If you had a nickel for every time you heard “Mom, I’m hungry!” how rich would you be? If your families are anything like ours, you’d be looking at retiring very, very early. Kids are growing extremely quickly, so it’s no wonder they’re hungry ALL. THE. TIME. But it does get exhausting trying to keep up with their mighty metabolism and persnickety taste buds. At some point (earlier is better than later), you need to have them shoulder some of the burden. Not only is it a well-deserved break for you, it’s also an important life lesson for them. Knowing how to cook is SO important! Here are 15 fun foods your kids can make on their own.
Parmesan Zucchini from Damn Delicious
Mini Crescent Dogs from Pillsbury
Banana Dog Bites from Weelicious
Easy Mug Brownie from Full Time Kid
Fruit Salad from Sarah-Grace Loving Food
French Toast from Kid Size Cooking
Crunchy Celery Sticks from Chop Chop
Crustless Quiche in a Cup from Cooking With My Kid
Baked Mozzarella Sticks from Coker’s Champagne Life
Frozen Fruity Yogurt Bites from Eats Amazing
English Muffin Pizzas from Crystal and Co.
Ham and Egg Breakfast Bowl from Incredible Egg
Avocado Chicken Salad from Hip 2 Save
Baked Macaroni and Cheese from The Country Cook
5 Minute Nachos from The Stir
Depending on the age and capabilities of your child, you may need to supervise or help out here and there, but no matter what their age or capabilities — GO FOR IT! Making great food is filled with making mistakes and messes. The sooner your kids start, the sooner they’ll become masters. Picture it — your tween or teen could be making you gourmet meals some day!
Is there a food your child loves making? Please share it in the comments below!