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Here are some childrens' favourite recipes. You may want to try them out for yourself but do read our topic on Safety in the kitchen before you start.

Pizza - Ham and pineapple

What you need (ingredients)

1 round of Lebanese bread.
Tomato sauce or
   tomato paste 
1 cup of grated cheese.
100g sliced ham.
1 can (220 g) crushed pineapple 
pizza What you use

Measuring cup
Small sharp knife
Table knife
Can opener
Sieve or colander
Pizza plate or
   baking tray.

This is what you do

  1. Turn the oven to 200C. (It takes a while to heat up.)
  2. Put the bread onto the pizza plate or baking tray.
  3. Use a knife to spread the bread thinly with tomato sauce or paste.
  4. Sprinkle with half the grated cheese.


  1. Cut the ham into small pieces using the sharp knife.
  2. Open the can of pineapple and pour it into a sieve to drain off the juice. Drain it into a bowl, or over the sink if you don't want to save the juice.
  3. Put the ham on top of the cheese and put the pineapple on top of the ham.
  4. Sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese over the top.
  5. Put into the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown.

You can use the same base but choose your own topping like mushrooms, any cold meat, green peppers, prawns or whatever you like.

Serve with a salad (don't forget to wash everything carefully first)

Baked potatoes


You need 

4 medium potatoes
You use

Oven tray

What you do.

  1. Turn the oven to 200C.
  2. Scrub the potatoes under running water and prick once with a fork.
  3. Put the potatoes at the back of the centre shelf in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  4. When the time is up, remove the potatoes from the oven and, using oven gloves, cut them in half.
  5. Serve them with butter, margarine or sour cream.

You can sprinkle them with ham, cheese, cottage cheese or some other filling if you wish.

If you are in a hurry, prick a large potato with a fork and put it into a cling wrapped dish, then microwave it for 4 minutes. Turn it over and cook it for another 3 minutes. Wait a minute before you cut it into half.

Anzac Day slice

This is what you need

1 cup (90g) rolled oats

1 cup (220g) brown sugar

3/4 cup (65g) coconut

1/2 cup (110g) plain flour

125g butter

2 tblsp golden syrup

1/4 cup (15g) shredded coconut

  What you use

Slice pan
Baking paper
Large bowl
Wooden spoon
Oven gloves
Wooden board

 What you do

Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • Line an 18cm x 28cm slice pan with baking paper or grease the pan with margarine.
  • Put oats, sugar, coconut and flour into a big bowl and stir them up together
  • Melt butter and golden syrup in a small saucepan on low heat for 1-2 minutes or microwave for 20 secs in a microwave bowl. Stir together.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the big bowl and stir really well.
  • Press the mixture into the slice pan with the bottom of a glass or the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Sprinkle with half the coconut.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
  • Take pan out of oven   -  be sure to use oven gloves and put onto a wooden board. (You don’t want to burn the kitchen bench!)
  • Sprinkle the rest of the coconut over the slice
  • Leave the slice to cool down
  • Cut into squares to serve.

Easy chicken and sweet corn soup

You need

1 packet salt reduced chicken noodle soup.

1 440 g can creamed corn

1 egg
bowl of soup You use

1 large saucepan
1 fork or whisk
1 wooden spoon
1 can opener
1 small jug

What you do

  1. Open can of corn and drain off the liquid.
  2. Crack the egg into a jug and whisk.
  1. Put the soup mix into 400 ml of water in the pan.
  2. Mix with the wooden spoon.
  3. Put the pan onto a low heat on the stove.
  1. Stir until it boils. (Use the wooden spoon.)
  2. Turn down the heat and cook, stirring now and again for as long as the packet says (about 5 minutes usually)
  3. Take the pan off the stove.
  4. Pour the whole can of corn into the soup and bring it back to the boil.
  5.  Take the pan off the stove.
  6.  Pour the egg from the jug into the soup in a thin steady stream and stir quickly at the same time.
  7.  Use a soup ladle to pour soup into serving bowls.
  8.  Serve with bread.

Dr Kim

Milk shakes

milk carton fruit
You use

1 cup of milk 

half a cup of fruit (banana, strawberries, peaches or whatever soft fruit you have) 

Scoop of ice cream or small carton of plain yoghurt (yoghurt is healthier)
You need

A whisk and bowl or
an electric blender (check with mum)

Small sharp knife
Chopping board

What you do

  1. Pour the milk into the bowl or blender.
  2. Cut up the fruit into small pieces.
  3. Put the fruit into the milk and whisk, or blend until smooth.
  4. Add the ice cream and whisk again.
  5. Pour into a glass and drink!

Yummy! And good for you too.

 Of course you don't have to cook to get great healthy food.

See the topic "A healthy lunch box" if you would like some ideas for snacks and lunch boxes.

Do remember to wash your hands before you start and clean up as you go along. Oh and don't forget to wrap what you don't use and put it back in the fridge. strawberry


Dr Kate says:

Dr Kate

Learning how to use things properly in the kitchen will help to keep you safe. Cooking is fun and you can learn about keeping germs away from food at the same time.


More recipes

Another page of great recipes for kids to try in the kitchen.

  • Hot recipes for cold days
    - Easy Aussie mini-snacks
    - Chicken and broccoli casserole
    - Hot pockets for you and a friend
  • If you have a condition that means you can't eat some foods, there are lots of websites which have recipes just for you. Just type in 'recipes', 'kids', 'special', 'diets' into your search engine and there are lots of healthy recipes for you to chose from.

We will be adding more recipe pages, so check back from time to time to get the latest recipes.

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