Easy Recipes For Kids

If your children are anything like mine, they like to experiment in the kitchen from time to time. As a matter of fact, my initial reason in starting this blog was because my kids wanted to learn how to make simple dishes. My younger daughter was, and still is, the one who enjoys cooking the most, but my older daughter and my son also showed an interest.

Easy Recipes For Kids


Here’s a few easy recipes for that your older kids can try.

Waffle Sandwich

1/4 cup low fat salad dressing
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
4 thin slices cheddar, Colby, Swiss or mozzarella cheese
4 slices (about 1/4 pound) deli turkey, ham or roast beef
8 toasted waffles

Combine salad dressing, mustard and honey in a small bowl. Spread dressing on one side of each slice of bread. Divide meat and cheese and place on dressing side of bread to make 4 sandwiches. Place 1 sandwich in the middle of heated waffle iron. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until sandwich is golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with other sandwiches.

Cut your waffle sandwich into strips for easy dipping in ketchup or sauce. Try different combinations of meat, cheese, sauces and bread. It’s a great way to use left-overs!

Tuna Twist
1 (6-ounce) can water-packed light tuna
1/2 cup diced apple
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup light or fat-free salad dressing
1/3 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped pecans
4 lettuce leaves
4 taco-size (8 1/2-inch) whole wheat tortillas

Drain water from canned tuna and place in mixing bowl. Combine apple and lemon juice in small bowl. Add salad dressing, celery, pecans and apples to tuna and combine. Place lettuce leaf on each tortilla, spread with 1/4 of the tuna mixture and roll up. Slice into 3 pieces if desired. Wrap and keep in refrigerator until serving time.

Put the can of tuna in the refrigerator the night before making the sandwiches so ingredients are cold. The lemon juice keeps the diced apple from turning brown and adds a nice tart flavor. To save time, dice the celery, chop the nuts and wash the lettuce the night before.

Tropical Fruit Dip

2 cups fat-free sour cream
1 cup fruit-flavored yogurt
4 tablespoons (about 1/2 of 3.5 ounce package) vanilla instant pudding

Combine sour cream, yogurt and dry pudding in medium mixing bowl.
Mix well and chill.

Serve this dip with a variety of fresh or canned fruit. Kids can use a thin pretzel stick to “spear” their favorite fruit before dipping! Pretzels are much safer than toothpicks, which could cause choking in younger children.Fruit dip might encourage children to try a variety of available
fruit – some seasonal, some unusual, some favorites. Fruit is packed
with good-for-you nutrients and fiber, so it’s important to eat two to four servings every day. Try slices of kiwi, grapes cut in half and whole strawberries for variety and color. To keep bananas and apples from turning brown after cutting, try dipping cut pieces in pineapple or orange juice before serving. If your favorite fresh fruit is not in season, buy canned fruit, which is less expensive. Enjoy fruit and dip as a snack or dessert often. By varying flavors of ingredients, you’ll discover new favorites.

Also check out our other easy candy recipes for kids.

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  1. Shelly says:

    What a great idea! We will have our nephews for the weekend and I am going to make them some waffle sandwiches! Welcome to the foodie blog roll.

  2. Love homemade recipes! When it comes to kids, keep it simple and something they are familiar with, and they will love it! Love the article and the recipe, well done!
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  3. Ionut Popa says:

    You really need fast recipes for kids as you need time to take care of them, play with them, not stay in the kitchen :)
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  4. Great ideas!
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  5. Billy

    Thanks for the idea. I’m going to make these this week with my daughters.
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  6. Logan Ryan says:

    Nice site. Its bookmarked.

  7. Mireille says:

    My kid (grandkid really) is cooking some fun stuff right now and having a ball. Kids love to cook and these kid’s recipes are great.
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  8. Carla

    These look great. Although I was a very picky eater as a child, I probably would have loved these.
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  9. These look so yummy! Is it wrong that I am an adult and I totally want to try these? The waffle one looks especially good.
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  10. Delicious. Things like these that are tasty and quickly made are good not only kids but grownups like me as well. Thanks for sharing these. I’d like to try making them if I get time :)
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  11. These are so creative! I really like the idea of the Waffle Sandwich – so many different ways to try it! Thanks for sharing these. Kids? Hmph. These are good for anyone!
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  12. Bethany says:

    Oh I love that waffle sandwich idea! My kids love waffles, though we haven’t made them since my waffle iron got knocked off the counter and broke. I need to get a new one, one of these days.
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  13. Elle says:

    Definitely trying the fruit dip! I absolutely love having fruit and dip as a snack.. perfect for in between meals.
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  14. Love the idea of the waffle sandwiches. We all love sandwiches, don’t we?
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  15. Jenna says:

    I love your tuna twist. Tuna with pecans and celery. I guess the pecans will round out the taste and the celery will freshen it up. Nice.

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