Hey there child care providers!
I handpicked the delicious recipes below to share with you because they are so easy, even young children can help make them!
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|Banana Oatmeal Pancakes |
Healthy and super tasty pancakes for breakfast!
#breakfast #pancakes #sweet
|Bananas, eggs, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, coconut oil or other oil, maple syrup (optional)|
|Peanut Butter Cereal Bites|
You only need three ingredients for these simple, yet tasty snack bites!
#peanutbutter #snack #cereal
|Honey, Peanut butter, Honey nut cereal|
|Oven Sweet Potato Fries |
These sweet potato fries are the perfect side dish for any dinner!
#dinner #fries #potato
|Sweet potatoes, canola oil, salt, cayenne pepper|
|Mini Pepper Pizzas |
These mini pepper pizzas are the perfect way to get your children to eat some veggies! This dish makes a great meal for lunch or dinner.
#pizza #vegetable #lunch #dinner
|Bell peppers, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, pizza sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, mini pepperoni, parsely|
|One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta|
Try this one-pot chicken and broccoli pasta for a simple dinner dish!
#pasta #vegetable #chicken #dinner
|Oil, chicken breast, salt, pepper, onion, broccoli, milk, bowtie pasta, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese|
|Meatball Subs |
This meatball sub recipe takes just 30 minutes and is the perfect solution for a family dinner!
#meatball #dinner #sub #quick
|Olive oil, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, crushed tomatoes, salt, sugar, meatballs, brat or hot dog buns, mozzarella cheese|
|Banana Bread |
This delicious banana bread is perfect to make with children!
#banana #bread #dessert
|Bananas, butter, sugar, baking soda, egg, salt, flour|
|Honey Sweetened Lemonade |
Try this refreshing lemonade on a hot, summer day!
#refresh #lemonade #summer
|Water, lemons, honey. Optional: strawberries and mint|
|Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cakes |
These mug-cakes are the best evening snack. Super convenient for that sweet-tooth craving!
#cake #chocolate #hazelnut #dessert
|Chocolate hazelnut spread, eggs, flour|
|Chocolate Covered Ice-Cream Balls |
You only need two ingredients for these sweet and chocolatey ice-cream treats!
#icecream #chocolate #dessert
|Vanilla ice-cream, dark chocolate|
|Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas |
These fruity peanut butter pitas are the perfect healthy, and yummy choice for lunch!
#peanutbutter #fruit #lunch
|Peanut butter, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pita bread, apples, bananas|
|Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers |
These apple and peanut butter stackers are the perfect recipe to get children active and creative in the kitchen!
#fruit #peanutbutter #snack
|Apples, chunky peanut butter; optional: granola, semisweet chocolate chips, and M&M’s minis|
|Blueberry Fruit Dip |
This fruit dip is perfect for children to dip their favorite fruit or snacks in!
#fruit #dip #snack
|Cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, ground cinnamon, lemon juice, blueberries, graham crackers, cookies, fresh fruit|
|Pizza Quesadillas |
This pizza quesadilla recipe takes only 15 minutes- perfect for a healthy dinner! Kids can take part in this simple recipe and create their own masterpiece.
#pizza #dinner #lunch #quick
|Tortillas, marinara or pizza sauce, optional: parmesan cheese, sliced pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, sausage, and any other pizza toppings of your choice!|
|Mac n' Cheese|
This recipe for mac n cheese takes only 15 minutes! It is super tasty and super easy. Try having your children participate!
#macncheese #cheese #dinner #lunch #quick
|Macaroni noodles, evaporated milk, egg, dijon mustard, nutmeg, basil, salt, butter, shredded cheese, velveeta, pepper.|
|No-Bake Cinnamon Rolls |
These no-bake cinnamon rolls are the perfect recipe for children to take part in!
#sweet #nobake #cinnamon #dessert
|White bread, butter, cinnamon sugar, confectioners’ sugar, water|
|Bacon Cheddar Chip |
Try these delicious potato free chips!
#chips #cheesey #quick
|Shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, salt, and pepper|
|Cinnamon Sugar Dippers |
These cinnamon sugar dippers are simple and so much fun to make!
#dessert #quick #cinnamon
|Pizza dough, butter, sugar, cinnamon|
|Cookies n' Cream Fudge |
This fudge recipe only requires three ingredients!
#dessert #cookies #fudge
|White chocolate, condensed milk, sandwich cookies|
|Cheesy Garlic Broccoli |
These cheesy garlic broccoli makes the perfect side dish for dinner.
#cheesey #vegetable #dinner
|Broccoli, shredded cheddar, garlic, salt, and pepper|
|Vitamin Rich Smoothies|
These recipes are some of our favorite smoothies here at PEP! They are full of vitamins and nutrients, plus, they are super yummy.
#vitamin #fruit #breakfast #snack
|Click the link to see different smoothie ingredient combos|
|Pigs in a Blanket|
This recipe only requires three ingredients! It makes the perfect appetizer for a party, or a yummy side dish.
