredom problem at my house today. The result was two healthy snacks my kids created all by themselves. They were excited to make new recipes and even more happy to eat them. Win-win.
Summer is the perfect time to get your kids in the kitchen.
This is one of the easiest ways to get kids to try (and actually eat!) new foods. When kids make a recipe themselves, they are much more likely to give it a try.
Kids use many different skill sets while cooking including math, reading, and comprehension. Your child will never even know they are keeping up on their studies all while learning new things. 🙂
At times, it gets a bit overwhelming coming up with recipes simple enough for kids to make. To simplify this, I checked in with some of my fellow dietitians for simple, healthy recipes that are easy enough for kids to make.
Get your children in the kitchen this summer. Watch and see how proud they are after they make their very own creation.
- Check out the simple and healthy kid friendly recipes from my fellow dietitians below.
- Have your child pick out a recipe or two they want to make.
- Make the recipe then take a picture and share it below or on our Facebook Page! I would love to see what your children create!
10 Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Make This Summer
- Chocolate Mousse Filled Strawberries from Nutrition Starring You
- Prosciutto Arugula Lavash Pizza from Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
- Pumpkin French Toast from My Menu Pal
- Berry Almond Cocoa Smoothie from Amy Gorin Nutrition
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie from Triad To Wellness
- Salted Chocolate Brownie Bites from Healthy Bites
- Blueberry-Walnut Overnight Oats from Homemade Nutrition
- Mini Berry Coconut Popsicles from Nutrition A La Natalie
- Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers from Nutritioulicious
- 3- Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream from The Nutritionist Reviews
This summer let your kids get messy and play with their food. They will reap the benefits long after the recipe is done.