Kids love to measure, stir, pour, and decorate so inviting them into the kitchen is a great way to allow them to be creative and learn through cooking and baking. Of course, cooking with little one’s requires some patience, but in the end it can be a great way to spend time with your children no matter the mess or the additional time it may take to drum up dinner. Dinner is a wonderful time to make memories and spend quality time with your children.
Quinoa pizza bites are one of our favorite dinner recipes to make alongside your kiddo’s. Kids love pizza right? So let’s make it healthy and fun.
- 2 cups of Cooked Quinoa
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Mozzarella
- 1 tbs Basil
- Pizza Sauce for Dipping
- Toppings of your choosing! (Chopped Pepperoni, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Pineapple, Sausage, and so on) We encourage sneaking a few veggies in!
To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees have your child crack the eggs into a bowl. This is a great teaching moment. If the egg shells accidently fall into the bowl, not to worry, just pull them out and keep going. Next, have them measure the mozzarella and basil along with their toppings of their choice. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty! Let the little one’s mix with their hands and put small handfuls of the mixture into muffin tins in a muffin pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes and enjoy with pizza sauce for dipping!
This meal is not only filled with fiber, protein, and iron, but it can also be full of other nutritious toppings depending on which veggies you can sneak into the mix. We also love this dish because it engages their sensors, allows them to be creative in choosing their own toppings, and it’s a kid approved dinner! If you have a favorite meal you’d like to share for our “Kids in the Kitchen” series, please share it with us below in the comments. You can also share with us through Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #kidsinthekitchenwithuck