Seven easy summer recipes for kids

Learning is everywhere—even in your kitchen! has over 400 kid-friendly recipes that will get children excited about the art of cooking and baking. While learners are measuring and mixing ingredients, they’re also building valuable math, science, and life skills at the same time. 

Ready to cook up a summer storm? Here are seven of our favorite simple and delicious recipes to beat the heat.

Sky blue parfait 

Paint the colors of the summer sky with this Instagram-worthy (or whatever apps your kids are using these days) parfait. And yes, it looks just as good as it tastes!

Healthy popsicles 

Everyone loves to cool down with an ice-cold treat, but it’s not hard to see why you’d be wary of eating too many store-bought popsicles. By adding their favorite leafy greens and fresh fruits, kids can create their own vitamin-packed popsicles without compromising on the flavor.

No-bake blueberry cheesecake 

When you’re sweating it out in the summer, the last thing you want to do is face the heat of the oven. That’s why our no-bake blueberry cheesecake recipe is the perfect cool and creamy summer dessert! After your kids have perfected this recipe, try swapping out blueberries for other summer fruits.

Mango gazpacho

What do you get when you mix summer, soup, and Spanish? Gazpacho! If you’re unfamiliar with gazpacho, it’s a Spanish-style cold soup made from raw, blended vegetables. Our recipe includes mango for a fresh twist and is perfect for hot summer nights.

Spinach strawberry salad

Meet your new favorite alliteration (and side dish): spinach strawberry salad! This sweet and savory combination will be sure to surprise your taste buds. The best part? It’s so quick and easy to make that your child can probably whip it up on their own.

Cornflake crunch chicken 

While your child may love fried chicken, no one loves deep-frying food in the summer heat. Thankfully, our chicken fingers recipe is easy to make and doesn’t lose out on the crunch or flavor! And to help create a balanced meal, we’ve also included tasty side ideas, such as green beans, corn on the cob, and peach shortcakes.

Grilled burgers 

Summer isn’t complete without backyard barbecues! And if you’re looking for a creative way to spice up traditional burgers, we’ve got you covered. With three burger recipes using three different kinds of meat, you’ll be sure to satisfy the whole crowd.

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