Sometimes, you want to make something delicious with your kids, but this can be hard if your recipes are a little too involved. The good thing is they don’t have to be. There are many simple recipes to consider. The following are five easy recipes you can make with your kids that they’ll love.
Okay, every kid loves gummies, and you can make gummies with your kids at home. You can control the ingredients and make them as healthy as you want, which is a plus for any parent. You are going to need some candy molds if you don’t have any. There are plenty of recipes online for homemade gummies, and most of them use a little sugar, juice, and a few tablespoons of gelatin.
You have to heat up your juice and sugar before boiling point. Then, you just add the gelatin and blend well. If you see little lumps, you can wait till it cools down a bit and use a blender to make it as smooth as possible. Let your kids help you pour the juice into the molds. This is a simple and delicious recipe your kids will love to make.
2. Crunchy Bowl
There’s no simpler meal than a bowl of cereal. The cereal can be covered in milk or yogurt; the choice is up to you and your kids. The only little hiccup is figuring out what cereal to choose. You know the options at most grocery stores contain a lot of questionable ingredients you probably don’t want your kids to eat.
The good thing is you have a good alternative: muesli. Your kids are going to love grabbing muesli packages and mixing the blend into their milk or yogurt. There’s nothing simpler than this. You can help them dress up the bowl a bit by adding some of their favorite dried fruit or maybe some fresh fruit.
3. Mini Pizzas
Okay, making pizza dough can take some time to get it right, so that’s not too easy for kids, but mini pizzas are easy. There are many variations to choose from, and they all have their benefits. Maybe you should make it your mission to try various mini pizza recipes with your kids.
One popular option is the bell pepper mini pizzas. All you have to do is slice the bell pepper in half and stuff with a lot of shredded cheese and pieces of pepperoni. You can also add whatever else you and your kids want to add. Then, put the mini pizzas in the broiler for about eight minutes. Another option is to use Portobello mushrooms as your dough though you have to cut the stem off. Get your kids to help you with the toppings, and don’t forget to clean up the prep area.
4. Peanut Butter and Jelly
Every parent has turned to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at some point. There’s simply too much to love about this recipe, but if you want to have fun with your kids, then you need to take things to the next level. You can get your kids to help you make peanut butter and jelly tacos.
Okay, so they’re not tacos, but they’ll look like it. On one slice, you’re going to spread the peanut butter and jelly, but you’ll need a few toppings like fresh berries. Then, you are going to fold the bread and make each slice look like a taco. Your kids are going to love this, and they can help you dress each taco, which is a big part of the fun.
5. Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets are delicious, and they’re easy enough to make. You just need to place your breading mix inside a plastic bag, and cut your chicken breast into small, bite-sized pieces. At this point, you can get your kids to help you finish up the recipe. Have them dump those chicken pieces in the bag, seal it up, and help them shake them all up.
Once all the chicken pieces are coated, all you have to do is throw them into an air fryer or a deep fryer, whichever one you have. If you have to do this on the stovetop, then be careful because some hot oil may pop every so often. Be sure the kids are not near you while you fry them.
These are some simple recipes you can make with your kids. Hopefully, you and your kids can do a number of these because doing things together does help create long-lasting memories and much more.