Easy Cooking Recipes For Children
Is your child interested in cooking? Would they like to try a cooking recipe at home? Here at Club Hub, our directory is filled with thousands of cooking classes for children, so we have spoken to a few providers to tell us about some Easy Cooking Recipes For Children.
- 80g digestive biscuits
- 40g butter, melted
- 150g soft cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 1⁄2 large banana, sliced a squeeze fresh lemon juice
- 75ml Greek yoghurt to decorate:
- 10g plain chocolate, grated
- Crush the biscuits by placing them in a plastic food bag and bashing with a rolling pin.
- Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter and press into the bottom of a container.
- Sift the icing sugar into the cream cheese and mix until smooth.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the banana slices and add to the cream cheese, then carefully fold in the Greek yoghurt.
- Spoon the mixture onto the biscuit base and press down gently making sure there are no air bubbles.
- Sprinkle with grated chocolate to decorate.
At Home: Refrigerate and eat within 2 days.
Healthy Message: Bananas count towards your 5 a day. They are a good source carbohydrate which provides us with lots of energy to keep us
going throughout the day. Dairy products such as Greek yoghurt and cream cheese are rich in vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients are important for the growth and maintenance of strong bones, teeth and muscles. Can you think of a different fruit we could use to change the flavour of this recipe?
About Smart Rasbperry Cookery School
Do you struggle to fit in cooking with your child whilst juggling all the other demands of being a parent? We help children and young people to develop a valuable life skill by running fun cookery classes so that even fussy eaters grow up to be confident happy cooks with a wholesome appreciation of food. Our classes are delivered in person and online by professional, enthusiastic teachers who are passionate about educating children in cookery skills.
Children will develop confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills and we will help to widen your child’s food choices and develop a healthy fun and inquisitive relationship with food that gives them a platform to build on for life. Oh and the best bit is they get to share their delicious recipes with you!
Here’s what one of our students has to say:
“I love smart raspberry and really look forward to my Saturday classes. It teaches how to cook on your own and learn new skills. It has encouraged me to make different things and try new foods. I like the sausage rolls and focaccia bread is my favourite recipe”
We would love to offer you a FREE trial to one of our online classes:
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- 60g Plain flour
- 40g Butter
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- 20g Caster Sugar
- 6 Glace cherries (or raisins if you would prefer)
- In a bowl mix together the flour and the butter by rubbing both together with your fingers.
- Add the vanilla extract and mix in the caster sugar.
- Tear up the cherries (or raisins) and add these to the mixture.
- Sprinkle flour onto your work surface and roll out the mixture until it’s 0.5cm thick.
- Use a cutter to cut out shapes from the mixture and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C Fan / 180°C / Gas 3 for 12 – 15 minutes
About Cook Stars
At Cook Stars we are passionate about cooking and we simply LOVE good food!
We share our love of cooking through teaching children and teenagers how to create their very own dishes from scratch. We believe the secret to pleasurable learning is through ‘play’ so our classes are friendly, relaxed and fun.
What’s included in a Cook Stars class? All ingredients, cooking equipment and apron, packaging and lots of cooking know-how! There’s plenty of opportunity to experiment with weighing, measuring, shape cutting, decorating, rolling and much more! We learn about different ingredients, try new foods and develop useful life skills whilst we cook up a wide range of delicious dishes. We also treat children to a craft activity to keep them entertained during cooking time!
Lentil salad – Easy Cooking Recipes For Children
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (4 servings):
- 200g of Puy lentils
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- 1 yellow onion
- 6 radishes
- 1⁄2 orange pepper
- 20g cashew nuts
- 1 avocado
- Herbs de Provence, salt and black pepper
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil + 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- Rinse your Puy lentils under the water before cooking them (20 minutes) in 1.5 litres of boiling water.
- In the frying pan, cook the chicken breasts with some oil and salt. When it is cooked, cut them into small pieces and put them in the serving bowl.
- Add the lentils after draining them.
- Chop the yellow onion, the orange pepper, and the skinned avocado into small pieces. Sprinkle some herbs de Provence, salt and black pepper on top of your salad.
- Make the dressing with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard. Leave in the fridge for an hour before eating.
Little chef tips: You can use green or black lentils if you do not find Puy lentils. It will be tasty too. “Each time, I cook some lentils, I always think about the traditional French dish from Toulouse, my city: Saucisse-lentille”
Florence, Founder and Director of Kids En Cuisine
In six years of running Kids En Cuisine, my chefs and I have taught classes in homes and in some of the top private schools in London. We have partnerships with Planet Organic, As Nature Intended and Whole Food Market, and an online boutique selling cooking kits and kitchen utensils. I am also the author of ‘Cook with Flo’, a children’s cookbook which is being sold around the world.
Kids En Cuisine offers cooking classes focused on fruits and vegetables, natural and organic ingredients, aromatic herbs and spices. Depending on the ages of the children, we make the classes educational and fun by listening to music, dancing, joking and giving tips to help them to peel, cut and get confident in the kitchen. The classes will allow your children to use various cooking utensils and help them to develop their fine motor skills. They will try new flavours and textures, and learn through entertainment while becoming confident and creative cooks.
