Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun in Kitchen with Kids: 5 Fun Recipes for Kids

It is summer and kids are off from school. So my daughter has been doing some fun food projects in kitchen with both the kids. She hasn't gotten chance to upload the pictures yet that I can share , but I will share the ideas she has gathered and already tried some of them.

For most of these recipes, she tried to reduce sugar content as much as she could either by picking the sweetest/ripest fruit available and/or by using alternate sweeteners like honey.

Best part is that none of these recipes require any cooking, other than little bit of melting of chocolate or butter etc in microwave. These recipes indeed make for great project for summer or any rainy day also !

1. Two Ingredient Watermelon Popsicle: This was the first project my daughter did with the kids and they had so much fun. It is very forgiving recipe. You can test as you go and adjust the sweetener as needed.  All you do it chop the watermelon, add sweetener and make puree in blender.  Enlist kid's help to pour this puree in Popsicle mold and wait for it to freeze well.

2. Vegan Pineapple Whip or Slurpee or Popsicle: This is another very forgiving recipe. Just mix  frozen banana, frozen pineapple and coconut milk in blender and give it a good churn. Eat it right away, or freeze it little bit. Or you can also make Popsicle out of it. If pineapple is fresh or without sweet syrup, you may need to add little bit sweetener but depending on quantity of banana, you may not need much sweetener.  You can try this recipe from LunchBoxBunch.

Vegan Pineapple Whip

3. Homemade KitKat:  This was another project kids enjoyed a lot. All you need is chocolate bark or chocolate chips and wafer biscuits. Just melt the chocolate in microwave and let kids spread it on top of wafer biscuit with spoon. Got to be little careful to make sure they don't burn themselves with hot chocolate. There were hardly any homemade KitKat left for my daughter to take any pictures !!

4. No Bake Cereal Bar:  This project is next on our list to try out. Again very simple project. All you do is mix oats, peanuts and Rice Krispies. Melt Peanut butter and sweeter in microwave and mix it bit oats/peanuts/cereal mix. Spread it well and let it freeze for 30 minutes before enjoying. We plan to try CincyShoppers recipe.
No Bake Cereal Bar

5.  Pina Colada Bars:  These are no-bake bars from recipecritic. All you do is enlist help of kids to crush vanilla wafers. Mix them with butter and press the mixture at the bottom of the tray. Mix rest of the ingredients and fold them in the base. Freeze the bars for couple of hours and they are ready to eat. They are such a treat especially during a hot day.

Pina Colada Bars

Hope you enjoy with no-cook food projects with kids. My daughter has this multi-cultural cookbook in her wish list. A great way to have fun with kids in kitchen while teaching them all the children/cultures around the world. See if you like it too.

Similar Fun Recipes for Kids:
1.  No-Cook Ice-Cream
2. No-Cook Pin-Wheel Cookies
3. Egg-less Apple Pie (Mini-Apple Pie)

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Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Make Blueberry Lemonade: Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Finally now it does feel like summer in Texas. I have made this simple ice cream  (no ice-cream maker required) couple of times already. Other day I ended up buying 3 packs of blue berries as they were on sale ! So I ended up making Blueberry Lemonade to make sure they do not go bad. I had never tried it before but it turned out pretty well. Both my grand kids loved it so much that they did not want to share it with anyone. !

It is very simple to make and does not need many ingredients.

Preparation Time: 15 Minute
Serves: 5 people


1. 1 Cup Blueberry
2. Juice of 2 lemons
3. 1 tbsp lime juice
4. 2-1/2 cup water
5. 1/4 cup sugar
6.  5 to 7 mint leaves
7.  1tsp cumin powder
8. 1/4 tsp black salt ( optional )
9. salt to taste
10. ice for serving

Method To Make Blueberry Lemonade:

1. Crush Blue berries and mint with 1 cup water blender and make really nice puree.
2. Filter this puree in a strainer.
3. Add 1-1/2 cup water, sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, salt, black salt and cumin powder.
4. Dissolve sugar well.
5. Now Blueberry lemonade is ready to serve.

Serve it chilled or with ice cubes.

Similar Summer Recipes:
1. Eggless Homemade Ice-Cream
2. Cold Pasta Salad
3. Slow Cooker Mango Jam Recipe

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