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Easy Summer Recipes for Kids

Easy Summer Recipes for Kids That They’ll Love!

Easy summer recipes for kids

Summer is the perfect time to get kids involved in the kitchen! Whether they’re on break from school or looking for some fun activities, cooking together can be a delightful experience. Not only does it keep them engaged, but it also teaches them essential life skills. In this blog, we’ve compiled ten easy and delicious summer recipes that kids will love to help make and devour. Let’s dive into the culinary adventure with these tasty treats!

10 Super Easy Summer Recipes for Kids:

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs
  • Ingredients:
    • Assorted fresh fruits (strawberries, grapes, watermelon, pineapple, etc.)
    • Wooden skewers
  • Instructions:
    • Wash and cut the fruits into bite-sized pieces.
    • Thread the fruits onto the wooden skewers in colorful patterns.
    • Serve these delightful fruit kabobs as a healthy and refreshing snack!

Rainbow Veggie Wraps

rainbow veggie wraps
  • Ingredients:
    • Whole wheat tortillas
    • Hummus or cream cheese
    • Assorted colorful vegetables (carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, spinach, etc.)
  • Instructions:
    • Spread hummus or cream cheese evenly on the tortillas.
    • Finely chop the vegetables and arrange them in rows on the tortillas.
    • Roll up the tortillas tightly and slice them into bite-sized pieces.

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Homemade pizza pockets
  • Ingredients:
    • Pre-made pizza dough
    • Pizza sauce
    • Shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Assorted toppings (pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, etc.)
  • Instructions:
    • Preheat the oven as per the pizza dough package instructions.
    • Roll out the dough and cut it into smaller circles.
    • Spread pizza sauce on one side of the circle.
    • Sprinkle cheese and add your desired toppings.
    • Fold the dough over the toppings and press the edges to seal.
    • Bake until golden brown, and enjoy!

Banana Split Parfait

banana split
  • Ingredients:
    • Ripe bananas
    • Vanilla yogurt
    • Fresh strawberries
    • Chocolate syrup
    • Whipped cream
    • Nuts or sprinkles (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • Slice the bananas and strawberries into small pieces.
    • Layer bananas, yogurt, and strawberries in a clear glass, and repeat.
    • Drizzle chocolate syrup and add a dollop of whipped cream on top.
    • Sprinkle nuts or sprinkles for an extra treat!

Cucumber Sandwiches

cucumber sandwich
  • Ingredients:
    • Sliced bread (white or whole wheat)
    • Cream cheese or softened butter
    • Thinly sliced cucumber
    • Dill or chives (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • Cut the crusts off the bread slices.
    • Spread cream cheese or butter on each slice.
    • Place cucumber slices on one slice and sprinkle with dill or chives.
    • Top with another bread slice, press lightly and cut into fun shapes.

Watermelon Popsicles

watermelon popsicles
  • Ingredients:
    • Watermelon chunks (seedless)
    • Popsicle sticks
  • Instructions:
    • Insert popsicle sticks into the watermelon chunks.
    • Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze.
    • Enjoy these refreshing and naturally sweet popsicles on hot summer days!

Frozen Banana Bites

Frozen Banana Bites
  • Ingredients:
    • Ripe bananas
    • Greek yogurt
    • Honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • Cut the bananas into bite-sized pieces.
    • Dip each piece into Greek yogurt and place them on a parchment-lined tray.
    • Freeze until solid, and if desired, drizzle with honey or maple syrup before serving.

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza
  • Ingredients:
    • Flour tortillas
    • Pizza sauce
    • Shredded cheese
    • Assorted toppings (ham, pineapple, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Instructions:
    • Preheat the oven as per the tortilla package instructions.
    • Spread pizza sauce evenly on the tortillas.
    • Sprinkle cheese and add your desired toppings.
    • Bake until the cheese melts and turns bubbly.

Fruity Yogurt Bark

Fruity Yogurt Bark
  • Ingredients:
    • Greek yogurt
    • Sliced strawberries, blueberries, and kiwis
    • Honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Spread Greek yogurt on the sheet evenly.
    • Arrange the sliced fruits on top.
    • Drizzle with honey or agave syrup for added sweetness.
    • Freeze until solid, then break into pieces for a healthy and colorful snack.

Berry Smoothie

Berry smoothie
  • Ingredients:
    • Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    • Yogurt or milk
    • Banana
    • Honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • Instructions:
    • Blend the mixed berries, yogurt or milk, and banana until smooth.
    • Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.
    • Pour into glasses and serve with a colorful straw.

Have Fun Creating These Recipes!

Cooking with kids is fun and a fantastic way to spend quality time together during the summer months. These easy recipes will ignite their creativity and delight their taste buds. From refreshing snacks to sweet treats, there’s something for every young chef to try. So, put on those aprons, gather your ingredients, and let the culinary adventures begin! Bon appétit!

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