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3 Easy Bake Recipes for Kids

Make fussy eating a thing of the past with these simple kid-friendly recipes, tips and baking accessories.Don’t let your child’s learning end in the classroom. Take it to the kitchen with these adorable cooking accessories that will have them making their lunch, and eating it too.

1. Zucchini Cheddar Bake

Eat you vegetables-and love them too! This Zucchini Cheddar Bake lets you get the most from your veggies and from your little chef-to-be.

Preschoolers +
Grease baking dish
Layer vegetables
Sprinkle cheese

Six years +
Measure ingredients
Shred cheese

Tweens
Cut veggies
Check dish for doneness

2. Roast Lemon Herb Salmon

Show your kids that learning something new can be both fun and tasty. This Roast Lemon Herb Salmon recipe has tasks for your special little helper, regardless of age.

Preschoolers +
Wash herbs
Snip herbs with safety scissors
Mix ingredients

Six years +
Squeeze lemons
Brush on lemon juice
Rub on herbs

Tweens
Cut and arrange salmon
Check dish for doneness

3. Spiced Custards

The only thing sweeter than these simple Spiced Custards, is the satisfaction of having made them yourself!

Preschoolers +
Crack eggs

Six years +
Measure ingredients
Whisk ingredients together in a bowl

Tweens
Fill baking dishes with custard mixture
Transfer ramekins to rack

What’s Cooking, Good Looking?

Every chef-in-training needs a proper owl apron-and a bear-shaped plate and Star Wars cupcake moulds couldn’t hurt either. Make cooking fun, clean and stylish with these cute cooking tools for kids.

Getting Your Kids into the Kitchen

Having trouble getting your kids passionate about food? Check out these tips from our panel of child and adult experts:

“Read recipes from beginning to end first to be sure you have all the tools and ingredients,” explains Jennifer Low, the bestselling author of Everyday Kitchen for Kids and mother of two. “Kids get excited and want to get going, but they need a game plan.”

Low also recommends setting time aside on the weekend for special cooking activities. The best part about her kid-friendly cookbook? No knives, motorized appliances or stovetop required. Check out our full Q & A with Jennifer Low for simple tips on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen.

If adult advice doesn’t cut it, then take it from the kids. We’ve rounded up a new generation of gardeners, food bloggers and health nuts. Get inspired by these child food activists who are doing good, and good for you.

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