Cooking With Kids Thursday: Mini Frittatas

These days we are trying really hard to eat healthier in our house.  As part of that, we have some sort of salad for dinner at least once a week.  Let’s just say my 2, 4 and 6 year old children were not that excited about the idea of dinner being lettuce, but I found a solution that works great.  Instead of mixing everything together in a big salad bowl, I place each ingredient in a spearate bowl and let the kids build their own salads.  They absolutely love it and actually look forward to salad night now.  It is because of this success that I now try to find as many meals as possible where the kids can “build” their own food.  These mini frittatas are perfect.  I can already tell this is going to become a family favorite.  Who says eggs can only be for breakfast?  Thanks Disney Family Fun!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheese, diced vegetables, and cooked and chopped bacon, ham, or sausage)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Here is how to make it -> Mini Frittatas Tutorial



Cooking With Kids Thursday: Non Toxic/Edible Glitter!

With three little girls in my house, glitter is an ever present part of our lives.  According to my girls, “It isn’t pretty unless it sparkles.”  Where do they even get this stuff from?  I personally hate the mess aspect of glitter and try to avoid it all all costs, but this recipe looks kind of fun so I just might be willing to ignore the mess for just one day.  I know my girls would think I was the coolest mom ever if I let them make their own glitter.  Thanks for the recipe Planet Pals!

Here’s what you need to make your own glitter:

  • Baking Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of LIQUID food coloring
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees

Here’s how to make it -> Non Toxic/Edible Glitter Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Homemade Lollipops

How to make homemade lollipops
The DIY lollipops are sort of a fun, quick acitvity to do in the kitchen with the kids.  They are sure to have a blast picking their own flavor combinations and then eating the results.  Thanks A Little Art Can’t Hurt!

Here is what you need to make these:

  • jolly ranchers
  • candy sticks
  • parchment paper
  • foil
  • a cookie sheet

Here’s how to make it -> Homemade Lollipops Tutorial


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Banana Peanut Butter Sushi

When I saw this meal idea, two things came to mind.  First is that this would be such a cute lunch to send with my preschooler and kindergardner to school.  Second is that this is the perfect lunch that my kids could make all by themselves.  They are always asking if they can help when I am prepping meals, and I am always freaking out as I watch them heading for a knife to “help” me.  Letting them make this gives them the opportunity to practice those cutting skills, while using a harmless butter knife.  Can you guess what we are having for lunch tomorrow?  Thanks I Love Easy Kids Recipes!

Here’s what you need to make this:

  • 1 (8″) soft whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 banana
  • 1T raisins
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • 2T peanut butter

Here’s how to make it -> Banana Peanut Butter Sushi


Cooking With Kids Thursday: Edible Crayons

These edible crayons are another fun way to get your kids excited about school starting again.  How fun would it be to let your kids invite friends over and have a big crayon making and eating party?!  Thanks Gourmet Mom On The Go!

Here’s what you need to make these:

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Candy Melts (or white chocolate bark/chocolate chips with a little of your favorite food coloring added)
  • Paper Labels (make them yourself or download here. Print on colored paper of your choice)

Here’s how to make them -> Edible Crayons Tutorial