Do you want to see your kids eating carrots? Do you want to stop feeding them junk food pizza and prepare with them the better healthier version of it? Do you want to see them eating their vegetable soup? And do you want to have real fun in the kitchen?! Then it’s time to start cooking with kids. Scroll down.
Encourage your kids to help you out in the kitchen. Cooking with them will train their developing brains and they’ll grow to appreciate more the food on the table. This time it’s not about the sweet treats. We’re talking here about some fully-fledged savory dishes.
Savory recipes that prove that cooking with kids is fun
1. Octopus Pizza
Next time when your kids are in the mood for a quick pizza, try to shape it in a funny way. For example, you can make this octopus. Other than that, this is a no-brainer pizza which shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes, tops.
2. Carrot and Bell Pepper Muffins
Unlike cupcakes, the muffins can be savory like these guys. Here we mixed zucchini, carrot, red onion, and red bell pepper into the dough. And we didn’t stop at vegetables, you know. They were followed swiftly by grated mozzarella.
3. Fish Bites With Mayo Dip
Although almost any fish is just as good for this recipe, we chose trout. The secret to the tastiest bites hides in the batter. Use your favorite beer for this one and don’t forget to add just a tad of brown sugar to it. The dip is simple mayo flavored with thyme and lime.
4. Alphabet Soup
Did you know that alphabet pasta has a history of over 100 years? It’s been more than a century since people (especially kids) started eating those funny bits of pasta. We’re doing it, too, with this vegetarian soup.
5. Pizza Toast
What is pizza toast? Is it an upgraded toast? Is it a hybrid between the plain toast and the pizza? Is it a mini pizza, actually? Is it all these things together? Enough with philosophy! Spare 30 minutes of your time and then gobble these up.
6. Potato and Beetroot Cream Soup
There are times when a warming vegetable creamy soup can turn out to be a mood changer. Especially when it’s cold and windy outside. And when beetroot, potatoes, and sour cream are involved the comfort is guaranteed. By the way, it seems that we’ve outdone ourselves with garnishing this dish. Don’t mind us… Do your own thing.
7. Chocolate Bacon Skewers
These little decadent snacks are meant for special occasions and special occasions only. You probably don’t want to gorge on them on a daily basis. So, as if bacon and chocolate weren’t enough, we coated the skewers with chili, pecan, and/or coconut flakes. Kids love crazy combos. Let them try whatever they want. Just don’t burn down the kitchen.
8. Goat Cheese and Salami Rolls
Behold these flaky, meaty, and extra-cheesy rolls! They can satisfy even the most demanding foodies out there. Just fill the phyllo sheets with salami and goat cheese, flavor everything with melted butter and oregano, garnish and you’re all set.
9. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Toast
Let’s substitute croutons with star-shaped toasted bread for this super-creamy and warming butternut squash and other goodies soup. It’s dairy-free and nutty, like in ‘coconutty’. And you are just one step from making it vegetarian if you so desire. Replace the Cheddar with a rennet-free version and there you have it.