With all the cooking we do the kids are asking to cook more food and making healthy snacks that they will enjoy is part of this. We love pizza’s, but they take a time to make so following the Italian influence and one of my favourite appetizers, an Easy Bruschetta Recipe with them mixing and matching their own ingredients.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

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Ingredients

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Salad Tomatoes

Red Pepper

Red Onion

Basil

Mozzarella

Salami

Parmesan Cheese

French Baguettes

Making Easy Bruschettas with kids

First, we cut up the bread together into thick slices that the kids would enjoy eating. Then we tore up the mozzarella into chunks and peeled the onion.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

The kids then set about chopping the ingredients. Soft fruit like tomatoes can be more tricky for kids to chop than some of the harder fruit so we helped T first off showing her to start with the point of the knife into the tomato and then move it down chopping the tomato.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

T then finished chopping the tomatoes herself and we helped her with the other ingredients.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

With everything in dishes, she set about making up her bruschettas adding what she wanted to the as did her friends and ourselves.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

We then put them on a cookie sheet and under the grill until the cheese melted on the bruschettas with cheese.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.

Quick and Easy Bruschetta Recipe

A simple healthy bruschetta recipe to make with kids ideal for those after-school hunger pains or as a simple summer meal starter to enjoy together.
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Author: Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Salami
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Red Peper
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • French Stick

Instructions

  • Chop the french stick
  • Chop up the ingredients and place in separate dishes
  • Construct the bruschettas - get each child to make their own with their favourites from the ingredients
  • Place under a grill until the cheese is melted
  • Serve
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Even the youngest members of the family can start to use a knife with this set of Nylon Knives – they are sharp enough to cut through fruit and vegetables but safe enough so that they don’t cut through the delicate skin of your children.


Although I love my wooden bread board when cutting fruit and vegetables I try and avoid using it instead preferring an easy wipe clean chopping board. This set has colour coded boards for use with different foods ideal for avoiding cross-contamination of germs from meat to vegetables.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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