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Top 20 Cooking-Without-Fire Recipes For Kids

Involving your child in meal preparation can be a fun experience for you and them. In addition to teaching your child some basic cooking skills, you can use this opportunity to develop a rapport with them.

However, beginning their cooking lessons with recipes that involve fire may not be safe. Thus, in this post, we have compiled some quick and easy-to-prepare delicious no-flame recipes that children can make themselves with minimum vigilance.

26 Cooking Without Fire Recipes For Children

1. Deviled eggs

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The nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipe is mostly served in main meals.

You will need:

  • 3-4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp mustard sauce
  • ½tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup parsley (freshly chopped)
  • Herbs mix (for garnishing)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

How to:

  1. Slice the boiled eggs in two halves and scoop the yolks out. Put all the egg whites on a plate and all the egg yolks in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the egg yolks into a smooth paste, using a fork. Next, add mayo or Greek yogurt, lemon juice, mustard sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to the yolk paste and mix everything well.
  3. Start filling the egg whites with the yolk filling, using a spoon or a piping bag.
  4. Sprinkle parsley and herbs mix on top of the filling. Serve immediately with toasted whole-grain bread or saucy pasta.

2. Peanut butter balls

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Peanut butter balls are a quick recipe that is a perfect addition to after school snacks. This delicious recipe is healthy and can be prepared easily by children of all ages.

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats,  ground into a coarse flour
  • 1tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins (chopped, for younger children)

How to:

  1. Warm the peanut butter and honey until smooth, in a microwave or over the stove.
  2. Combine with other ingredients and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once the mixture is ready, make small balls and put them on waxed paper.
  4. Refrigerate them for ten minutes and serve.

[Read: Cheese Recipes For Kids]

3. Strawberry crackers

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Strawberry is a nutritious fruit that children love. This recipe is a simple and fun way to let your child include their favorite fruit into a quick snack.

You will need:

  • ½ cup strawberries (chopped)
  • ½ cup cottage cheese (grated)
  • 1 packet of whole grain  crackers

How to:

  1. Take a small mixing bowl and mix chopped strawberries with cottage cheese.
  2. Next, evenly spread this mixture on the crackers.

4. Cheese nachos

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Nachos are a crunchy snack that can be used in several mouth-watering recipes. One such recipe that your child can make with fun and ease is cheese nachos.

You will need:

  • 1 pack of nachos
  • ½ cup bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • ½ cup red onions (thinly sliced)
  • 4tbsp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1tsp chili flakes
  • 1tsp oregano

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
  2. Take a serving plate and spread nachos onto it.
  3. Spread bell peppers, onions, and cheese over the nachos. Sprinkle chili flakes and oregano.
  4. Cover the filling with a new layer of nachos and repeat the process until you get three to four layers.
  5. Put these in the oven for five minutes or until the cheese starts to sizzle.
  6. Serve while still hot, with lemonade or fruit shakes.

5. Pinwheel sandwiches

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Pinwheel sandwiches are quick, customizable, and easy-to-prepare food that children love to eat.

You will need:

  • 2 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2tsp organic cream cheese
  • Sliced organic turkey breast
  • Sliced organic cheddar cheese
  • 1tsp green chutney
  • Bell peppers (thinly sliced)

How to:

  1. Mix together the cream cheese and chutney.
  2. Spread over the tortillas and top with bell peppers.
  3. Place the turkey and cheese on top in a flat layer.
  4. Tightly roll the tortillas up.

Cut into pinwheels and serve immediately or wrap in wax paper and serve later.

6. Mini pizza

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Mini pizza is an easy and quick recipe that needs just three basic ingredients. Your child can customize this recipe by adding a variety of vegetables, seeds, and protein-rich items, like tofu.

You will need:

  • 2 English muffins
  • 1 cup quick pizza sauce
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • ¼ cup spinach, finely shredded
  • Herbs mix (seasoning)

How to:

  1. Take the English muffin and apply quick pizza sauce on it.
  2. Sprinkle spinach, mozzarella cheese and herbs mix on top and microwave the muffin for ten minutes.
  3. Serve while still hot with homemade tomato sauce or hummus.

7. Puffed rice peanut butter balls

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It is yet another quick recipe that your child can prepare by mixing all the ingredients in the right proportions.

You will need:

  • 2tbsp peanut butter
  • ½tsp organic honey
  • ½ cup dried fruits and nuts (finely chopped)

How to:

  1. Mix honey and peanut butter in a bowl.
  2. Add puffed rice and dried fruits/nuts to the mixture and give a gentle toss to all the ingredients so that they mix well.
  3. Take a tablespoon of this mix between your palms and make small balls.

[Read:Egg Recipes For Kids]

8. Strawberry Ritz

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Strawberry Ritz is a tempting recipe that is most raved among children. Your child can easily prepare it by spreading all the right ingredients on crackers.

