OMO: Easy Recipes for Kids
Easy recipes for kids are a great way in which to develop their cooking skills and make them aware of the importance of nourishment and a healthy diet – that’s why OMO is publishing a series of articles about cooking and nutrition, with fun recipes and healthy food tips for kids!
One of the biggest problems that parents face is finding simple recipes for kids that are relatively safe for them to be involved in. The obvious solution is no-bake recipes, but if you want to teach your children about health and safety in the kitchen, it’s worth looking into a few easy-cook recipes to show them how to behave around hot pans. Here are some suggestions!
Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids
Scrambled Eggs on Toast
Scrambled eggs are easy to make and are healthy, too. Crack some eggs into a bowl and beat them well, using a whisk or a fork. This is a fun exercise for your kids! It can get a little messy, but luckily, OMO laundry detergent will help you with faster stain removal after your time spent in the kitchen.
You can add some milk to the eggs to make them fluffy. Heat a frying pan to a medium heat and add a knob of butter. While your pan is heating up, place a few slices of wholemeal bread into the toaster. Just when the butter has melted, pour your egg mixture into the pan and stir and fold with a spatula or wooden spoon a couple of times. Once your eggs have set (this won’t take long), remove the pan from the heat, butter your toast and place your eggs on top.
Homemade Granola Served with Natural Yoghurt
Much healthier (and cheaper) than the store-bought kind, this granola is fun to make as well as nutritious. Get a large mixing bowl and add in all of your ingredients, for example: 3 cups of rolled oats, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, ½ cup of maple syrup, 4 tablespoons of runny honey, ½ cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of almonds, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil, and 1 cup of raisins.
Mix all of the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and spread onto a baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C for about 40 minutes, or until the mixture is golden brown on top, turning the mixture once or twice whilst baking to ensure an even distribution of the heat. Place a few tablespoons of natural yoghurt into a bowl and sprinkle with some of the cooled granola mixture.
Other Fun & and Easy Cooking Recipes for Kids
Everyone loves toasted sandwiches, and they are so easy simple to make! The easiest ones to make just have only a cheese filling, but you can personalise your sandwich with a wide variety of ingredients. In order to make a toasted cheese sandwich in a frying pan, all that you need are two pieces of bread, a little bit of butter, and some cheese. First, grate or thinly slice the cheese.
Then, butter one side of each piece of bread. Place one piece of bread buttered-side down in the frying pan on a low heat, and then add cheese and the other piece of bread with its buttered side up. (Note: you want to have each buttered side on the outside of the sandwich.). Grill the sandwich until lightly browned and until the cheese has melted. Be sure to flip the sandwich over and cook on both sides.
Boil up some peas and potatoes, dry fry some of your favourite spices and onion in advance, and allow to cool. Once cooled, give your kids the opportunity to dive in, mixing up the ingredients and creating their own samosas however they wish.
Keep your kids at a safe distance from any splashes of oil while you fry the samosas, but be sure you keep track of which samosa belongs to whom – it’s always more exciting eating something that you have made yourself, after all! There is something truly special about a meal that has been made using the ingredients that you and your children have grown in your own garden. Click on the link for some tips from OMO on how to successfully grow your own tomatoes.