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Recipes Older Kids Can Make Themselves

These recipes are perfect for older kids to make by themselves for delicious after-school snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Please share your recipes for dishes that older kids can make by themselves, and we'll include them here. Have younger kids? Check out our recipes to make with kids!


M & M Cookies

Small shaped balls of this cookie dough can be frozen, then thawed and baked as needed.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for school-age kids. To beef it up, we take plain ol’ pancakes made with flour and eggs, and we add a boatload...
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe requires a double-batch of my Simple White Sauce. If desired, serve with Spanish rice, which is brown or white rice combined with sauteed onions, garlic, peppers,...
Incredible White Bean Pizza

Incredible White Bean Pizza

This recipe for Incredible White Bean Pizza is quick and simple to make, and the pizza is delicious to eat!
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

We’ve been cooking up makeover recipes for well over a decade, and this recipe is by far the most popular with our families and our online community to date. All of our...
Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

Chicken, lime and coriander nachos

This is a great after school snack to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner! You can even serve it as a starter or side dish. The lime zest and coriander adds a really...

Trail Mix

When stored airtight, this Trail Mix lasts for week. It can be made without peanuts and/or tree nuts for those with food allergies.
Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

Grab-and-Go Granola Bars

The nutritional merits (or demerits) of store-bought granola bars can vary considerably, so we decided to create our own. The nutrition in these bars is through the roof—we’re...

Peanut Butter and Jelly Toaster Tarts

These delectable treats are simple to make, and they contain two ingredients most kids love—peanut butter and jelly!

Chicken and Apples with Rice

Make this dish spicier by adding additional herbs (see recipe for this variation).
Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Sweet Potato and Ginger Latkes

Potato latkes are a traditional Hanukkah side dish, and they’re typically made with white potatoes and lots of vegetable oil. We amp up the good nutrition by switching...
Quick Lunchbox Snacks and Sides

Quick Lunchbox Snacks and Sides

The ingredients listed here are ideas for various lunchbox snacks. Small servings with many choices works for kids because variety is key to healthy eating. Providing your...
Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

This dip is a hit at any gathering—delicious!
Smiley Face Casserole

Smiley Face Casserole

Traditional Tater Tot casserole with all the trimmings (full-fat cheese, butter, fatty ground beef, and regular cream of mushroom soup), gets a much-needed overhaul with...
GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

GoodNCrazy Sunday Afternoon German Pancakes

This recipe comes from SchoolFamily.com's GoodNCrazy Mom, aka blogger Carissa Rogers. Rogers writes in this blog post about the role these pancakes play in her busy household,...
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