Easy Recipes for Kids

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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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