Simple recipes for kids are a great way to develop their cooking skills and make them aware of nutrition and a healthy diet – that’s why Breeze is publishing a series of articles about cooking and nutrition, with fun recipes for kids, cooking games for girls and boys, and healthy food tips for kids! One of the biggest problems parents face is finding simple recipes for kids that are relatively safe.
The obvious solution is no-bake recipes, but if you want to teach your children about health and safety in the kitchen, it’s worth looking into a few easy-cook recipes to show them how to behave around hot pans.
Breakfast Recipe for Kids
Everyone loves toasted sandwiches, and they are so easy to make! The easiest ones to make just have a cheese filling, but you can personalise your sandwich with a wide variety of fillings. To make a toasted cheese sandwich in a frying pan, then all you need is two pieces of bread, a little butter, and cheese.
First, grate or thinly slice the cheese. Then, butter one side of each piece of bread. Place one piece of bread buttered-side down in the frying pan on a low heat, and then add cheese and the other piece of bread with its buttered side up. (So, you want to have each buttered side on the outside of the sandwich.). Grill the sandwich until lightly browned and until the cheese has melted. Be sure to flip the sandwich over and cook both sides.
Simple Recipe for Chicken
Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. This is a very easy recipe that requires very little cooking experience, so it’s a great to get your older children to help you out! Place the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat.
When the oil is hot enough, put the chicken (preferably chicken wings or legs), soy sauce and garlic together. Bring to boil and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Add vinegar, stir and cook for 10 minutes. Put in sugar and salt to taste, stir, and turn the heat off. Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!
Indian Recipe for Kids
Boil up some peas and potatoes, and dry fry some favourite spices and onion in advance, and allow to cool. Once cooled, allow your kids to dive in, mixing up the ingredients and creating their own samosas however they wish. Keep your kids at a safe distance while you fry the samosas, but be sure you keep track of which samosa belongs to whom – it’s always more exciting eating something you made yourself!
Do you have any favourite simple recipes for kids? Share them with us in the comments below!