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With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays! Kids will not only get to try the new foods they prepare, but they will also get a big boost to their confidence when they see family and friends enjoying their creations.

Most importantly, cooking with your children will promote future healthly habits by teaching them about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals.

Chances are you're spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen during the holidays preparing for countless festive meals. With these fun, kid-friendly recipes your hours in the kitchen can also be bonding time with the little ones.

Bananas in Pajamas

These Bananas in Pajamas are frozen bananas on pop sticks that have been dipped in chocolate and then rolled in your favorite coatings.

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Pizza Wraps

Run out of time to cook a healthy and filling dinner for the family? These fast pizza wraps are just the dinner solution you are looking for! That's dinner on the table in under 20 minutes AND everyone will gobble it up with glee.

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Cheese and Vegemite Pinwheels

These cheese and Vegimite scrolls are all delicious and will shine even when the budget is tight. Bake them as an after school snack or to pop into lunch boxes.

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Cheese, Corn and Sweet Potato Quiches

These cheese, corn and sweet potato quiches are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics and party platters. They're so easy to make that even the kids can help.

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Black-Bean Salsa and Tortillas

Skip the jarred stuff and have your tots help you mix up this simple salsa instead. Serve with homemade tortilla chips or buy a bag from the market

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Chocolate Malt Crinkles

Let your tots help form the dough into small balls. They'll love watching the cookies expand and form the namesake "crinkles" through the oven window.

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Simple Pancake Recipe

If you want to know how to make pancakes, this simple pancake recipe is for you. It makes light, fluffy golden pancakes that are great with syrup.

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Fun-to-Eat Snowman Pizza

Kids, especially picky eaters, love pizza all year round, but this recipe has a fun holiday twist.

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Yogurt Parfait

This quick yogurt parfait is a healthy breakfast option for kids, that doubles as a special dessert even the pickiest eater will love.

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Safety Precautions

To be safe, cover a few ground rules before getting started in the kitchen. Teach kids to wash their hands with warm, soapy water while singing two choruses of "Happy Birthday" to kill all germs.

Teaching Basics

To begin cooking, teach your child the basics, such as cracking an egg or gathering the ingredients for a favorite holiday recipe. Convey to your child the importance of measuring the correct amount of each ingredient and the different types of utensils you need to use.


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