Cooking With Kids: 6 Easy Recipes For Toddlers And Parents

Time for reading: ~5 minutes Last Updated: August 08, 2022
Cooking With Kids: 6 Easy Recipes For Toddlers And Parents

In the modern world, the time that children and parents can spend together is less and less, as well as joint activities.

In the modern world, the time that children and parents can spend together is less and less, as well as joint activities. But for some reason, few people remember their first childhood attempts to make a pie or dumpling with their mother. But the simple cooking of lunch or dinner will not only unite the family for a common cause, but will also teach kids to appreciate the work of adults, strive to contribute to family life and, no less important, find joy in simple daily activities. Not all dishes can be prepared with children, but some are quite suitable for family cooking classes.


Before you start cooking with the kids, you should understand a few rules:

allow a child not younger than 3 years old to enter the kitchen; an apron for children will not save you from stains, it is easier to dress them in old clothes that are not a pity to wash with bleach; it is necessary to have a conversation in advance about knives, electrical appliances, burners and boiling water, making it clear that only adults can touch them; long hair should be collected and tied in bundles as much as possible, otherwise there is a chance of them getting into food, of course, the presence of a chef's mini-cap would be ideal; morally, you should prepare for the fact that the baby will dirty the surrounding space, you can’t scold him for this, otherwise you can forever discourage cooking; before entrusting a process to a child, you need to demonstrate its implementation.

1. Omelet with vegetables


You will need: 4 eggs, 50 g of semolina, 50 ml of sour cream or kefir, 1 bell pepper, 1 tomato, 1 onion, herbs, ketchup.

Beat the eggs in a bowl, add sour cream, semolina, salt and let the child beat with a whisk. At this time, chop the vegetables and lightly fry. Then lower the pan lower and let the baby pour in the egg mixture. After 3-4 minutes, turn the omelette over to the other side, bring to readiness and put on a plate. Allow the children to make tree trunks with ketchup, and leaves on them from chopped greens (variants of the drawings are arbitrary, you can also use any other bright sauce).


Ingredients: 1 banana, 50 g butter, 50 g walnuts, 30 g coconut, 30 g cocoa, 30 g sugar.

Mash the banana to a mushy state, the completion of this process can be entrusted to the child. Then let him add a measured proportion of coconuts, nuts, sugar, raisins and cocoa, mix. If the mixture is too liquid, then add a couple of tablespoons. flour. Pour in half of the melted butter yourself, and grease the plate with the rest. Put a banana mass on it with a spoon, slightly pressing down each future cookie.

Send in the microwave for 5-10 minutes (depending on the power of the device). These cookies are a great nutritious snack option for kids.

3. Cake without baking


Needed: 150 g high-fat butter, 200 g unboiled condensed milk, 200 g chocolate balls from breakfast cereals (can be replaced with chocolate cookies), 100 g nuts, berries or seasonal fruits (strawberries, cherries, cherries, apples, plums, peaches , pears, etc.).

Soften the butter, but do not melt. To do this, boil water, pour it into a glass or mug, pour it out, cover the oil with this hot vessel, or simply send it to the microwave for 10 seconds. If using cookies, grind them into large crumbs. Walnuts need to be calcined in a dry frying pan and cooled, then the bitterness inherent in them will go away.

Now the ingredients are prepared and you can call the baby. Beat the butter with a mixer, if the child is over 7 years old, then this process can be entrusted to him. Gradually introduce condensed milk, then - balls / grated cookies and nuts. When the mass becomes homogeneous, put it in a baking dish or pastry ring, after covering the device with parchment, send it to the refrigerator for an hour and a half.

Wash the berries or fruits, get rid of the excess (pits and cuttings), if they are large, then you need to cut them into several pieces. Allow your child to randomly decorate the finished cake with them.

4. Baked apples with cottage cheese


Ingredients: 2 large sweet apples, 15 g honey, 30 g nuts, 90 g cottage cheese, 50 g sugar, 10 g cinnamon.

At the apple, carefully, without violating the overall structure, cut out the core and free up as much space inside as possible, it is better that the “walls” are no more than 2 cm thick, otherwise they will not bake, and at least 1 cm (may burst). Sprinkle the exposed apple pulp with cinnamon.

At this time, the child can grind cottage cheese with sugar, and then mix nuts into it. With the resulting mass, let it fill the apples, leaving a little space on top. Put 1 tsp on this space. honey.

Send the stuffed fruit for 30-35 minutes in a preheated oven. Readiness will be indicated by the characteristic smell and darkened wrinkled skin of apples.

5. Stuffed eggs


You need: 4 eggs, 50 g of hard cheese, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tomatoes, 50 g of dill, 30 ml of homemade mayonnaise.

Hard boil the eggs, grate the garlic and cheese, finely chop the dill. Now you can attach the child, he is quite capable of cleaning the testicles. Cut them in half, remove the yolks. The kid will mix them with chopped cheese, garlic and dill, add mayonnaise, and fill the egg whites with the resulting mass and insert a small sprig of dill. Place a slice of tomato on top.

6. Pizza


Ingredients: ready-made dough, 50 ml of ketchup, 50 ml of homemade mayonnaise, 60 g of hard cheese, 2 tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 5 g of sesame seeds, 5 g of dried celery or dill, boiled meat or fish.

Mix ketchup and mayonnaise, and let the child distribute the resulting sauce over the dough and sprinkle with dried herbs (measure their amount in advance). Cut the pepper into cubes, slice the tomato, grate the cheese. Let the baby arbitrarily arrange vegetables, distribute meat / fish independently. Sprinkle the pizza together with cheese and sesame seeds, put it on a baking sheet covered with foil, and send it to the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

And what dishes does your baby or baby like to cook the most? Share with us in the comments to this article!

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