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Simple Recipes for kids: Baked Chicken Nuggets

Simple Recipes for kids: Baked Chicken Nuggets


Baked Chicken Nuggets

I’m always looking for simple recipes for kids that I can make with my 5 year old, that she will actually eat! What kid doesn’t like chicken nuggets right!? This recipe was super simple to make, and a big hit with everyone in my whole family! The best part is that you can have a serving (which is 1/4 of the entire batch) for only 164 calories! You know you will be feeding your child something good for them, and all your kids will know is that it’s yummy!Continue reading

Kids Low Carb Recipes: Gluten Free Cookie Butter

Kids Low Carb Recipes:  Gluten Free “Cookie” Butter

 Enjoy this Gluten Free Cookie Butter without the stomach discomfort!

Gluten Free Cookie Butter

Have you tried Trader Joes Cookie Butter or avoided it due to the gluten? It is delicious and I decided to try to make a healthier version. I am so glad I tried because this turned out amazing!

If you do not have a food mill you can do this in a food processor.  Simply be sure to stop frequently to wipe down the sides of the processor and make sure your machine does not overheat.Continue reading

Cooking With Kids- How to series: 6 Recipes Level 2

Cooking with kids– How to series: Recipes Level 2

These  Cooking With Kids recipes require handling hot items so (regardless of age) the child needs to be steady on their feet and have good motor skills.  Play games to test your child’s motor skills in a fun way.  Try relay races with a potatoe on a spoon, a full glass, full dish of colored liquid and last but certainly not least have the child try to do the same tests aka games wihile using a potholder- pretending they can’t touch the item because it is hot. If you do not have more than one child to race, time him or her and have them try again ‘racing’ their first time. The racing aspect allows you to put a bit of ‘pressure’ on the child to see how they would react and move when trying to get the actual hot item to a safe place.

Once you are sure your child can balance an item calmly the following Cooking With Kids-How to  series microwave recipes level 2 are suggested.

Breakfast: Egg in a Mug

Snack: Jello Gummy candy

Vegetables/ Fruit: Potatoe, Corn on the cob and or apple in a Tater Baker bag

Desserts: Cake in a mug, Two minute fudge

Microwave cooking

NOTE:  At this stage of  Cooking With Kids, no recipe is needed to heat up leftovers or fix very simple warm sandwiches (such as peanut butter or cheese). Microwave vegetable steamers, steamer bags ,  microwave popcorn bags, and microwave popcorn poppers are all available items that are recommended during this cooking with kids recipe level.

Have potholders ready for children to use. Finger mitts are a less bulky way for children to get a good grip on a hot item. They are easy to make and can be adapted to you or your child’s hands.

Some parents are concerned about the use of microwave technology (around children, with specified containers and or the affect on food.) Please research these issues and make an educated decision. As an alternative, there are also toasters available that cook only the length of the set timer. If you use the toaster please be sure to specifically check the above Cooking With Kids recipes recommended containers.  Cooking with Kids- How to 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are available for review.

These Cooking With Kids recipes are suggested for 6-8 year old children, with the suggestion that the readiness cooking games mentioned above be used as a guide.

October 13, 2013

All Natural Recipes for Kids: Jiffy Sandwich Buns

All Natural Recipes for Kids: Jiffy Sandwich Buns

This wonderful versatile Recipe Kids Can Make:  Jiffy Sandwich Buns can be made in any shape- hotdog buns, dinner rolls, or a loaf of bread! Options are given for various dietary needs (sweeteners, flour, and dairy issues are all addressed.)

jiffy sandwich

This Jiffy Sandwich Bun has been seen on the Healthy Recipe for Kids: Cucumber Sandwich recipe.  Cucumber sandwiches is just one of many ways this baking recipe may be used.Continue reading

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