“Hey, Let Me Help!” You’ve heard this approximately one hundred times. One day you’ll miss their “help”, but for now? An immediate and overwhelming sense of dread overtakes you. It’s been a long day at work, and you barely have the time and energy to put dinner together, much less clean up and avoid the disaster that comes with this pledge to assistance.

Many kids love to help with dinner. Some are actually interested, and others just want to spend time with you. Working in the kitchen helps teach kids from an early age to understand chemistry, follow directions, use measurements, and helps with hand-eye coordination and concentration. Fortunately, there are a lot of fun and healthy recipes out there for kids to make.

Kids prefer yummy healthy recipes for themselves above all else. Some healthy recipes for kids focus on being simple, other healthy recipes for kids are just tasty, and others are more fun!

1. Healthy Chicken Pot Popovers by the Food Network.

This recipe uses low sodium chicken broth, and a homemade popover dough with vegetables and skinless chicken. For younger children, this tasty healthy recipe indicates that they can assist with cracking eggs, shredding chicken, and stirring the filling. Older kids are able to help by doing those items as well as measuring out all of the ingredients. (With direction, of course)

2. Leftover Chicken Tacos

If you’re on top of meal prepping already, you may have a refrigerator full of pre-grilled or baked chicken breasts. This can make for a super quick and easy healthy recipes for kids. Simply have them help shred the precooked chicken, and they can also help assemble the tacos for everyone in the family. It takes almost no time to put together, but everyone is sure to love it.

3. Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Kids love sweet treats, and chicken usually goes over well with everyone, but can get boring! Give it some fun by preparing diced chicken and pineapples. Let your kids alternate putting pineapple and chicken onto the sticks, before you take them to the grill. The recipe mentions adding a peanut butter coconut sauce, and it’s strongly recommended to provide a unique flavor. This recipe can be very fun for kids to make, and can be spruced up by adding onions, peppers, or mushrooms to the kabobs. Make sure with this recipe your children follow proper hand-washing procedures to avoid foodborne illnesses when handling raw chicken.