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March Family Cooking Round-Up

We made another 4 recipes for our March Family Cooking, although 1 of them was a baking recipe.  With a busy spring sports schedule, it is getting harder to do.  Savanna and John each took on one recipe solo.


The easiest recipe here is the banana oat cookies (which is my recipe 😉).  The only hard part of the cookies is taking them in and out of the oven.  The omelet is a close 2nd, but harder because eggs aren’t the easiest to crack and you have to fold and flip it.   As a complete dinner the turkey pesto meatballs was super easy.  There is no chopping just mixing! The pinch of yum noodles was intermediate, mainly because you had to cut chicken.  The sauce came together easily and there was very little other chopping.  

March Family Cooking Roundup

See below for the recipes and notes

  1. Banana And Oat Cookies – The ingredients and instructions are so simple here and my kids love to have the freedom to customize it with their favorite add-ins.
  2. Pinch of Yum Spicy Peanut Noodles – this is a great recipe.  Savanna and Peter took it on.  They needed help cutting the chicken and draining the pasta.  Savanna was able to do everything else (browning chickening and combining it all). Peter helped with mixing the sauce and adding the pasta to the boiling water.
  3. Simple Cheese Omelet – these have become super popular in our house and requested to make on their own frequently. It is a great basic and staple recipe for kids to learn.
  4. Turkey Pesto Meatballs – so yummy and SO simple.  If you are looking for a recipe with minimal ingredients and prep time, I highly recommend this.     


If you want to check out all of the family cooking recipes you can find them here.

Healthy Banana Oat Cookies 

A great fun and easy recipe to know!  Bonus you do not have to worry about your kids licking the batter because there is no egg.   John loves to add nuts and chocolate as his add-ins, but you can customize them however you want.  See the full recipe for all of the ways you can customize these.  If you have a family with allergies these are vegan and gluten free.  These are great as a healthy treat or as fun breakfast (we usually serve with a smoothie or yogurt and fruit).

Easy Kids Baking Recipes - photo Easy Kid Friendly Banana Oat Cookies - photo

Pinch of Yum Spicy Peanut Noodles

A fun asian noodle recipe that can come together fairly fast.  If you don’t like a lot of spice I would recommend that you use less gochujang than the recipe calls for.  We doubled the sauce ingredients, but used the same gochujang and it was still a little spicy for my children.

Kids sauteeing chicken - photo Kids cooking in the kitchen together - photo Kids Spicy Noodle Recipe with Chicken - photo

Simple Cheese Omelet

These have become super popular in our house and they request to make them on their own frequently.  The recipe is from the America’s Test Kitchen Kids Cooking Book (picture of the recipe is below). We make omelets as weekend breakfast or lunch or as last minute weeknight dinners.  They love customizing them as well with different cheeses or bacon (if we happen to have) or topping on avocado toast.  Hoping to work in some veggies in the future.

Kids Omelet Recipe - photo Kids Making Omelets - photo

Turkey Pesto Meatballs 

Peter and John took this recipe on and needed a little assistance but were able to do a lot of it.  These meatballs come together super fast and it’s a great family dinner.  We simplified this recipe even more and used our favorite jarred sauce.  We served half with our favorite Raos and the other half with a pesto.  I chopped broccoli and John added olive and salt to help me roast it. This recipe is also from the Kid’s America’s Test Kitchen book, but I put a picture of it below.

Little Kids in the Kitchen - photo Kids Pesto Meatball Recipe - photo


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