Cooking with kids is a fun way to encourage them to eat healthily. Here are 10 of our favourite recipes you can make with your kids:
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1. Salad in a Jar
Why not make a fun, colourful salad with your kids? The fact that they’ve helped to make it means they’re likely to want to eat it too. The novelty of the salad being in a jar just adds to the fun. This is also a great opportunity to harvest and make use of fresh greens they’ve grown in a Smart Garden 3 or Smart Garden 9.
2. Broccoli Pasta Shells
This tasty meal only takes 5 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook. It’s a healthier version of pesto and pasta, featuring broccoli which is a great source of vitamins K and C. It takes just 20 minutes to make and is low in calories
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3. Strawberry Lime Smoothies
A delightful recipe for which your kids could even use wild strawberries grown in a Smart Garden. It’s healthy, looks like milkshake and tastes great - what’s not to love?
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4. Mini Pepper Pizzas
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5. No-Bake Cookies
Your kids will especially enjoy helping you make these cookies. There’s no need to use a hot oven and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare.
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6. Potato Pancakes
Pancakes appeal to all ages, they’re easy to make and incredibly satisfying. Serve alongside salads consisting of homegrown herbs.
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7. Vegetable Fried Rice
Rice is such a versatile dish, it can go with almost anything. With this easy recipe, your kids will get to make a delicious Mediterranean style dish. They’ll also be able to add greens they’ve grown themselves in a Smart Garden.
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8. Pea and Broccoli Soup
9. Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
An ambitious recipe your kids can help you make. Bibb lettuce is suggested but you could experiment with your very own, homegrown lettuce.
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10. Yogurt Parfait
Your kids will enjoy creating these delicious masterpieces. They can be served as healthy snacks or desserts.
So what are you waiting for? Set aside some quality time with your kids and let them experience the excitement of cooking. It’s a wonderful life skill which encourages them to be creative and gives them a sense of accomplishment.