You will need:

  • 1 pack of whole grain  crackers
  • 1 cup spreadable cream cheese
  • ½ cup unsweetened strawberry jam
  • 1 cup strawberry (sliced)

How to:

  1. Take a mixing bowl and put a spoon of strawberry jam and cream cheese into it. Mix the two well.
  2. Next, spread this mix and place a piece of strawberry on each cracker.
  3. Refrigerate the crackers for 10-15 minutes.

9. Cinnamon pears

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Cinnamon pears are a healthy snack choice, which is easy to prepare and quick to serve. This recipe has all the goodness of pears and cinnamon that can be beneficial for your child’s health.

You will need:

  • ½ cup pear (canned and diced)
  • ¼tsp cinnamon (powdered)
  • 1tsp maple syrup

How to:

  1. Cut the pears into two halves and place them in a bowl.
  2. Drizzle maple syrup and cinnamon over them and microwave for two minutes.
  3. Serve with fresh lime water or coconut water for added flavor and enhanced nutrition.

10. Fruit salad or fruit chaat

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This recipe lets children prepare a customized fruit salad that they love to eat.

You will need:

  • 1 cup seasonal fruits (chopped)
  • 1tsp seeds and nuts trail mix
  • 1tsp pepper powder
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

How to:

  1. Place all the chopped fruits in a mixing bowl. You can add fruits such as apple, papaya, banana, mango, muskmelon, dragon fruit, blueberries, and kiwi.
  2. Next, add salt, lemon juice, pepper powder, and trail mix to these fruits. Toss the mix a couple of times so that everything gets mixed properly.
  3. Serve immediately as a delectable midday snack or an after-school snack.

11. Mixed sprouts salad or chaat

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Sprouts are a healthy addition to your child’s diet. Adding ingredients, like tofu, carrot, cucumber, and lemon, can make it healthier. Your child can prepare a customized sprouts salad that they will relish for sure.

You will need:

  • 1 cup boiled mixed sprouts (whole green gram, chickpea, Bengal gram, moth bean)
  • ½ cup carrot and cucumber mix (finely grated, carrots, cucumber)
  • ½ cup silken tofu (cubed)
  • 1 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chili (finely chopped)
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

How to:

  1. Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and put boiled sprouts into it.
  2. Add chopped onions, green chilies, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and tofu to the sprouts. Give this mixture a thorough toss twice or thrice so that everything gets mixed well.
  3. Next, add lemon juice and again give a gentle toss to the mixture.
  4. Serve it immediately with lemonade or berry squash.

[Read: Pizza Recipes For Kids]

12. Saucy zucchini noodles

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Zucchini or courgette is a nutritious summer squash and has a mild refreshing taste. Your child will love this hassle-free zucchini recipe that is simple and quick to prepare.

You will need:

  • 1 cup zucchini (finely stripped)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • 20g mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to:

  1. Peel and pit the avocado. Put it in a blender with water, nuts, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend the ingredients until you get a smooth sauce. If the blend looks pasty, add more water.
  3. Take a mixing bowl and put zucchini strips/ noodles, cherry tomatoes, carrot, cucumber, salt, pepper, and avocado sauce. Toss and mix everything well.
  4. Serve these noodles to your child as a light snack with buttermilk or fresh juice.

13. Vegetable pita pockets

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Pita bread has a mildly sweet flavor that children will likely enjoy. This recipe combines the pita bread with the goodness of fresh vegetables, mayo, and other delicious ingredients.

You will need:

  • 2 whole-wheat pita bread
  • 1 cup homemade falafel
  • 3-4tbsp tahini sauce (preferably homemade)
  • 4tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (finely chopped)
  • 1 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • ¼  cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)

How to:

  1. Cut the pita bread into two halves and create a pocket between the two layers of the bread.
  2. Mix falafel, chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and chopped parsley in a mixing bowl
  3. Add tahini sauce and mayonnaise to the vegetable mix and mix everything well.
  4. Fill the pita bread with the veggie mix, and the preparation is ready to eat.

14. Sweet corn salad

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Sweet corn is used in the preparation of a variety of soups and salads. This is a no-fire delicious corn salad recipe that your child can prepare quickly.

You will need:

  • 1 cup sweet corn (boiled)
  • ½ cup spring onions (chopped)
  • ½ cup nuts (cashews, almonds) (chopped finely)
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • ¼ cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt, to taste

How to:

  1. Take a mixing bowl and put all the ingredients into it, except cilantro.
  2. Mix well and transfer to a serving plate.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

15. Guava smoothie

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This no-flame recipe is a blend of guava and coconut milk, which are healthy for children. Your child can quickly prepare this recipe with minimum ingredients in use.

You will need:

  • 2 cups 100% guava juice (chilled)
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened yogurt

How to:

  1. Put guava juice, coconut milk, and vanilla yogurt in a blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and frothy.
  3. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into serving glasses and enjoy!

[Read: Cookie Recipes For Kids]

16. Veggie fajitas

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Fajita is a Tex-Mex preparation made from grilled meat and often served with a taco or tortilla. This recipe is a vegetarian version that does not include grilling, and thus, has no use of fire.

