3 Easy And Fun Summertime Recipes For Kids

Children love to emulate their parents and they especially like to pretend that they are cooking. Whether using pretend food ingredients, or actual toy foods, children quickly become miniature chefs as they use their imaginations to bake and create new and exciting dishes.

Why not nurture their love for cooking by inviting your children to help you in the kitchen? We are going to share some kid-friendly recipe ideas that require minimal help from mum or dad and that can help create a learning experience in the kitchen. Let’s get started:

Easy And Fun Summertime Recipes For Kids

Fresh Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe, flesh removed with melon baller or cut into chunks
  • 1 honeydew, flesh removed with melon baller or cut into chunks
  • 1 pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 quart strawberries, tops removed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:

  • Combine fruit in large bowl.
  • Drizzle in orange juice.

Italian Ice Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 (340 g) bag frozen raspberries, defrosted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons simple syrup, recipe follows
  • chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 14 wooden ice pop sticks

Simple Syrup:

  • 56g water
  • 113g sugar

Directions:

  • Combine the raspberries and the mint in a blender and puree.
  • Add the lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup, adding more to taste. Blend to combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze until partially frozen.
  • Insert the wooden sticks and return trays to the freezer to freeze completely.

Simple Syrup:

  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Take pan off heat and cool the syrup.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 large orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 12 chocolate dipped strawberries, recipe follows

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:

  • 70g dark chocolate
  • 453g strawberries, washed and trimmed

Directions:

  • Cut the kiwi and orange crosswise into 4 rounds, then cut each round into 3 pieces.
  • To prepare the skewers, put 2 blueberries about 1/3 of the way down the skewer, add a piece of kiwi, a pineapple chunk, a piece of orange, and top with a chocolate dipped strawberry.

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:

  • Line a tray with waxed paper.
  • Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place about two thirds of it into the bowl of a double boiler over barely simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
  • Stir occasionally, until the chocolate has melted.
  • Remove the bowl from the double boiler and add the rest of the chocolate, stirring gently until it has melted.
  • Dip the strawberries into the chocolate and place them on the waxed paper to chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until chocolate is set.

Contact Mighty Oaks Nursery

To learn more ways to create fun and exciting learning experiences for your child, contact Mighty Oaks Nursery today and speak with a nursery specialist who can answer any questions you might have.

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