3 Kid-Friendly Recipes to Make Together

Getting your kids in the kitchen early is great way to keep them engaged, active, and interested in healthy eating and nutrition. Maybe your child is the next MasterChef Junior. Maybe they just want a snack. These 3 recipes are the perfect activity either way!


1. No-Bake Cereal Bars

These no-bake cereal bars are a great snack for your child if they are heading out the door in the morning with an empty stomach. Mix rice cereal, cheerios, dried fruit, and almonds together in a bowl. In a sauce pan melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat. Add 1/4 cup honey and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.  Pour the cereal and butter mixture into a baking pan and chill for one hour. Cut into bars and serve!

2. Chicken Tortilla Soup

This tasty twist on a southwestern favorite can be made in a stock pot or by placing the ingredients in the slow cooker. Have your child be your sous chef and hand you the ingredients you need! Just add chicken, tomato, beans, broth, onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder and cook on high 3-4 hours or low and slow for 6-8 hours. 



3. Summer Fruit Salad

This one is great when your child has the summer time blues or in preparation for a family BBQ. Take 2/3 cup fresh OJ, 1/3 cup fresh lime juice , strawberries, grapes, pineapple, bananas, and any fruit thats in season and toss in a large bowl. Add a little bit of brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract for a little twist on this classic!

Those are 3 of our favorite kid-friendly recipes. What do you make with your child? Let us know in the comments!