Cooking with kids is a great family activity that teaches children of all ages many different skills, from math to nutrition. As a bonus, involving kids in meal planning gives them a sense of responsibility, and means they’re more likely to eat without a fuss. Try these easy recipes that are healthy, quick and fun for all your little chefs!
Egg Salad Sliders
Egg Salad Sliders are a simple recipe, just the right size for tiny hands and mouths. Let your little home cooks top these mini-sandwiches with their own favourite burger fixings such as lettuce, pickle, cheese and tomato. Continue with the healthy burger theme and serve with crinkle cut carrot “fries” on the side!
One Bowl Banana & Chocolate Chip Muffins
This is a fun recipe for the kids to help with, and perfect for lunches or a class bake sale. Made all in one bowl so the cleanup is easy!
Sunny Egg Face
Boost smiles and fun by letting the kids animate these Sunny Egg Faces. Cut circles for the faces out of a simple omelette using round cookie cutters, then decorate with olives for eyes, herbs or shredded cheese for hair, and cherry tomatoes or red peppers for noses and smiles.
Funny Egg Fish
These hard boiled eggs are quite the catch! Kids of all ages can help decorate these egg bodies with scales made from thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes. Finish with a red pepper garnish cut to resemble a tail. It’s fun finger-food for everyone!
Egg Salad Pinwheel Wraps
The egg salad can be made the night before and rolled into the tortillas in the morning. Ready in just 10 minutes, pair this finger food with some fruit or cut up veggies and you have a tasty, well-rounded meal for your kids!
Tomato and Egg Tostadas
This recipe is great for the whole family. Get the kids involved in tearing up lettuce, carefully cracking eggs into a bowl, and whisking the ingredients. Enjoy for lunch or dinner this week!
For a PDF version of some of these recipes, including recipe cards, download the free Eggs: All In Good Fun e-booklet, and for more ideas on how to turn meal time into family fun time, visit our Cooking With Kids page.