Five Recipes to Cook With Your Kids

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Between work, school, chores and homework, sometimes families rush through the tastier parts of the day – namely, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Including your children in the cooking duties not only builds helpful skills for later in life, but also brings you together for more quality time during the day. Here are five recipes you can cook with your kids this week.

Homemade Pizza

Pizza is a fairly simple dinner every kid loves. Pizza dough can be purchased pre-made (Whole Foods has great traditional and whole wheat versions available at their pizza counters), bought in a mix, or made from scratch. Let your kids add the sauce, cheese and their choice of toppings for a fun meal that doesn’t have to be bad for you. You can try individual pizzas, too!

Grilled Chicken Salad

Salads are perfect for younger children to help put together. While an adult should do all the chopping, kids will enjoy tearing the lettuce apart and mixing the ingredients together for you.

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

When it comes to kid food, spaghetti and meatballs is an all-around winner. Meatballs may seem like a lot of work for you or me, but your children are sure to love the tactile experience.

Omelet in a Bag

Don’t forget about breakfast! These omelets are a creative way to get the kids involved in their morning meal. Add eggs, cheese, and your choice of toppings and mix away. You can boil the omelets like the recipe suggests, or just pour the omelet mix into a non-stick pan and fry away.

Birthday Cake Whoopie Pies

Decorating cookies is a fun (and messy) way to get kids involved in their desserts. Spread parchment or an old tablecloth out on your surface before you begin, and remember that while the final results may not look impressive, they certainly will taste that way!

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