10 Kid-Friendly Recipes to Make Together

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Bonding over food can include more than just the time spent eating. Here are 10 easy, fun, and, best of all, kid-friendly recipes that your sous-chef will love helping whip up. Not only does involving your youngster offer an opportunity to learn a great life skill, letting them get messy in the kitchen is an experience they’ll remember fondly for years to come.

  1. Citrus Smoothie Bowl with Spinach and Cauliflower
    Citrus Smoothie Bowl with Spinach and Cauliflower | Vitacost Blog

Expect the unexpected in this one. With its sweet flavor and creamy goodness, your kids won’t mind that it’s also loaded with nutritious spinach and cauliflower. Mom win.

 

  1. Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Pizza
    Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Pizza | Vitacost Blog

This is what you get when you combine your favorite dinner with a brunch-worthy breakfast. A fun morning pie is something the whole family will love making and eating.

 

  1. Vegan White Bean Hummus
    Vegan White Bean Hummus | Vitacost Blog

Ready in minutes and loaded with fresh, satisfying flavor, this creamy hummus is the epitome of easy. Blend, grab your kid’s favorite veggies or crackers and enjoy.

 

  1. Healthy PB&J Sandwich with Cardamom Nut Butter & Blackberry-Chia Jam
    Healthy PB&J Sandwich with Cardamom Nut Butter & Blackberry-Chia Jam | Vitacost Blog

PB&J is timeless, so of course it had to make the list. This version trades the sugary jelly for a healthier alternative (and adds a special spice that takes it to the next level).

 

  1. Gluten-Free Beet Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
    Gluten-Free Beet Hummus & Veggie Sandwich | Vitacost Blog

There’s no need to beet around the bush, this powerful and filling pick-me-up’s vibrant color will have the kids instantly interested – though it’s the fantastic flavor that’ll keep them coming back for more.

 

  1. Coconut Wraps with Almond Butter & Chia Seeds
    Coconut Wraps with Almond Butter & Chia Seeds | Vitacost Blog

When sandwiches feel overplayed, grab a coconut wrap and make these delicious alternatives. Let your kid build and wrap their own for a special, hands-on meal.

 

  1. Almond-Coated Chicken Tenders
    Almond-Coated Chicken Tenders | Vitacost Blog

Just one bite and the family will go nuts over almond-coated chicken tenders. Baked instead of fried, these better-for-you dippers, paired with their favorite sauce, are sure win.

 

  1. Baked Carrot Fries
    Baked Carrot Fries | Vitacost Blog

Do you want fries with that? This healthy alternative is a lot easier – and better-for-you – than their deep-friend counterpart. Carrots have never been this fun.

 

  1. Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars
    Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars | Vitacost Blog

There’s always time for sweets. These peanut butter bars – improved by better-for-you ingredients – are fun to make and even tastier than their cup-shaped inspiration.

 

  1. Macadamia Nut & Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
    Macadamia Nut & Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches | Vitacost Blog

Little hands will love putting together these beautiful (and healthier) ice cream sandwiches. No fancy cookware needed  – just a food processor and mixing bowl.