Recipes that Kids Can Make

Blueberry Muffin SmoothieWhile your kids may be old enough to be home alone, you may not be totally comfortable with the thought of them using the stove to prepare their food (whether for safety or because of the inevitable mess that they’ll leave). Here are three simple recipes that kids can make on their own so they can enjoy healthy snacks and meals anytime hunger hits.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie


½ cup milk

6 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ of a banana

¼ cup old-fashioned oats

Handful of ice cubes (optional)



In a blender, combine milk, yogurt, blueberries, banana, oats, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

Serves 1


Peanut Butter & Banana Pinwheels


½ cup peanut butter

⅓ cup vanilla yogurt

2 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas

2 Tbsp. wheat germ

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

2 ripe bananas, sliced



Combine peanut butter and yogurt, stirring until smooth.

Spread about 3 tablespoons peanut butter mixture over each tortilla, leaving a ½ inch border.  Evenly sprinkle with wheat germ and cinnamon. Place banana on tortilla.  Roll up and slice each roll into 6 pieces.

Serves 2


Pinto Bean and Cheese Tacos


1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

¾ cup mild salsa, divided

4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas

1 cup shredded lettuce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese



In a small microwave-proof combine the beans and ½ cup of the salsa. Microwave until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

Spoon bean mixture into tortillas and top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, and the remaining ¼ cup of salsa.

Serves 2