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8 Easy Winter Recipes for Kids You Can Make With Them This Christmas

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November 30, 2020

Want to create a new holiday tradition? Spend some fun family time cooking with the kids! Before you begin your meal planning, brainstorm recipe ideas with your little ones and get creative. Leave no idea off the table! Once you have your grocery list, you can purchase all your kid-friendly menu necessities at your wholesale food store and save big bucks while making lasting family memories.  

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Why not let your kids pick and make their own fun holiday hors d'oeuvres? From appetizers to dinner to dessert, these eight simple winter recipes for kids are sure to please. Read on for recipes and money-saving tips from our wholesale and bulk foods grocery store. 

Ricotta, Grape, and Blueberry Toasts 

Kick up your Christmas appetizer game with this fun food recipe. Sweet, tart, and crunchy, these ricotta and fruit toasts are a total crowd pleaser and an innovative way to introduce the youngsters to complex flavor combinations. You can purchase your favorite baguette from your bulk food store or make your own. Older children can help cut the grapes in half and help toast the bread. Kids of all ages can toss the fruit with lemon juice and honey, and spread the creamy ricotta on the toast. 

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix 

Take everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving flavor, pumpkin spice, and upgrade your Chex mix game. While you can buy a pre-made pumpkin spice mix, why not stock up on bulk spices and make your own? Not only can you tailor the flavor to your liking, but it’s also a straightforward way to teach your kids how to measure out ingredients. Homemade pumpkin spice also makes a great, personalized holiday gift.

“Pumpkin Pie” Cheese & Crackers 

Go beyond the standard cheese platter and have your kids assemble delightful cheese and cracker bites in the shape of mini-pumpkin pie slices. Have an adult or older child cut cheddar cheese and crackers into tiny wedges, then give the kiddos all the components so they can create their own masterpiece. 

Kid-Friendly Holiday Dinner Ideas 

Your little ones can contribute to the big holiday dinner with these winning recipes. 

Vegetable Tian 

This fancy-sounding vegetable side dish is simple to make and visually stunning. Plus, by utilizing wholesale produce, it’s unbelievably cost-effective. Simply slice your family’s favorite vegetables into thin rounds. We recommend tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and potatoes. Then have the kids layer the veggies in colorful patterns directly into your casserole dish. Bake and serve! 


What do you get when you take classic stuffing and bake it in muffin tins? Stuffins, of course! If you have older kids, you can let them sauté the celery, onions, and garlic. Little ones can help mix everything together and pack the stuffing into the muffin molds.?

Homemade Butter 

Making butter from scratch is incredibly easy; it just takes a little elbow grease. Plus, it’s a cool way to demonstrate the science behind cooking. All you need is a mason jar, heavy cream, and salt. Hand your kid the sealed jar and let them shake away. In just a few minutes, your kids will see the cream transform into butter right before their eyes. 

Kid-Approved Sweet Treats 

Who doesn’t love holiday desserts? These simple sweet treats are perfect for cooking with kids. 

Banana Sushi 

Teach your kids about different cuisines with this dessert “sushi.” Cut whole bananas into thirds. Younger children can do this safely with a butter knife and supervision. Roll the bite-sized banana pieces in various sweet toppings. Shredded coconut, chocolate sprinkles, and puffed rice cereal work great! 

Rice Crispy Treats 

Make a big batch of standard rice crispy treats and turn them into holiday-themed creations with some simple hacks. For Thanksgiving, why not make rice crispy mini-pumpkins? Make tree-shaped goodies for Christmas. You can also have the kids decorate traditional ones with star sprinkles. The options are endless!

Shop Our Wholesale Grocery Store for More Kid-Friendly Recipe Ingredients

At CHEF'STORE, we have everything you need to make holiday cooking with your kids a breeze. Come in and browse our vast product selection, from wholesale dairy and produce, to baking supplies and cooking utensils. 

Don’t have time to stop and shop? No problem! You can get your wholesale groceries delivered through one of our grocery delivery partners! Customer service is always our top priority, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your local CHEF'STORE.

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