Cooking with Kids: Fun and Healthy Recipes Using Fresh Produce

Cooking with kids is a wonderful way to spend quality time together, teach essential life skills, and encourage healthy eating habits. Involving children in meal preparation can be both fun and educational, and using fresh produce ensures that your meals are nutritious and delicious. Fresh & Crisp bags from ICD Online are a great tool to keep your produce fresh longer, so you always have vibrant, healthy ingredients on hand for your culinary adventures. Here are a couple of simple, fun, and healthy recipes you and your kids can enjoy making together.


Rainbow Rice Paper Rolls

  • Rice paper wrappers
  • Red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • Carrots, julienned
  • Cucumbers, julienned
  • Capsicum (red, yellow, green), thinly sliced
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Fresh mint and basil leaves
  • Cooked tuna, chicken etc (optional)
  • Peanut or hoisin dipping sauce
  1. Prepare all the vegetables and place them in separate bowls.
  2. Fill a large bowl with warm water and dip each rice paper wrapper in the water for about 5 seconds until soft.
  3. Lay the wrapper flat on a clean surface.
  4. Let your child arrange a small amount of each filling in the centre of the wrapper.
  5. Add a few mint and basil leaves.
  6. Fold the sides of the wrapper over the filling, then roll it up tightly from the bottom.
  7. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and fillings.
  8. Serve with peanut or hoisin dipping sauce.

Mini Veggie Pizzas
  • Whole wheat English muffins, halved
  • Tomato sauce or pesto
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Spinach leaves
  • Olives
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Place the English muffin halves on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread a spoonful of tomato sauce or pesto on each half.
  4. Let your child sprinkle the shredded cheese over the sauce.
  5. Arrange the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach leaves on top.
  6. Drizzle with a little olive oil.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Top Tip: Fresh & Crisp bags are perfect for storing all your fruit and vegetables, keeping them fresh and ready to use. This ensures your ingredients stay crisp and colourful, making the rolls and pizzas even more appealing to kids.

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