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10 Healthy Beginner Recipes to Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen

By Kelsey Banfield |

Green bean tomato salad

My daughter is still pretty young, but she really enjoys cooking with me on occasion. When she gets a little older I’ll gradually give her more challenging dishes to make. Someone asked me recently what I would recommend to get their grade school-age child cooking in the kitchen. She had been inspired by this recent New York Times article. I thought of about 100 recipes, but decided to start with 10 based on her child’s taste preferences. Here is a list much like the one I gave her. It contains basic recipes for staples like marinara sauce and homemade bread, as well as more unique dishes like a creamy soup and raw vegetable salad. I’ll give you more ideas for getting kids cooking in the kitchen soon, but here is a start. Get those kids in the kitchen and cooking!

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10 Healthy Beginner Recipes to Get Kids Cooking in the Kitchen

Caprese Panini

A pressed sandwich is always a good healthy meal and this one features fresh tomatoes and herbs. Making it kids will learn how to control heat in a skillet.
Make a caprese panini

Photo: Brooklyn Supper

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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