Kid-Friendly Summer Recipes That are Good for Them

It's the season for fresh produce, what will you be feeding your little ones?

Delicious and nutritious is possible with these tasty treats.

There is no doubt that kids live for summer. Pool parties, summer camp, and endless days in the park are all on the horizon. However, so are the days spent inside whining about how bored or hungry they are. 

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And as much as you love your kids, there is nothing worse than dealing with a kid who is sulking in a pool of their own bored tears. Kill two birds with one stone and have them help you out in the kitchen for a tasty snack they’ll totally love to make and eat this summer. Here are a few simple ideas:

Mango Tango Tortillas

Slice this mango provolone quesadilla up into strips about one-inch wide and serve with a side of strawberries. It will dance right across your kid's taste buds.

Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle

It doesn't get any easier (or more fun) than these fruity, chocolaty frozen treats on a stick. They're great as an after-school snack for the kids, or anytime you've got a large group of people to feed. Make sure to use firm-ripe bananas for this recipe.

Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizza

"Pizza" doesn't get any easier than this. Using whole-wheat pita bread as the base cuts down on prep work and also gives a nutritional boost to this dish over pizza made with processed white flour. Ricotta, sweet grapes, and honey lend a savory-sweet contrast to each bite.

Grape, Cheddar, and Jicama Skewers with Cilantro-Lime Dipping Sauce


Here's a delicious, fun-to-make snack that's a great way to involve the kids in the kitchen. The best part is there's no actual cooking involved, so it's great for those sweltering summer days when turning on the stove seems like the last thing anyone would want to do.