You will need:

  • 2 cups fresh vegetables (chopped)
  • 1 can (200g) pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 5 cup tomato salsa
  • 2 limes (zested and juiced)
  • 2tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 ripe avocados (cored and diced)
  • 1tsp garlic clove (finely grated)
  • 4 soft flour tortillas (medium-sized)

How to:

  1. For the fajita mix, put the marinated veggies into a mixing bowl and add pinto beans to it.
  2. Add two tablespoons of salsa, half of the lime zest, lemon juice, hot sauce, and cilantro. Mix everything well and keep the mixture aside.
  3. Take another bowl and put avocado into it. Add the remaining lime zest, lemon juice, and garlic.
  4. Use a fork to mash everything until you get a coarse filling.
  5. Next, take a tortilla, spread the avocado filling, followed by the fajita mix onto it. You can top it up with the remaining salsa, soured cream, sauce, and cilantro.
  6. Wrap the tortilla and serve with fresh homemade hummus.

17. Creamy canapé

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Canapé is a  cracker or piece of bread with a savory or sweet topping. It is often served as a starter. Preparing it can be a fun and creative learning experience for your child.

You will need:

For preparing dip:

  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 3-4tbsp hung curd
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1tsp vanilla essence

For preparing canapé:

  • 2 multigrain bread slices
  • ½ cup fresh Fruits (chopped)
  • ½ cup chocolate sauce
  • ½ cup colorful sprinkles (for decoration)

How to:

  1. For the dip, take a blender and put cottage cheese, hung curd, honey, and vanilla essence into it. Blend all these ingredients well until you get a creamy dip.
  2. Now, take a multigrain bread slice and cut its edges. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin and cut desired shapes with the help of a cookie cutter.
  3. Once the canapé base is ready, spread the creamy dip over each canapé.
  4. Place chopped fruit, drizzle the chocolate sauce, and decorate with sprinkles.
  5. Serve with warm milk or cold smoothie as an evening snack.

18. Fruity oats smoothie

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A smoothie is a refreshing and filling drink prepared from pureed raw fruit and/or vegetables. Your child can prepare various smoothies by combining fruit/vegetables with other ingredients, such as nuts, seeds, grains, and milk.

You will need:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups skimmed milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 cup fruit and veggie mix (papaya, banana, and spinach)
  • 1tbsp seeds and nuts trail mix
  • 1tbsp chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, and pistachio) or nut butter

How to:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender except chopped nuts.
  2. Blend the mix until you get a flowy, smooth-textured smoothie.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a serving glass and top it with chopped nuts.
  4. Serve as a midday snack or an after-school snack or a quick breakfast.

[Read: Bread Recipes For Kids]

19. Instant bread dahi vada

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It is an alternative to traditional dahi vadas, which are made with deep-fried black lentil cakes. In India, dahi vada is a popular snack often eaten between meals or even as an appetizer.

You will need:

  • 4-5 white bread slices
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 3tbsp sweet tamarind chutney
  • ¼ cup roasted cashew (roughly chopped)
  • ⅛ cup raisins
  • 1in ginger piece (finely chopped)
  • 2tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ¼tsp roasted cumin (powder)
  • Black salt, to taste

How to:

  1. Wash and soak raisins in water and keep them aside.
  2. Next, take yogurt in a bowl and whisk it until you get a smooth, flowy consistency.
  3. Add ¼ cup water, black salt, and brown sugar to the yogurt and mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Now, take the bread slices, remove their edges, and cut them into round shapes with a cookie cutter.
  5. Take the cut bread piece, dip it in the curd, and place it in the serving dish.
  6. Sprinkle chopped cashews, raisins, ginger, and coriander on top.
  7. Cover the dressed bread piece with another piece and repeat the process.
  8. Place the third bread piece and drizzle yogurt mix, tamarind chutney, salt, and cumin powder.
  9. Drizzle yogurt mixture over it to cover all the sides.
  10. Serve immediately with sweet lime water or any other beverage of choice.

20. Rainforest yogurt sundae

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Sundae is one of the fabulous desserts that consists of ice cream topped with a sweet sauce or syrup. This recipe replaces ice cream with frozen yogurt and adds mixed nuts and seeds to make the preparation nutritious.

You will need:

  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt (frozen)
  • 1cup fruits (chopped)
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts and seeds (chopped)

How to: 

  1. Take the chopped seasonal fruits such as banana, pineapple mango, etc., of your child’s choice.
  2. Place these fruits in an ice cream dish and layer them with frozen yogurt.
  3. Sprinkle chopped seeds and nuts.
  4. Serve immediately for the best flavors and taste.

Cooking without fire can be a fun learning experience for your child. Guide them on the steps involved in the recipes and discuss customizations that can be done. Let them pick the ingredients and motivate them to look for healthier options. It can help inculcate healthy eating habits in your child, in the long run.

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