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Healthy Kids Recipes

Get started cooking today and learning has never tasted so good. Cooking is a great way to teach children about food, nutrition, and to involve them in the process of making a healthy meal. Kids love to taste the food they helped prepare and this will eventually lead them to make better food choices. The following are some easy, kids approved recipes for your healthy cooking adventure.

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Stuffed Tomatoes with Tuna and Peas Ham, Carrots and Cheese Pockets Sprinkled Cauliflower After School Muffin Pizza

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Filled Tomato with Tuna and Peas

What you need:

Tomatoes
Onion
1/2 tsp spoon salt
Pepper
Little bit of lemon juice

Cottage cheese
frozen peas
1 can of tuna

What you do:

Wash tomatoes and dry. With knife cut a lid of the top of the tomato. Have kids scoop out the tomato with a spoon. For the filling cut onions and mix with salt, pepper, lemon juice and cottage cheese.
Defrost the frozen peas while holding colander with peas under cold running water. Dry and add to the mixture. Open can of tuna remove water and use fork to tear into small pieces. Now mix everything together and fill tomatoes with the mixture. Finally place lid on top of the tomato. Enjoy!

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Ham, Carrots and Cheese Pockets

What you need:

Ready-made pie crust
Grated cheese
1 Carrot
Ham slices

Mustard or Mayo
1 Egg

 

What you do:

Grate carrot and cut Ham into small pieces. Put Ham, carrot and cheese in a mixing bowl. Kids stir with wooden spoon to mix.
Cut pie crust into 8 triangles. Kids place a small amount of Mustard or Mayo on the middle of each triangle. Use knife to spread the mustard but leave a border free. Add the mixture on top of the mustard. Crack the egg into a mixing bowl and beat with fork until yolk and white are mixed together. With a brush add the egg to the outside rim of the triangle.
Place a triangle on top and close it with the help of a fork. (See illustration)
Place triangles on baking sheet and brush with egg. Poke some holes with fork into the triangles.

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Sprinkled Cauliflower

What you need:

Cauliflower
2 Eggs
1 Tomato
1 Tsp butter
2 Tsp bread crumbs
4 Tsp grated cheese

What you do:

Cook eggs for 8 minutes in boiling water. Wash and cut tomato and egg into small cubes. (Let children help you cut with a plastic knife) Cook or steam cauliflower. Drain cauliflower in colander. Melt butter in the same pan as you cooked the cauliflower. Place cauliflower on a nice bowl, sprinkle with bread crumbs and add tomato, eggs and cheese. Pour melted butter over everything.

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After School Muffin Pizza

What you need:

1 English muffin or bagel, split and toasted
4 teaspoons pizza sauce or tomato puree
3 tablespoons shredded part- skim mozzarella cheese

What you do:

Place English muffins on clean work surface. Spread each toasted muffin with 2 teaspoons pizza sauce and 1-1/2 tablespoons cheese. Spread with topping choices. Place on baking sheet or place in toaster oven and bake at 350°F, about 10 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted.

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