Kids in the Kitchen recipes


Healthy, kid-friendly recipes from our weekly recipe blogger, Mandy Fayne.


Healthier Sugar Cookies

This recipe for sugar cookies and delicious, melty frosting has a healthy twist.


Baked Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries are my family's new favorite veggie side. While fries imply something unhealthy for you, this savory, crunchy and delicious twist on zucchini is healthy! Best of all, they are easy to make and super fun for the kids to help bake!

My kids participated by whisking the egg. (I have the cutest giraffe whisk -thanks Target!) Then my kiddos dipped each zucchini slice into the beaten egg and then into the seasoned breadcrumbs.

While this recipe is a fun activity for the whole family to participate in, this was not a very clean activity.  My kids had so much fun baking these fries and eating the fruit (or in this case, veggie) of their labor, this healthy recipe is worth a little mess!


Coconut Crusted Chicken

I hope you enjoy cooking this quick and amazingly delicious dinner (mom, dad, and kid approved) as much as we did. Both my kids helped in the preparation. My daughter whisked the egg. My son arranged the three bowls and poured in the ingredients. We took turns dipping the chicken and making sure each piece was thoroughly coated. Best of all, we ate a yummy nutritious dinner together!


Easy Banana Nutella Crepes

Dreaming of Paris? Add a little culture to your family's breakfast with this easy recipe for a twist on a French favorite.


Healthy Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

Kids can help make and bake this delicious cake, perfect for a lunch or dinner dessert, or even a brunch!


Healthy Chicken Brown Fried Rice

Since most fried rice from restaurants are loaded with sodium and super greasy, I created a healthy version with brown rice so my son could indulge in his favorite rice dish every week.

Tip: Before you go out and buy the ingredients for the healthy take on this classic Chinese dish, buy a pair of cooking scissors if you do not already own one. It makes cutting chicken into bite size pieces a breeze!


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

My son sprayed the loaf pan, squeezed in a splash of lemon juice, shredded the zucchini, held the grater while I shredded more zucchini, and finally decided to rest (thank goodness)! We baked a scrumptious yet healthy treat to for everyone enjoy!


Pretzel S'mores Bark

Feel free to customize this chocolate treat to your family's favorite flavors. Have fun choosing which toppings you want- nuts, peppermints or dried fruit would all taste delicious!

This bark tastes fresh for about two weeks if kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.


Easy, healthy Thai Noodles

This is the simplest noodle dish! The healthy bonus is it is packed with protein from the creamy peanut butter.

Kids can help with the prep by mixing the peanut butter, soy sauce and sesame oil. My kiddos slurped up their healthy and easy lunch in just as much time as it took me to make it! This noodle dish is a terrific dinner too! Quick, easy, yummy and nutritious!


Funfetti Cupcakes with a healthy twist

My sweet kiddos wanted to bake cupcakes from scratch, and I am never one to pass up a baking project! We debated about the flavor and ultimately settled on funfetti for a colorful sweet treat! This recipe is easy, healthier than your typical cupcake, and delicious!


Nutella Sugar Cookies

We can't get enough Nutella. These cookies are super easy, quick and yummy!


Watermelon Salsa

It takes less than five minutes to whip up this sweet and savory salsa! This is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or summer cookouts.


Blueberry Buttermilk Cake

This recipe for Blueberry Buttermilk Cake is perfect for holiday brunches or lunch potlucks. Plus, it has healthy touches for a guilt-free treat.

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