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5 Easy Recipes Kids Can Make for Mom

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 under General, Ideas for Kids

Mother’s Day in our house usually begins with my husband asking what I want for breakfast and beyond! I’m in charge of the cooking and meal planning in my house, and I’m guessing I’m not the only Mom out there with this task. Because my toddlers are at an age where they can help both Mom and Dad in the kitchen, I’ve put a “bug” in my husband’s ear BEFORE Mother’s Day to get him thinking about recipes both he and the kids can make for Mom. I’ve already let him know I’ll help with the clean-up (we all know they’ll need it!).

 

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Not only is cooking for Mom a great idea and gift, it shows her that you are paying attention and care! So, here are 5 easy recipes kids can help make for mom!

 

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1. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes

Mom gets to enjoy a delicious breakfast with these Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes! An easy and tasty breakfast classic. The kids can help by stir the batter and add the toppings to the cooked pancakes. 

 

2. Vanilla Chia Overnight Oats

Easy, healthy, and customizable! Kids can prep oavernight oatmeal the day before, then prepare topings the next morning. You can customize the toppings to your family's taste. Add fruits, crunchy granola, or berries. 

 

 5 Easy Recipes Kids Can Make for Mom | Envirokidz

 

3. Chocolate Dipped Pear Hearts

What Mom doesn’t love chocolate and fruit?! The snack is healthy enough for the whole family too! The cereal coating add a great crunch. You can even experiment with other fruit like apples, strawberries, and oranges.  

 

4. Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups

These tasty cups can be breakfast, dessert, or a snack. Kids have fun decorating their cups and mom gets a yummy and healthy treat. 

 

 5 Easy Recipes Kids Can Make for Mom | Envirokidz

 

5. Veggie Panini

Maybe breakfast isn't your thing and  you want to make mom a simple lunch for Mother’s Day. Just sauté vegetables and layer them on whole wheat bread with cheese and basil before grilling, and you have this easy and nutritious Veggie Panini! Try pairing it with mom’s favorite soup to get the perfect soup and sandwich combination. 

 

If the recipe doesn’t turn out, or your kiddos just so happens to forget an ingredient or two, don’t fret! Mom will appreciate the break from her kitchen-routine. And I’m sure she has a favorite carry-out number on speed dial!

 

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Katie Serbinski

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Katie Serbinski, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian and Mom of two boys under two. She’s the founder of Mom to Mom Nutrition, a healthy food and lifestyle blog where she shares her “me time” with other health-minded parents. On her blog, you’ll find simple, family-friendly recipes, tips for new parents, and realistic nutrition advice. Connect with Katie through email Katie@MomToMomNutrition.com or Twitter @MomNutrition