Favorite Kid-Friendly Eats Featured on The Kitchen

Children — and kids at heart — will appreciate The Kitchen co-hosts' go-to recipes for simple snacks and must-try meals alike.

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Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Jeffrey Neira ©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Jeffrey Neira ©2014, Watershed Visual Media, All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeffrey Neira ©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeffrey Neira ©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Emile Wamsteker ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Believe it or not, it takes just two ingredients — blueberry preserves and Greek yogurt — to make these DIY frozen treats, and best of all, you don't need fancy molds to make them; throwaway paper cups will do the job well. 

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Corn and Tomato Pizza

Save time in the kitchen by starting with prepared pizza dough — that will ensure Katie Lee's fuss-free personal pie is on the table in 20 minutes. When it comes to toppings, keep it simple and opt for naturally sweet grape tomatoes and fresh corn.

Get the Recipe: Corn and Tomato Pizza

Ranch Dressing

If the only way your kids will snack on fresh veggies is if they're accompanied by ranch dip, skip the bottled stuff and make this homemade version instead. It's ready to eat in only five quick minutes.

Get the Recipe: Ranch Dressing

Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce

It's no secret that kids are fans of fish sticks. But if you're used to reaching for the frozen variety, try Marcela Valladolid's homemade version instead. She breads meaty halibut in panko, then fries the fish and serves it alongside a creamy mayo-mustard sauce.

Get the Recipe: Fish Sticks with Tartar Sauce

Flowery Fun Fruit Skewers

Dress up your usual presentation of fruit salad by using a cookie cutter to create flower-shaped melons and threading the fruit on skewers. For a hearty addition, be sure to skewer cubes of granola bars as well.

Get the Recipe: Flowery Fun Fruit Skewers

Sweet Glazed Butterflied Grilled Chicken

The secret to Sunny Anderson's go-to glaze is a tangy mixture of vinegar, brown sugar and mustard. She recommends waiting until the final few minutes of cooking to add it to the meat, so the sugars don't burn on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Glazed Butterflied Grilled Chicken

Mama Mauro's Red Sauce

Made with a mix of flavorful dried herbs, Jeff Mauro's fresh pasta sauce boasts just a pinch of sugar, which helps balance the acidity of the tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Mama Mauro's Red Sauce

Aztec Fruit Bars

Packed with crunchy almonds, four kinds of chewy dried fruits and bittersweet chocolate, Marcela's easy-to-prepare bars are go-to snacks.

Get the Recipe: Aztec Fruit Bars

Cordon Bleu Kidbobs

Jeff transforms a French classic — chicken cordon bleu — into a child-friendly take on kebabs by skewering the traditional ingredients: grilled chicken, ham and Swiss cheese. Serve these eat-with-your-hands bites with a mustard sauce for easy dipping.

Get the Recipe: Cordon Bleu Kidbobs

Chocolate Chickpea Hazelnut Spread

For a next-level take on classic chocolate-hazelnut spread, Katie processes cocoa powder and hazelnuts with canned chickpeas, adding welcome texture to the finished dish.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chickpea Hazelnut Spread

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