Kiddie Kitchen Cooks

A kitchen is a fascinating place for learning, even for your little curious cooks. Cooking is a valuable life skill that develops motor skills, teaches nutrition and literacy. So if you’re thinking of spicing up the dining table with your kids, just go and let them tinker with different food flavors in the kitchen. Hands-on experiences are particularly vital at this stage in their lives.

Whether it’s sweet or salty, sour or spicy – many kid-friendly recipes that will make eating with the whole family a lot more fun!

So get your little ones’ creative hats ready and involve them in the kitchen with these absolutely flavorful and kid-friendly recipes.

Air-fried Chicken Tenders

There’s a reason why a chicken snack is always on most kids’ top favorites. It is crunchy, yummy, and oozing with flavor. And the best thing about it? It is so easy to prepare. It will be most convenient if you have an air fryer at home, so you can easily make your kid’s favorite chicken snack in less than fifteen minutes. 

Try this yummy recipe with your kid.

1. Gather all the ingredients.

  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins (or breasts)
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

2. Preheat your air fryer.

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3. Get your chicken strips or cut the chicken breasts into thin 1-inch strips.

4. Prepare the flour in a bowl.

5. Ask your kid to get another bowl, add two eggs, and whisk it. Make this activity an opportunity to encourage them to splash and stir with their hands. Full sensory learning has staying power.

6. Get a third bowl and fill it with your desired seasoning such as breadcrumbs, onion or garlic powder, or even plain salt and pepper. You can even mix it all to enrich the flavor.

7. Dip the chicken strips into the flour, then the eggs, and lastly the breadcrumbs.

8. Place coated chicken in the air fryer. 

9. Let your kid set the timer and wait for about 7 to 10 minutes. 

10. Get your chicken tenders from the air fryer and enjoy them immediately. 

Rice-cooked Mushroom Meal

Boost your kid’s Vitamin D level with a rice-cooked creamy mushroom rice meal. Yes, a rice cooker is more than just its name. There are many classic and new food recipes that can be cooked using this multipurpose machine. 

Teach your child how to start heating the pot and let’s try a new dish!

1. Gather all the ingredients.

  • ½ cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • ½ chopped onion
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon sour cream

2. Except for the sour cream, place all ingredients in a rice cooker. You can ask your child to lead this task to improve their fine motor and learning. The Midea 1.8L Multi Cooker is your versatile cooking partner at home. It is easy to use, and conveniently steams or warms up your meals.

3. Cook the rice the normal way you cook it.

4. In a separate bowl, ask your kid to whisk the sour cream.

5. When rice cooking is completed, add the whisked sour cream.

6. Replace lid and simmer for additional 10 minutes.

7. Stir and enjoy.

Homemade Ice Cream 

Whatever the season may be, kids love to snack on their favorite ice cream. The good news is that you don’t need to go out to buy unhealthy frozen delights nor a fancy ice cream machine to make some. Bring out your kid’s love for sweets as you prepare your homemade ice cream together!

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1. Prepare the ingredients.

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

3. Cook the rice the normal way you cook it.

2. Place all the ingredients into a jar and seal it. You can give this task to your kid so he/she can see how the ingredients mix. This helps refine their motor skills.

3. Shake the jar vigorously for around 5 minutes. You will notice the cream mixture double in size. 

4. Place the jar in the freezer for around 3 hours. For a surprisingly friendly experience, the Midea 3.5 Cu Ft Chest Freezer allows you to store many of your delectable frozen goods. 

5. Remove hardened ice cream from the freezer.

6. Let your kid experiment with colors and flavors by adding toppings.

Microwave Mug Pizza

Of course, the popularity of pizza across all ages is no longer a surprise. What makes it even more attractive is that you can prepare it in just under five minutes! 

Get your favorite microwavable mugs and try this healthy and flavorful recipe with your kid.

1. Prepare the ingredients.

  • Pizza dough
  • Marinara sauce
  • Cheese
  • Toppings like veggies, pepperonis, mushrooms

2. Get your mug and place the dough in it. 

3. Ask your child to spread some marinara sauce.

4. Say cheese and make the preparation more fun by grating the cheese together. 

5. Add your favorite toppings such as veggies, pepperonis, or mushrooms. 

6. Put in a microwave for one minute. The Midea 20L Light Blue Digital Control Microwave Oven is not only stylish, it also lets you see through the glass for a more fun cooking experience. With its 5 microwave power levels, this machine also gives you more choices on how to heat or cook your food.  

7. Get your mug and serve it!

Nothing beats seeing your child master a few basic cooking skills even while they are young. Inviting them to participate in household tasks is also a great way to create quality family time, promote good nutrition, and teach valuable life skills. 

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