For children, the kitchen is perhaps one of the most exciting rooms in the entire house. Of course, the playroom, and not the kitchen, is generally where most of the fun kids’ toys are kept throughout the day. But, in fact, the kitchen is filled so many wondrous things, such as bizarre cooking utensils, incredible smells, and, of course, delicious flavors once the meal is finally finished.
And, not surprisingly, time spent in the kitchen can be used for education, sensory development, and even bonding among all of the family members together. So consider cooking some fun and easy meals in the kitchen together as a family. And if you are not sure what to make, try out these fun and incredibly simple recipes that allow your children to participate in the culinary fun.
Create a Summer Salad Recipe with Children
What sounds more delicious on a blazing hot day than a summer salad, bursting with vegetables, fruits, and other goodies that will help you cool down and stay refreshed? A summer salad is an extremely easy recipe to make with children and is a delicious way to end a hot day.
Although you can vary the ingredients, for a delicious summer salad all you really need is a leafy base, and additions such as tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, and even fruits and nuts. To begin, chop up the leafy greens (lettuce works best) into bite-sized pieces, and throw them into the bowl. Then, continue by adding whatever tasty treats that the family wants. You can use cherry tomatoes or slices of regular tomatoes. Cheeses are also an excellent addition; feta and blue cheese work well, although it should ultimately be up to the preferences of the family. And if you are feeling adventurous, consider orange or apple slices for a refreshing burst of flavor.
Of course, if your child wants to participate in the chopping and cutting, let him or her take part with a Cutting Fruit toy or even his or her very own Veggie Basket. These adorable toys provide a safe and fun way for your little ones to have fun in the kitchen, helping you create a delicious meal together.
Easy Pasta Recipes for Kids
What’s easier to make than a big batch of pasta for the children to enjoy? If your family enjoys traditional pasta, you can pick from a variety of different noodle shapes and sizes that your little ones will love. Or, if you follow a gluten-free diet, you will most likely be able to find gluten-free alternatives that still allow you to enjoy this delicious treat.
In general, making pasta is incredibly simple. The base, the noodles, often need nothing more than a few minutes spent in a saucepan filled with boiling water until they reach the consistency of your desire. And now, with the Stainless Steel Cookin’ Ware kids’ cooking set, your kids can help out in the kitchen making this fun meal for the entire family. This children’s cooking toy consists of 12 realistic stainless steel cooking ware pieces, including a kettle, a pot and a lid, a frying pan, a pasta spoon and a slotted spoon, a colander, and much more. Now there can never be too many cooks in the kitchen with this fantastic cooking toy for kids.
Family Pizza Recipe
For children, there are few events more exciting than ordering a pizza and staying home to watch a movie with the whole family. Ordering pizza allows children to pick between the different toppings, all of which arrive on the front step piping hot and ready to eat.
How about instead of ordering a pizza from your neighborhood location, consider changing things up by making a pie at home instead! Making pizza is incredibly easy with the right tools, and is a fun way to spend time with the family and let your children participate in the cooking process. For pizza, all you really need is dough (which you can often find premade at a grocery store), sauce, cheese, and any other toppings you want. You can let your children experiment with different topping combinations, or go with tried-and-true recipes like pepperoni or Hawaiian.
And while baking a pizza is the most used method, you can even make a delicious pizza on the grill outdoors, which provides an entirely different taste and texture than what your children may be used to. Test out this fun activity this summer for a delicious pizza pie for the family.
Family Cooking with the Kids
Are you interested in family cooking with the kids this year? Try some of these fun recipes for kids that are easy and convenient. These recipes for children will let everyone participate, and will help you craft a delicious meal for the entire family.