Cookbook for Kids

Healthy Recipes for Young Children (Kameryn Markham)

Nuggets & Noodles (Parents.com)

Ingredients:
  • 12 oz of spaghetti
  • 1 package (12 oz) breaded, ready-to-serve chicken nuggets
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese



Make it:

  1. Cook spaghetti according to directions on package.
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil. Place nuggets on prepared baking sheet, and bake 8 minutes. Spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce over nuggets. Top with shredded mozzarella; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake nuggets 4 minutes more
  3. Heat remaining marinara sauce, and toss with cooked pasta. Top with baked chicken nuggets.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings (Pillsbury.com)

Ingredients:
  • 1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 1 1/2lbs)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (8 biscuits)
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped


Make it:
  1. In 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat broth, chicken, soup and poultry seasoning to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase heat to medium-high; return to a low boil.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat each biscuit to 1/8-inch thickness; cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
  3. Drop strips, one at a time, into boiling chicken mixture. Add carrots and celery. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent dumplings from sticking.
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Egg Muffins (Parents.com)

Ingredients:


  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper


Make it:


  1. Lightly beat 5 eggs.
  2. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped sweet pepper, 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Coat six 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Divide egg mixture among muffin cups.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until set.
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Egg Salad with Pita Crackers (Parents.com)

Ingredients:


  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper
  • whole grain pita round
  • olive oil spray
  • carrots


Make it:


  1. Combine boiled egg with low-fat plain Greek yogurt, salt, and pepper.
  2. Serve with homemade pita chips;
  3. cut a whole grain pita round into 8 wedges. Mist on olive oil spray and bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with carrots. Pack four chips with the lunch.

Turkey & Cheese Quesadilla (Parents.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 8-inch whole grain tortillas
  • cooked turkey (or chicken) (2 oz)
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (2 Tbs.)
  • sliced green or red peppers (1 Tbs.)


Make It:

  1. In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add a tortilla. On one half of the tortilla, layer 2 oz. cooked turkey or chicken, 2 Tbs. shredded Cheddar, and 1 Tbs. sliced green or red peppers.
  3. Fold over the other half of tortilla and flip to brown each side and melt cheese, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Chicken Tetrazini (peanutblossom.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 7oz package of spaghetti
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (4 oz) parmesan cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 jar of Alfredo sauce (16 oz)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Penzeys Pasta Sprinkle

Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prep pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together chicken, parmesan cheese, and rest of the ingredients; stir in pasta.
  4. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

Chili Cheese Crescent Dogs (diaryofarecipecollector.com)


Ingredients:

  • 1 8 count can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 15 oz. can hot dog chili (no beans)
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Colby Jack or Cheddar)
  • Optional toppings: diced onions, jalapenos


Make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Unroll crescent dough triangles. Place a hot dog on the wide end of the crescent dough. Sprinkle a little shredded cheese on top of hot dog and roll up. Place in an 8 x 8 casserole dish. Repeat with remaining hot dogs while arranging them to fit in casserole dish.
  3. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or just until crescents are beginning to turn golden.
  4. Remove and top with chili and remaining shredded cheese. Place back in oven for another 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts and crescents finish turning golden brown.
  5. Top with diced onions and/or jalapenos, if desired.

Creamy Crockpot Chicken & Broccoli over Rice (picky-palate.com)

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 14 ounce can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 14 ounce can Cheddar Soup
  • 14 ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 cups steamed broccoli florets (Boiled in hot water for 3 minutes then drained)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Make it:

  1. Place soups, chicken broth, Cajun and garlic salt into a crockpot over low heat. Whisk until smooth. Add chicken, pressing to the bottom. Cover lid and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  2. When chicken is cooked, use 2 forks to shred into bite size pieces. Stir in sour cream and broccoli.
  3. Serve over steamed rice and sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Baked Sloppy Joes (thediaryofarealhousewife.com)

Ingredients:

  • Ground Turkey, 1 lb
  • Onion, 1/2 cup chopped
  • Tomato Sauce, 15 oz
  • Brown Sugar, 1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire Sauce, 2 tsp
  • Seasoning Salt, 1 tsp
  • Jumbo Biscuits, 1 package of 8


Make It:

  1. Start by browning your ground turkey and then add chopped onions. Allow to cook for until your ground turkey is completely cooked through.
  2. Add tomato sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, and seasoning salt. Allow to cook together for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Flatten your biscuits and then add about 2 spoonfuls of sloppy joe mix to each biscuits. Fold biscuit over and pinch end together.
  5. Place on a cookie sheet and allow to cook for 13-15 minutes or until your biscuits have started to brown on the top.

Bacon Club Baked Sliders (mrshappyhomemaker.com)


Ingredients

  • 1 package of 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ pound sliced ham
  • ¼ pound sliced turkey
  • 10 slices of cooked crispy bacon
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • ¼ to ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • diced green onions (optional)




Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet on medium heat.
  3. Add the onions, and cook for 5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic, & cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, & poppy seeds and cook until the onions are soft (about 10 more minutes).
  5. Slice the rolls in half all at once & place the bottom half in a 9×13 casserole dish.
  6. Spread on ¾ of the onion mixture; top with the ham, turkey, 8 slices of bacon, cheese, & top half of the buns.
  7. Spread the remaining onion mixture on top of the buns – then the remaining 2 slices of bacon, crumbled.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil & bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle on the shredded Cheddar cheese, place back in the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  9. Remove from the oven, and garnish with chopped green onions. Slice down the seams to make individual sliders.