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  • No mess and cooking with kids…..not words you use in the same sentence. Mess is part of the enjoyment and part of the experience, kids need to know that mess comes with cooking and you have to clean it up


  • We do packet mixes but also all help with cleaning up. Teaching them to clean as they go


  • No bake slices are a good option – they don’t usually involve much in the way of wet ingredients, and that, I find, is what generates a lot of the mess.


  • Also; there is always a little mess when cooking and it is important to teach children to clean mess as they cook! It sets up good cooking/cleaning habits which is an essential life long life skill.


  • Haha no such thing as cooking with kids and no mess. Mini pizzas, biscuits, cupcakes, jelly with fruit. You could get a yonana machine and make your own fruit “ice cream”. It only uses frozen fruit


  • My kids started off with packet cake mixes, pizza’s, bliss balls, biscuits. There is heaps of recipes online or on Pinterest for inspiration.


  • We have a wonderful range of cheap and terrific kids cookbooks. I love them because the instructions and recipes are simple and easy to follow. Investing in cookbooks is so good for developing cooking/life skills. There are plenty of sales on books at the moment and we have added to our bookshelves!


  • Create own pizza topping . Toastes


  • Chicken Skewers buy Sliced Chicken breast marinate in Peanut Sauce get the kids to thread on skewers cook on sandwich Toaster or grill. Kids also like making cheese and cherry tomato and pineapple, capsicum skewers can add pieces of cold cooked chicken or ham. Buy Mini Pizza doughs add tomato sauce and ham and pineapple, grated cheese, Cherry tomato’s cut in half and olives or salami or chicken and spring onion. Kids love the hands on and they tend to try more ingredients experimenting is fun!


  • How old is your child and what type of recipes are you thinking ? breakfast / lunch / dinner / snacks ?


  • Zoo Poo Recipe is from https://www.kidspot.com.au/
    These delicious balls are loaded with antioxidants and make the perfect after-school snack. Easy, fun and not too much mess. I do the first step myself- Melt the coconut butter in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water, But the kids love rolling them into balls and adding their sprinkles. I give them some choices or coloured sprinkles or shape sprinkles.


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