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10 Fun and Easy Recipes for Kids
Cooking and eating can be a fun family experience. These kids' recipes include dishes you can make with your kids, as well as easy child-pleasing recipes you can make for them.
Involving your children in the kitchen will empower them to prepare fresh and healthy food for themselves when they leave the nest. With these recipes, you won't have to separate adult food from kids food, they appeal to everyone in the familyContinue to 2 of 11 below.
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Eggs in a Basket
Depending on the kid, you might want to tease this recipe with its nickname of toad in the hole. But for squeamish kids, eggs in a basket will sell it better. Your child can get in on the action in using a cookie-cutter to make a design inside bread where the egg will nestle and cook. It's quick and easy and a fun way for you to surprise other family members with something a little special.
Recipe: Eggs in a BasketContinue to 3 of 11 below.
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Baked Chicken Tenders - Homemade Nuggets
Do your kids beg for fast food chicken nuggets? You can give them the same satisfaction at home, but using more wholesome chicken tenders. This recipe is easy to make, baking them in the oven with a crunchy coating. Older kids can get involved in breading the tenders. You can easily cut the tenders to make them nugget sized if that's the way the kids insist on having them.
Recipe: Baked Chicken TendersContinue to 4 of 11 below.
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Easy Chicken French Bread Pizza
It's fun and easy to assemble pizzas using leftover rotisserie chicken on French bread. Your child will learn what to do with leftovers and reduce food waste. Get creative with the vegetables you add to teach more about enjoying food variety. You can enjoy it for lunch, a snack or dinner.
Recipe: Chicken French Bread PizzaContinue to 5 of 11 below.
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No need to stop for fast food when you can make chicken quesadillas fast and healthy at home. You can use leftover rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken for this budget-friendly and kid-friendly dish. You can also make them with refried beans instead of the chicken, or even substitute sliced hot dogs for the chicken. It's perfect for lunch or an after-school snack.
Recipe: Chicken QuesadillasContinue to 6 of 11 below.
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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole
Your child can join in making this casserole with one of their favorites, tater tots, that require no peeling or slicing. Frozen peas, carrots, and corn also make it less work.
Recipe: Cheesy Tater Tot CasseroleContinue to 7 of 11 below.
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Easy Chocolate Popcorn
Make a special movie night treat or party treat with your child. This chocolate popcorn recipe can be made with any source of popped corn, including pre-popped, microwave, stovetop, or air popped popcorn. Then you'll use a pan to melt the chocolate drizzle and finish it in the oven. The chocolate popcorn is even better the next day, so it can be a fun family project to get ready for a sleepover or other event.
Recipe: Chocolate PopcornContinue to 8 of 11 below.
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Chex Party Mix in the Crockpot
Involve your child in making party mix using their favorite cereals and crunchy additions such as pretzel sticks and nuts. This crockpot method can be made hours ahead and gets the nice toasty flavor you can't get melting the butter in the microwave.
Recipe: Chex Party Mix in the CrockpotContinue to 9 of 11 below.
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Rice Crispy Treats
This classic kid-friendly recipe is one that families return to again and again. You probably made them with your mom or dad. Keep the tradition going. You can add many variations with sprinkles, food coloring, etc. to turn them into holiday treats.
Recipe: Rice Crispy TreatsContinue to 10 of 11 below.
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Easy 15-Minute No-Bake Brownies
When your kids are begging for a treat, you can't beat this for being easy and quick. It only takes four ingredients, heated and then chilled until firm. You can involve older kids in stirring the chocolate and condensed milk mixture as it heats.
Recipe: 15-Minute No-Bake BrowniesContinue to 11 of 11 below.
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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baking cookies with your parents or grandparents is a cherished memory for many of us. Involve your kids in the different steps of making this healthier variation from store-bought cookies.