In the Kitchen: Kids Recipes

Cooking with kids helps them develop healthy eating habits and the food skills they will need as they grow. That's why, with support from the Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Public Libraries is pleased to bring you this FoodSmart 2 series to help you get started In the Kitchen, opens a new window (see what we did there?)

Ready to get cookin'? Check out the recipes below for fun foods to cook together, and follow along with our how-to videos on YouTube, opens a new window.

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About our Chefs

Chef Claire

Chef Claire is the owner of Bite-Sized Kitchen, opens a new window, a blog dedicated to teaching kids about food and cooking. Her mission?

"To bring children into the kitchen and help them learn all aspects of making food from scratch, using whole ingredients and hands-on methods."

Chef Emily

Chef Emily is a Registered Dietitian and the Library's very own Food Literacy Specialist, opens a new window. Driven by her love for cooking, Emily works to bring food-based programs to community members of all ages.


Recipes

Energy Bites & Blueberry Muffins

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Claire and her two kids, Cash and Polly, as they make some delicious energy bites and homemade blueberry-lemon muffins. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Blueberry Muffin recipe., opens a new window


Fluffy Banana Pancakes & Strawberry Apple Salsa

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Emily as she makes some delicious fluffy banana pancakes and strawberry apple salsa. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Strawberry Apple Salsa recipe., opens a new window


Homemade Pizza & Lemonade

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Claire and her two kids, Cash and Polly, as they make some delicious homemade pizza and lemonade. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Veggie Chilli & Buttermilk Biscuits

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Emily as she makes some delicious vegetarian chilli with buttermilk biscuits, Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Buttermilk Biscuit recipe., opens a new window


Zucchini Patties & Apple Crisp

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Claire and her two kids, Cash and Polly, as they make some delicious zucchini patties and apple crisp, Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Lentil Tacos & Blueberry Grunt

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Emily as she makes some delicious lentil tacos and blueberry grunt. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Blueberry Grunt recipe., opens a new window


Mac and Cheese & Grated Carrot Salad

Click to watch, opens a new window and follow along with Chef Claire and her two kids, Cash and Polly, as they make some delicious homemade mac & cheese and grated carrot salad. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Grated Carrot Salad recipe., opens a new window


Cheesy Veggie Fajitas & Rainbow Fruit Salad

Click to watch , opens a new windowand follow along with Chef Emily as she makes some delicious cheesy veggie fajitas and rainbow fruit salad. Grab your apron and cook along at home!

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Click to download the Rainbow Fruit Salad recipe., opens a new window


Did you give one of our recipes a try? We'd love to hear how it went! Share your food creations with us on social media @hfxpublib, or tell us in the comments below. 

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