Healthy recipes for kids and the whole family

Would you like to see your kids eating healthier? Our healthy recipes for kids are just the beginning. We also give loads of great ideas to get kids excited about cooking and eating healthy.

We'll share tons of free kid-friendly recipes and healthy snacks, as well as recipes your children can make themselves and fun cooking tasks to get kids involved in the kitchen. We'll also share ways you can "sneak" vegetables and other healthy ingredients into your family's favorite everyday recipes.

What makes this site different from other recipe sites? Simple!

The kids get to vote!

After every recipe you try, help your kids to send us their votes on how they liked the recipe. It's free and it's fun and there are no strings attached (we don't share your personal information.)

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Every night, your kids simply log in to our Kids Canteen Club, find the recipe they just tried, and rank it from 0 – 5. They can also add comments, ideas, and photos of the prepared recipes.

It's very simple to vote and you won't believe how much fun dinner becomes when the kids have taste-testing to look forward to! They might even start trying foods they wouldn't have touched before!

Get Kids Involved in the Cooking

We believe that the best way to get kids to eat healthy is by getting them involved in the cooking process. This doesn't mean they need to learn how to cook dinner themselves!

While we include some healthy recipes for kids to make themselves, from start to finish, we also encourage kids to get involved in any or all aspects of the family meals.  Here are just a few ways kids can get involved in cooking:

  • Choosing recipes (or better yet, planning meals for the week!)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Mixing and measuring ingredients
  • Helping you set the timer and alerting you when it goes off
  • Actually cooking (once they're old enough and have "graduated" to this stage)
  • Setting the table
  • Serving and clearing plates (this feels much more important than just washing dishes!)
  • Washing dishes (Yes, even this can be made fun)
  • Growing some of the ingredients!  (You won't believe what vegetables they'll try when they've actually had a hand in growing them!)
  • Taste-testing and rating each recipe.

Getting kids to help out in the kitchen pays off in so many ways:

  1. After the initial learning curve, they'll actually be a help!
  2. They'll practice mathematics without even knowing it!
  3. You'll have quality time together instead of "Not now… I'm making dinner."
  4. Kids are more likely to try a dish if they've helped in its preparation (or even just in the decision-making). That's where our Kids Canteen Club comes in!
  5. They'll learn healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime!

Kid creating his own bagel pizza

Our focus is on healthy recipes for kids and the whole family and ways to incorporate healthy ingredients into your kids' favorite dishes. Of course, this doesn't mean we're not going to share our kids' favorite "Octopus Hotdogs" or my family's famous Carrot Cake recipe that's been handed down and perfected for generations. We've gotta have cake sometimes too! We'll even share some terrific kids birthday cake designs.

So look around, try out some recipes, and get started.

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