It makes sense that the more stress and pressures that we have, the more that we turn to food to soothe ourselves. Comfort foods are intrinsically linked to the experiences that we associate with them and the fond memories from our past that they dredge up. Foods represent so many of our social gatherings: birthday parties, anniversaries, and other celebrations all center on foods that make us feel warm and special. One of the best ways that you can spend time with your child is in the kitchen, getting creative and preparing delicious and hearty meals that will become a part of their repertoire for years to come. Even though it may not seem like much, simply spending time in the kitchen with your child will be a lasting memory that will lead to him passing on recipes to his children. 

Easy recipes for kids don’t have to stray far from your everyday meal plans and don’t require any additional time or effort. Especially after a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is stand over the stove and cook, so make an event out of it and gather your family in to come help. You’ll be surprised to know that most easy kids recipes are ones that are less time consuming than the recipes that you are already making so that you really can just make quick one pot stews or ten minute casseroles. 

Children love to explore, touch things and most of all get dirty, so activities in the kitchen provide the perfect source of stimulation for them. These are the moments that your child will carry with him forever and it is one of the best ways to spend quality family time together. When making easy recipes for kids let your imagination run wild and get as creative and elaborate as you’d like. Turn it into a family night where one night a week everyone gathers into the kitchen and helps each other cook. There really is no limit to the possibilities and its really up to you how creative you want to get. 

There is nothing that states that the easy recipes for kids that you use have to be strictly for dinner, use them for lunch or breakfast and have breakfast for dinner just to add a little variety. Children always love to bake desserts because the entire process form start to finish involves a sweet reward. Use the internet to look up a recipe for pie, cake, or homemade ice cream and you won’t be sorry. Your kids will love whipping up the frosting and assembling the cake as well as utilizing all of the different kitchen appliances involved in baking. Consider making an activity out of the baking day and invite all of your child’s classmates over to celebrate his birthday by baking a cake together. These are the moments that your child will carry with him throughout the rest of his life and will pass on one day to his very own children.