14 Easy Recipes for Kids

14 Easy Recipes for Kids

Sometimes, you have the most fun cooking when the kids are around! These quick and easy recipes for kids will make your children think that they’re the kings and queens of the kitchen! Our top 14 fun easy recipes for kids to make are so simple that they’ll be begging to help you cook more often.

Easy Recipes for Kids: Desserts

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert: Try this amazing dessert. It is so simple to make and the kids will love it.

Dirt Cake: Kids love dirt and are sure to enjoy making this recipe. Can be made in a large flower pot or 2 small flower pots.

Candy Roll: This is a fun "cake" that is easy to make and kids will love! Great for birthday parties!

Valentine Cutouts: These gelatin shapes are creamy and sweet. This is a fun treat to make with the kids or for your special Valentine.

Berry Good Popsicles: Using yogurt and berries, these treats are a great source of calcium have less sugar than if they were made with juice.

Caramel Apples: Here's an easier way to make homemade caramel apples that your kids will really love.

No-Bake Snickers Snack Bar
: A great way to use up leftover Halloween candy, these super-sweet bars are packed with sugar.

Easy Recipes for Kids: Main Courses

Nachos: These nachos are my kids' and grandkids' favorite. They're easy to make and you can use ground beef, chicken or turkey.

Slugs and Worms: This is a fun dinner to make before going trick or treating on Halloween night! Be warned though, it may gross you out! But the kids love it!

Taco Casserole: This is now a favorite dish in our home. My kids love it because they can help make it. This recipe was given to me by a co-worker for a different way to use ground beef. It is filling and not hard to make.

Whole Wheat Pizza: This is a quick and simple recipe that makes a good pizza that is healthy for you.

Simple Chicken Pot Pie: If you have a tube of refrigerated biscuits in the fridge, you can accomplish many culinary works.

Neat Sloppy Joes: No green pepper in this recipe, so it's a hit with kids. We added this to the menu at a children's camp, and it has been a favorite for several years. The mixture is thick, so they are 'neat' rather than sloppy. This freezes and reheats well.

Frito Ole: This could be every child’s food fantasy. You have to scroll down to read the ingredients and directions of this kid friendly meal.

Getting Kids to Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Some of these easy recipes for kids include some veggies that picky eaters may not like.  Here are some tips on how to get your kids to stop turning their nose up at every green veggie they see.

If the kids turn up their noses at fruits and vegetables, you may be surprised to find that all you need to do is present the same foods in a different way and suddenly they won't be able to get enough produce. Kids love anything they can dip! A baggie full of carrot and celery sticks, cucumber and bell pepper slices, sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes will disappear like magic if there's a tub of dip to go with them.

Make some ranch dressing using low-fat ingredients, or make a batch of nutritious hummus, bean dip or salsa. Baked tortilla chips and whole wheat crackers or pita triangles are perfect, nutritious and kid-pleasing accompaniments for dips, too. Sliced fruit takes on a whole new appeal as well when it's accompanied by a sweet, creamy dip. Good fruit dips include flavored yogurt, applesauce, low fat sour cream sweetened with honey or brown sugar, and caramel ice cream topping.

If you still need help getting your kids to eat their veggies, check out these kid-friendly broccoli recipes and kid-friendly spinach recipes!

To see all of our kid-friendly recipes, click here!

Reviews (3)

  • Another dandy article. Wish my grandkids were close. We'd have good times again.....pickup2 PS They are to far away nowdays. Thank you....

    Flag as inappropriate pickup2  |  February 7, 2011

  • Another dandy article. Wish my grandkids were close. We'd have good times again.....pickup2

    Flag as inappropriate pickup2  |  February 7, 2011

  • This was a great article. I like the fact there were kids recipes also.

    Flag as inappropriate minny14  |  October 16, 2010

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