Ever wonder how your mom or dad puts dinner together with no problem? Or how a chef on TV can make something delicious without getting the food all over the place?
If you want to grow up to be a star in the kitchen, start now by learning some basics about cooking.
When you're thinking about what to make, remember that simple recipes are the best. That's why you might want to start with recipes just for kids.
Recipes for kids should:
If you're looking for recipes, consider these sources:
Once you've tried some kid-friendly recipes, you might want to:
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: September 2013
|Allrecipes.com This site offers more than 40,000 free recipes, plus lots of cooking tips and information.|
|Meals for You This site contains extensive categories (including vegetarian, diabetic, and low fat meals) and the ability to search recipes by ingredient.|
|Food Network TV's Food Network goes online with searchable menus and recipes, an encyclopedia of cooking terms, and ideas from celebrity chefs.|
|BAM! Body and Mind This CDC website is designed for 9- to 13-year-olds and addresses health, nutrition, fitness, and stress. It also offers games for kids.|
|Plastic Fork Diaries Plastic Fork Diaries is a site especially for kids that has stories about school, nutrition, and other kids.|
|When Snack Attacks Strike Snacks can keep kids going between meals. Find out more in this article, with links to easy recipes you can try.|
|About Vegetarian Recipes These recipes are for anyone following a vegetarian (meat-free) diet.|
|Award-Winning Cafeteria Recipes Yes, you can eat award-winning food in your school cafeteria. All 10 of these recipes won a contest held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Let's Move, the national effort to help kids get healthier.|
|Being Safe in the Kitchen Cooking and baking are lots of fun - as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.|
|When Can I Use the Oven and Stove? Want more responsibility in the kitchen? Check out this article for kids.|
|How to Read a Recipe Recipes explain how to cook different foods. Once you know how to follow a recipe, you can get cooking!|
|Garden-Fresh Lunches Let's step into the garden for some ideas on what you can pack for lunch. PB&J is great, but not every day!|
|Figuring Out Food Labels The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.|
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