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Cooking with Kids: Summer Break Recipes

When the little ones are bored and it seems like summer is stretching on forever, take this opportunity to get your kids in the kitchen. Not only will this teach them healthy habits, but it'll take a bit of the pressure off your plate.
Cooking with Kids: Summer Break Recipes
Cooking with Kids: Summer Break Recipes
Welcome to SideChef's original recipes. Created from scratch in the SideChef Kitchen, where recipe inspiration and ingredient experimentation is a way of life.
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Welcome to SideChef's original recipes. Created from scratch in the SideChef Kitchen, where recipe inspiration and ingredient experimentation is a way of life.

Let's Make a Quesadilla


Chicken & Broccoli Quesadilla

Step Stool Chef

In this Chicken & Broccoli Quesadilla recipe, not only will we show you step-by-step instructions for your little chef, but we will also share how to make it using a toaster oven! Plus, this dish is a great way to add veggies in a way kids will enjoy.



Frozen Yogurt Cups

Enlightened Foodie

With these great Frozen Yogurt Cups, all you need to do is change the shape of the treat, and to the kids, it becomes something new and exciting again.

Rocking and Rolling


3 Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups

Live Eat Learn

These 3 Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups are a simple and delicious way to make your own fruit leather (without any fancy equipment or ingredients)!

Roll out the Red Carpet


Homemade Fruit Roll-ups

Pip & Ebby

Eliminate artificial and unknown ingredients by making your own Homemade Fruit Roll-ups! This is the ultimate snack food for kids, and great for lunchboxes too!

Healthy for All Ages


Kid Friendly Banana Green Smoothie

Blender Babes

This is a basic, kid-friendly green smoothie recipe that you AND your kids will love! Packed with potassium, bananas are a smoothie staple that easily hides the light green flavor of the nutritional powerhouse ingredient in this green smoothie-- spinach.

Salsa Dancing


Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips

Step Stool Chef

This Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Pita Chips is super easy and super delicious. It makes for the perfect healthy mid-day treat or a quick lunchbox favorite.

Easy Peasy Cheesy


Easy Peasy Cheesy Puffs

Step Stool Chef

Light and airy, these Easy Peasy Cheesy Puffs make a perfect snack that kids of all ages can help put together.

Have it All


Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Step Stool Chef

These fabulous Fish Tacos pack all the food groups into one amazing lunchtime dish.

Get Fruity


Strawberry and Mango Fruit Salad Rolls

Partnership For A Healthier America

Add some delicious fruit into the mix for this twist on spring rolls. A healthy snack everyone can enjoy!

Kids Can Do It


Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Sliders

Step Stool Chef

Kids will LOVE these easy, fun Pull Apart BBQ Chicken Sliders. Quick and delicious, they're a perfect mid-afternoon snack or lunch that kids can make for themselves.

Breakfast in a Jar


Protein Packed Breakfast in a Jar

Step Stool Chef

Putting breakfast in a jar is absolutely genius--it’s quick, easy to make ahead, and a perfect grab-n-go for busy mornings. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids to cook their own breakfast.

Down South


Southern Banana Pudding

Cooking with Jack

This Southern Banana Pudding is a fun way to get your kid in the kitchen preparing their own dessert!

Easy Soufflé


Simple Vanilla Soufflé

Step Stool Chef

Soufflés are known to be a little tricky, but this one is easy enough for your youngster to catch on.

Pizza My Heart


Pizza in a Bowl

Step Stool Chef

This recipe is so easy, your little chef will hardly need any help at all!

You Go, Grill!


Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

Step Stool Chef

Bread, cheese, mayo, and mustard are sandwiched together in a waffle iron in this clever makeover meal: Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Rainbow Pasta Salad

Step Stool Chef

A fun pasta salad that works great in the lunchbox!

Getting Fancy


Italian Baked Tilapia Parmesan & Basil Pesto Rice

Step Stool Chef

This meal is absolutely delicious and one that your young cook will be proud of!

Cutesy Cooking


Taco Buddies

Step Stool Chef

Taco Buddies are a fun twist on a family favorite, and absolutely adorable to boot.

Mock Maki


Kid-Friendly Mock Maki

Julie Yoon

No raw fish required. Here's how to make an American style Bento Box with "mock maki" by using sandwich ingredients!

Pop Goes the Yogurt


Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles

The Fit Mediterranean

These protein-packed, three-ingredient Blueberry and Yogurt Popsicles hit the spot. They're so easy to make and you can enjoy them guilt-free!

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