Learning how to cook is an important life skill. If you want to get your kids started, here are some easy recipes they can try.
- 4 Pitas
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Four Tbsp tomato sauce
- 4 slices of precooked bacon
- 1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks
Step one: Preheat oven to 425° F.
Step two: Place pitas on baking sheet. Spread one tablespoon of sauce onto each pita.
Step three: Divide equal amounts of mozzarella over tomato sauce.
Step four: Crumble bacon and sprinkle over mozzarella. Add pineapple last.
Step five: Bake until cheese is melted, about 10-12 minutes.
Step six: Carefully remove from the oven and cut pita into four slices.
Chocolate covered strawberry overnight oats
- ½ cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup oats
- ½ banana, mashed
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- ½ Tbsp cocoa power (unsweetened)
- ½ Tbsp maple syrup
Step one: Mix all the ingredients in a Mason jar and close.
Step two: Store in the fridge overnight and eat for breakfast.
Sunflower Seed Sweet Toast
- 1 slice bread
- 1 Tbsp low fat cream cheese
- 2 Tsp plain sunflower seeds (no shell)
Step one: Toast bread in toaster according to preference.
Step two: Spread cream cheese on toast.
Step three: Sprinkle sunflower seeds over toast and drizzle honey on top.
Lady Bug Apples
- 1 red apple
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp raisins
- 2 pretzel sticks
Step one: slice apple in half and scoop out the core using a melon baller.
Step two: Place apple cut side down and dap spots of peanut butter around red part of apple
Step three: Stick raisins onto the peanut butter
Step four: Stick pretzel into raison for antennae
Ham, Egg and Cheese Roll-Ups (adapted from delish.com)
- 10 eggs
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- black pepper
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 20 slices ham
Step one: Heat broiler. In a large bowl, crack eggs and whisk together with garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step two: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add eggs and scramble. Stir in cheese until melted then stir in baby spinach and tomatoes until combined.
Step three: on a cutting board place two slices of ham. Top with a big spoonful of scrambled eggs. Repeated until no reaming ham or eggs.
Step four: place roll-ups in a baking dish and broil for about five minutes or until ham is crispy.
Chicken Parmesan Sliders
- 1 bag of precooked, breaded, frozen chicken breast.
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 2 cups marinara
- extra virgin olive oil
- 12 slider buns
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
Step one: cook chicken per package instructions
Step two: in a medium baking dish, lay bottom half of slider buns. Top with a layer of marinara, cooked chicken, mozzarella and parmesan. Top with top slider bun.
Step three: in a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic powder and parley. Brush bun tops with butter mixture and bake at same temperature as chicken until cheese is melted.