Easy Recipes for Kids

Easy Recipes for Kids

Julia Cho
Feb 26, 2007
KidsHealth.org has some simple and fun recipes for kids (with the assistance of an adult in most cases), along with the nutritional information for each recipe. Recipes for kids with Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, or Lactose Intolerance are also included. There also seems to be a lot of information for younger kids on health and nutrition in general. For example, who needs to debate the merits of Skippy or Peter Pan when you can make your own fresh, homemade peanut butter? Find the complete recipe after the jump and go to the website for many more including Awesome Applesauce and Hummus. Prep time: about 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. unsalted roasted peanuts 1 tbsp. peanut oil Utensils: food processor (You'll need help from your adult assistant.) bowl mixing spoon storage container measuring cups and spoons Directions: For smooth peanut butter: Mix the peanuts with the peanut oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor. Process the mixture until it's very smooth. Store your smooth peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks. For chunky peanut butter: Take about 1/4 cup out of your 1 1/2 cups of peanuts and set them aside. Mix the rest of the peanuts with the oil, and pour the mixture into the food processor. Process the mixture until it's very smooth, then stir in the peanuts that you had set aside. Process a few seconds more to create the chunks in your chunky peanut butter. Store your chunky peanut butter in a sealed container in the fridge. It will be good for 2 weeks. Serves: 12 Serving size: 2 tablespoons Nutritional analysis (per serving): 116 calories 4.3 g protein 10.25 g fat 4 g carbohydrate 1.5 g fiber 0 mg cholesterol 1 mg sodium 10 mg calcium 0.4 mg iron
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