#quick #lunch #dinner #appetizer #cheesey
|Puff pastry, hot dogs, and sliced cheddar cheese|
|Raspberry Lemonade Sorbet|
This sorbet is super simple and perfect for a hot summer day!
#sweet #fruit #dessert #summer #refresh
|Raspberries, lemon juice, water, and sugar|
|Winter Break Fun |
Try these tasty winter solstice cornflake wreaths!
#holiday #celebrate #winter #Christmas
|Butter, mini marshmallows, cornflakes, green food colouring, Red Skittles/sweets or large red sprinkles, white chocolate|
|No Bake Snack Bars with Cheerios |
These no bake-snack bars beat any store bought snack bars. Try these bars as a part of your breakfast or on-the-go snack!
#cereal #snack #nobake
|Unsalted butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, Honey Nut Cheerios, raisins; optional- peanuts, almonds, trail mix, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, sea salt or kosher salt|
For those that don’t necessarily like kale, you might think otherwise after this recipe. Try these yummy kale chips!
#vegetable #chips #snack
|Kale, avocado or other oil, seasoning to taste (salt, pepper)|
|Hashbrown and Egg Casserole|
Casseroles make the perfect cozy breakfast!
|Frozen hash brown potatoes, sausage, onion, eggs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese|
|Red, White, and Blue Flag Toast|
Perfect for the Fourth of July, or anytime!
#dessert #holiday #fruit
|Bread, cream cheese, strawberry jam, blueberries, banana|
In need of a summer treat for BBQ’s or bonfires? Try this S’more Brownie recipe
#dessert #summer, #snack
|Brownie mix, graham crackers, mini marshmallows, chocolate|
|Banana Pancake Pops|
|Vegetable oil, pancake mix, sugar, bananas, water, cinnamon|
The perfect summer dish for lunch with the kids!
#lunch #summer #healthy
|Cream cheese, bread, mayonnaise, Italian salad dressing mix, cucumbers, dill|
|Peanut Butter Bars|
For peanut butter fans, we have a recipe for you! Try these peanut butter bars that taste just like Reese’s!
|Butter, graham cracker crumbs, confectioner's sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chips|
So simple and easy with so much flavor!
|Chicken breasts, taco seasoning mix, salsa, cheese, sour cream (optional)|
|Southern Potato Salad|
The perfect summer side dish
#side #potato #summer
|Potatoes, eggs, celery, sweet relish, garlic, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, pepper|
|Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies|
This is Alyssa’s favorite quick and easy cookie recipe!
#snack #dessert #healthy
|Bananas, peanut butter, honey (optional), quick cooking oats, salt, chocolate chips|
Alyssa really enjoys making this recipe for her family and they absolutely love it!
|Packaged biscuit dough, brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts (optional), margarine, raisins|
|Magic Cookie Bars|
Need a late night snack recipe? PEP has you covered. Can be made gluten-free!
#snack #dessert #gluten-free #magic
|Regular or gluten-free graham crackers, butter, condensed milk, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, pecans|
A quick and easy recipe for lunch or dinner.
|Pork sausage, biscuit baking mix, cheese|
These breakfast pies are the perfect on-the-go meal and compact all of your breakfast essentials into a fun pie!
|Breakfast sausage, onion, bell pepper, canned biscuit dough, eggs, milk, cheese|
|No Bake Cookies|
This recipe calls for a few ingredients and supplies, but the oven is not one of them!
#snack #dessert #nobake
|Sugar, cocoa powder, margarine, milk, salt, quick cooking oats, vanilla extract, peanut butter|
|Healthy Banana Cookies|
Make dessert a little healthier with this sugar-free cookie!
#healthy #dessert #snack
|Bananas, oat, dates, oil, vanilla|
|Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich |
A sweet, warm breakfast idea!
#breakfast #sandwich #healthy #sweet
|Cooking spray, peanut butter, bread, banana|
|Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Angel Hair |
Throw this dish together at the end of summer when cherry tomatoes and basil are in season!
#healthy #dinner #lunch #pasta
|Cherry tomatoes. olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, angel hair pasta, basil, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese|
|Brown Sugar Meatloaf |
This meatloaf tastes as good as it smells!
|Brown sugar, ketchup, ground beef, milk, eggs, salt and pepper, onion, ginger, crackers|
|Zucchini Patties |
Get some fresh zucchini from the farmer's market to enjoy this easy meal!
#lunch #dinner #easy #healthy #veggies
|Zucchini, eggs, onion, flour, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, oil|
Kids will love making these brownies with you! (And eating them too!)
#dessert #easy #sweet
|Brownie mix, graham crackers, marshmallows, milk chocolate bar|
|Captain Crunch Chicken|
Out of bread crumbs and Corn Flakes? Try using Captain Crunch to bread your chicken!
|Chicken breast, captain crunch|
Apple chips make for a mighty tasty snack!
#snack #fruit #sweet #dessert
|Apples, cinnamon, sugar|
|Creamy Alfredo Sauce|
Try this rich and creamy sauce for your next pasta or chicken dish!
|Butter, heavy cream, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley|