Rainbow Carrots

There’s something beautiful about seeing so many colors on a plate. Show off to everyone how fun and flavorful veggies can really be, and pull out this showstopper for the perfect autumn feast.

A Sprinkle of Furikake


Furikake is a common household item in Japan. Many homecooks even them keep furikake in their spice cabinets at home and use it to flavor a variety of different foods. In the U.S., you might find furikake at an Asian market or festival. But today we’ll teach you how to make it yourself!

*Grown-up Note: If you only have raw sesame seeds at home, help your kids toast them in a skillet on low heat before preparing the rest of this recipe. Advise them to stir the seeds every minute or so until they become fragrant and lightly toasted. This should take about 7-8 minutes.

Crazy for kale

Crazy For Kale

Want your kids to eat more greens? Sauté kale with garlic and pancetta (an Italian bacon)! Have them help you cook and taste it along the way. You might find a new kale fan under your roof!

Applesauce Muffin Recipe for Kids

Easy Applesauce Muffins

Looking for a fun after school baking activity? Mix applesauce into cinnamon muffins. If you’d like to add a little extra flavor and nutrition, stir in grated carrot or zucchini. Eat the moist muffins for school day breakfasts, lunch, or snacktime.

Apple Cupcake Recipe

Looking for a fun back-to-school classroom treat? Mix up our Easy Applesauce Muffin batter (or your favorite recipe), then decorate them with natural red frosting, pretzels, and mint leaves to look like apples!

Sesame Meatballs

Sesame Meatballs

Looking for a hearty finger food for a party or a small plate supper? Serve up a platter of these mini meatballs. Bake them first in the oven, then simmer in a honey garlic soy sauce on the stove or in a crockpot. We used ground beef and pork, but you can substitute ground lamb or turkey to suit your family's taste.

Pancake Shapes: A Fun Pancake Recipe for Kids

Personalized pancakes

Order’s up! Turn your kitchen into a breakfast cafe—and make personalized pancakes for everyone at the table. This recipe is almost as easy to make as the store-bought pancake mix, but it’s better for you and more fun to mix up. Try making letters, numbers, or shapes.