25 Things You Can Cook with Kids Under 6! 0

Cookingwithkids

The idea of cooking with kids can be stressful! The mess, the time, the possible disasters!

But once you give it a go... it is soo much fun! Since my son was fifteen months old we have had him involved in the kitchen and in cooking food, when he shows interest.

He started with washing leaves, then tearing them up for tacos, and we are now at the stage of showing him how to bake.

Here are twenty five recipes you can cook with kids under 5! 

1/.   Tacos - tomatoes need dicing, cheese needs grating, lettuce shredded

2/.   Quiche - cracking eggs, dicing ham, grating cheese

3/.   Making Pasta - cracking eggs, sifting flour, rolling dough, putting through the machine!

4/.   Fruit Skewer Snacks - Washing fruit, Dicing fruit, threading onto sticks

5/.   Cookies - Measuring ingredients, mixing, dividing and squashing them :D

6/.   Pizza - Measuring ingredients, rolling dough, cutting ingredients, grating cheese

7/.   Chicken Nuggets - Cracking eggs, rolling breast in crumbs

8/.   Lasagna - Cutting ingredients, grating cheese, measuring, layering 

9/.    Toasties - Cutting, spreading butter

10/.   Salad - Cutting, dicing, shredding, washing

11/.   Making Bread - sifting, measuring, mixing, rolling dough, baking

12/.   Meatballs - measuring, dicing, grating, cracking eggs, mixing, diving, rolling

13/.   Smoothies - dicing, peeling, measuring, blending

14/.   Bacon and Scrambled Eggs with hash browns - cracking eggs, mixing, measuring, grating potatoes

15/.   Fried Rice - dicing, measuring, cracking eggs

16/.   Hummus with veggie sticks - slicing, cutting, washing, blending

17/.   Pie - Measuring, mixing, rolling, dicing, baking

18/.   Making Butter - measuring, mixing, pouring, spreading

19/.   Pretzels - Measuring, mixing, rolling, cutting, TWISTING :D

20/.   Porridge - Pouring, mixing, using the microwave

21/.   Bangers and Mash - Sausages with mashed potatoes. Get the little ones scrubbing them, and those capable, peeling and cutting them up!

22/.    Ice Blocks - dicing, slicing, peeling, blending and freezing!

23/.   Crackers with cheese and tomato - Slicing, spreading

24/.   Ice Cream - pouring, mixing, more FREEZING!!

25/.   Soup - cutting, dicing, mixing, pouring, boiling

 

 

No Knead Bread - great to cook with kids 0

 

3 cups Plain Flour

1 1/2 cups luke-warm water

1-2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp yeast

 

1. In large bowl, mix together flour, salt & yeast.

2. Add water and stir together until rough dough

3. Cover dough with gladwrap and leave at room temp for 8-12 hours

4. When ready to bake, preheat oven and ceramic pot with lid to 250 degrees.

5 Empty dough onto well floured surface and use hands to make a ball. Let rest for 5 minutes

6. Once rested, add dough to heated pot. Place in oven with lid on for 30 minutes

7. After 30 minutes, remove lid off pot and bake for another 15 minutes.

8. Bread should be golden, crusty and delicious!

*You can help kids by adapting this recipe to use colour coded items like our measuring cups and measuring spoons. (eg. 2 purple spoons of salt)