The familiar flavors of the holiday season can bring a sense of comfort, joy and connection to family and friends. While the events of the season are anything but typical this year, you can still create new memories and traditions at home while preparing holiday meals with your family! Kids of all ages can help out in the kitchen — from putting together the shopping list to learning cooking skills as they make sides, appetizers and desserts. Follow these simple kid-friendly recipes to make this time of year special — all while spending quality family time together.
Mini Southwestern Veggie and Bean Frittatas
Enjoying good food is one of the best parts of the holiday season, so why not start the day with a nutritious and tasty breakfast? These mini frittatas are easy to make, and are packed with flavor and veggies like diced bell peppers, onion and Green Valley organic red kidney beans and whole kernel corn. Kids can measure and combine ingredients, and even learn how to crack and whisk eggs.
Sweet and Savory Corn Casserole
There is no shortage of casserole dishes that grace the dinner table during the holiday season. Luckily, many casseroles are quite simple to make. Green Valley organic whole kernel corn makes this recipe even more memorable. Our whole kernel corn is derived from a coveted 100% “Supersweet” varietal corn, and is cultivated to be even sweeter than “sweet corn.” Its crisp texture and beautiful golden yellow color will make this dish a fast family favorite. The best part is — you can make it together!
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
Looking for a simplified (and quicker) way to make green bean casserole? Break out the slow cooker, and pour three cans of Green Valley organic green beans in the pot. Our organic cut green beans are harvested at the peak of freshness for an exceptional taste and texture. Follow this recipe to create the soup mixture to pour over the beans and let the slow cooker work its magic. It’s that easy! Let the kids sprinkle the crispy French fried onions on top as a finishing touch. They will feel so proud to know that they helped to create such a classic holiday staple!
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
No bake recipes are a great choice for kids who need a little more supervision in the kitchen, or when you have multiple dishes heating in the oven at once. Use Green Valley organic pumpkin as the star of these delightfully tasty dessert cups. Each can of our organic pumpkin is filled with vitamin A and rich with pumpkin flavor that complements any sweet or savory dish. Kids can help measure out ingredients, and practice using the hand mixture to create each luscious mousse.
One Bowl Pumpkin Bread
Aromatic and moist pumpkin bread without the mess? Enough said. This pumpkin bread recipe can be made in just one bowl. Use pantry and refrigerator staples like flour, eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, Green Valley organic pumpkin and more to bring this recipe to life. Kids can practice measuring ingredients, mixing, and pouring the batter before it goes in the oven.
Pumpkin Garbanzo Bean Cookie Skillet
This recipe gives a classic chocolate chip cookie a seasonal spin, and teaches kids that healthy recipes are delicious! Help kids use the food processor to blend Green Valley organic garbanzo beans, Green Valley organic pumpkin, cashew butter, coconut oil and maple syrup before adding the dry ingredients. Serve it with French vanilla ice cream and whipped cream for a dessert that satisfies all year long.
Whether you are spending the holidays with your immediate family or with friends and family virtually, we wish you a very healthy, happy and safe holiday season. What are your favorite family holiday meals? Share your recipes with us on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured. For more organic cooking inspiration, visit our recipe page.