Cheeky Curry Bites
- 200g plain flour
- 80g butter
- 1tsp paprika
- Cold water
- 2 tsps tomato puree
- 1 tsp mango chutney
- 1/2 tsp mild curry powder
- 3 slices of sweet potato or butternut squash
- Before you start wash your hands and put on an apron, ask a grown up to pre-heat the oven to 180c.
- Put the flour into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs and then add the paprika.
- Gradually add a little cold water, until your pastry is a soft ball
- Sprinkle a little flour on your surface and rolling pin and roll out the dough into a rectangle and cut out 6 squares about ¼ inch thick.
- Put your squares aside and move on to the filling.
- In a bowl spoon the tomato puree, mango chutney and curry powder and mix together.
- Cut up the sweet potato or butternut squash into small pieces and add them to the bowl coating them in the mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into the middle of each square and then gather them up at diagonal ends making a little parcel.
- Brush a little milk over your parcels so the ends stick together and pop onto a baking tray. Using a fork prick small holes on one of the sides of the parcels.
- Ask your grown up to put them in the oven for approx. 12-15mins until golden.
Easy Cooking Recipes For Children by Ruth Founder of Three Bears Cookery Club
Cooking with kids…I appreciate that some of you may run in the other direction, but we promise to make your life easier. We believe that it is so important for children to have the opportunity to learn how to cook and develop independence in the kitchen.
Not only do children learn the different techniques needed for different recipes, but it develops their literacy skills; learning how to read and follow the stages of the recipe but their numeracy skills as well; learning how to weigh out the ingredients and knowing if they need to add more or less to the scales. It teaches children to use their senses; does it taste nice? how does it smell? What does that ingredient feel like? Exploring different textures and foods is important to children of all ages.
At Three Bears we are super passionate about cooking with children, we develop our recipes specifically for children, so older children can learn to follow the recipe themselves and younger children can follow the recipe with support and guidance from either ourselves or their parents. Check out our website for our top tips for cooking with children, recipes and our cookery classes, we have something for all ages and abilities; www.threebearscookeryclub.com
We are excited to share one of our favourite recipes for you to try out at home with your child. Our Cheeky Curry Bites recipe is suitable for children of all ages and older children should be able to follow this themselves. It is a great recipe to encourage new tastes and textures for your kids to try and always goes down well in our clubs.
We do love to see your bakes so please do let us know how you get on and do share a picture of your Cheeky Curry Bites on our social media channels.
HOME MADE NOODLE POTS
- Choose your container to place your food in.
- Add your noodles 1 cup (100g) cooked whole wheat, ribbon, rice, Udon, fine or medium sized.
- Cook the noodles as per packet instructions (usually in hot water for several minutes).
- Drain and rinse the noodles under cold water tap (this stops the noodles sticking together) and shake until excess water removed. These can be kept in the fridge for several days. Add a dash of oil which will keep the strands of noodles separate.
- Add your vegetables 1 or 2 tbsp of each. Chop finely or grate (carrot, peppers, cabbage, courgette, mange tout, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, beetroot etc). Tinned sweetcorn, frozen edamame or peas can be used too.
- Add your protein leftover chopped roast meats, chopped egg, smoked salmon, tinned fish, nuts, chickpeas, salad beans or kidney beans.
- Make up a basic salad dressing – 1 tsp each of honey, soy sauce and sunflower oil and mix in a small bowl.
- OPTIONAL: Add a dash of extra ingredients to the dressing (great for variation and experimenting with flavours) ¼ tsp five spice, garlic, grated ginger, lemon or lime juice, sesame oil, chilli oil, sesame seeds, fish sauce, mirim.
- Make up your noodle pot – Layer your noodle pot with one third noodles, up to one third protein and the rest vegetables.
- Pour the dressing over the top and mix in OR store in a small container to add when required.
- Tuck in and enjoy or place in the fridge until required (can be stored for 48 hours in the fridge).
- If you wish you can fry off the noodle pot contents for a few minutes for a quick and easy stir fry!
About Get Cooking!
Hi I’m Anne Marie and I run Get Cooking! For the last 11 years I have been providing cooking lessons and workshops. My aim is to inspire all ages to cook from scratch and encourage you to eat more vegetables no matter what your budget is.
I provide lessons in my home and local area of Warwick but since March I have been teaching live via Zoom to children and adults from all over the country and beyond!
If you would like to join me for a cook along apply CLUBHUB50 for 50% discount off your first class (valid to 28th November).
For more details visit: www.get-cooking.co.uk/online-cooking-workshops/
I would like to share with you one of my popular dishes, which is a great way to use random vegetables in your fridge and leftovers as well as easy for children to put together. It is a great way for all ages to try new vegetables and self serve to encourage trying new ingredients. It is also:
- great for packed lunches for children and adults alike,
- quick and simple to prepare,
- versatile and can be made in advance,
- variations infinite! (ok limited to whatever you have in your kitchen)