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Cooking: 3 easy recipes for kids!

by | Nov 12, 2020 | Babysitting, Good plans, Kitchens, Special Edition, Lifestyle

Often, when it's time to eat, children grumble! This is quite normal, as they prefer to continue with other things that are much more fun for them. To attract them to the kitchen, the recipe is simple: you have to involve them and push them to try new things, like cooking! An activity that will develop their taste, sharpen their senses and also help them gain independence. To do this, here are 3 recipes for children that are both good and ultra easy to make! 

So let's wash our hands first and attack!

First: round zucchini stuffed with tuna, tomato coulis and parsley  

recipes for children: photo of a stuffed zucchini dish
source: Fork and Bikini    

Recipes for children : Ingredients  

4 round zucchini

1 small brick of tomato coulis

A large can of tuna in its natural state

1 onion

A clove of garlic

a few sprigs of parsley

salt and pepper

sesame seeds (optional)

Recipes for children : Preparation

First, preheat the oven to 180°C

Next, prepare the zucchini by cutting off the tops. Then ask the children to help you remove the pulp by scooping it out with spoons. Salt the inside.

After this step, provide your little wolves with a bowl. In it, they will have to mix the drained tuna, the tomato coulis, the minced onion and garlic, the chopped parsley, a little salt and pepper.

Then heat a dry frying pan. Pour the mixture into the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

When the mixture on the pan is ready, it's up to the kids to take over by pouring the warm mixture into the zucchini. Then let their little hands sprinkle it with sesame seeds (optional). 

Place the zucchini in an ovenproof dish with the caps and a small amount of water.

Bake for one hour.

Finally, let the stuffed zucchini cool slightly on a rack before enjoying this masterpiece with your family! 

Then a great recipe for salted goat cheese and fig croissants

recipes for children : goat cheese croissants
Source: Marie France Recipe from the book "Healthy and tasty recipes for recalcitrant children" by Amandine Geers and Olivier Degorce


For 10 croissants :

1 puff pastry

30g of fresh goat cheese

2 figs

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. pesto

A few pinches of dried thyme


First, preheat the oven to 180°C.

Then have the children mix the cheese with the pesto, a pinch of thyme and the olive oil in a bowl.

Then wash the figs together and cut them into thin slices.

Cut the puff pastry into 10 triangles. Children can help if you have a triangle-shaped cookie cutter. 

Then show them how to place the filling, add one or two slices of figs and form the croissants. After one or two examples, they'll easily be able to take charge and manage it all! 

Once all the crescents are formed, we brush them with egg yolk without forgetting to sprinkle them with dried thyme 

Finally, bake for 20 to 25 minutes and you're done! 

Finally, among the best recipes for children: the Mini bear pizzas

picture of mini-pizza in the shape of teddy bears
Image Source: Pinterest , Recipe: being parents 


For the dough:

2 cups of flour

Olive oil

Salt and a pinch of sugar

25 grams of fresh yeast and one cup of water

mini pizza in the shape of bears
Source : cookpad

For the garnish:

1 cup of tomato puree

2 tablespoons of oil

A clove of garlic


Add salt and pepper to taste

Black olives

Cherry tomatoes

Shredded mozzarella

Recipes for children : Preparation

For the dough, everyone gets involved! First, place the flour in a large bowl in the shape of a crown. Then place the crumbled yeast, a pinch of sugar, salt and oil in the center.

Add the warm water and mix in the ingredients to form a smooth dough. Cover with a cloth and let rest until doubled in size.

During the fermentation of the dough, it is then you, the parent or babysitter If you are in charge of the sauce, you can ask an assistant to pour the ingredients without touching the pan. In the pan, fry the chopped garlic in a little oil. Add the tomato puree, salt, pepper and oregano; let cook for a few minutes and remove from the heat.

Once the dough has fermented, divide it into small portions. Reserve one portion of dough to make bear ears. 

As a team, try to make each portion round.

Then place in lightly oiled baking pans; make small balls and place them to resemble bear ears. Brush each portion with sauce.

With olives and tomatoes, we try to make the eyes, nose and mouth of bears. Don't worry, children will not lack imagination at this stage! 

Finally, sprinkle with grated mozzarella and bake in the oven at moderate temperature for 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn the mozzarella.

Recipes for kids and bonus ideas!

In conclusion, with these 3 recipes, you already have enough to introduce your children to the joys of healthy cooking. But that's not all, because we've also found two great sources of inspiration for healthy snacks and fun sandwiches to make with your kids! First, for snacks, Happy Chantilly puts at your disposal 20 snack ideas healthy and easy to make. Then, the site enfant.com offers you a selection of fun sandwiches that will whet the appetite of even the most reluctant children!

recipes for kids: monster sandwiches
Sources: Child.com / Pinterest