healthy recipes for kids

At Surf excel, we know how important experimental learning is for your little one. This simple recipe is ideal for helping your children try new foods and start cooking from an early age. We have a series of great articles about cooking – fun cooking games for girls and boys, the importance of the food pyramid, and fun and nutritious recipes for kids! Be sure to check out all of these cooking articles, and find some new activities that you can do with your child!

Lunch Recipes for Kids

This recipe is for a flan, which is like a quiche or a savoury tart. These Easy Flan Faces are great for picnics and lunch boxes! You can eat them hot or cold with a side serving of salad or spring vegetables. Make mini-faces for each child, or one large one to be shared – you just need to triple the quantity of ingredients for a large face. Encourage your little ones to help you cook – it is a great way for them to gain valuable experiences and knowledge that will be helpful for their future! Having them help is also a good way to encourage them to eat more vegetables, too. They’ll be more likely to try something that they have helped to make.

What you will need:

  • Roll-out (or homemade) pastry – any kind. You can make your own pastry at home by following this simple recipe for shortcrust pastry!
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Peppers (green or red)
  • Mushrooms
  • A suitable tin (or tins)

Additional information

Have you tried this fun lunch recipe for kids? Or do you have other suggestions for healthy foods for kids? Let us know in the comments below – and be sure to share your pictures of your own flan faces with us!