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Cook healthy recipes with your kids!

Cooking at home is healthy and easy. With the right ingredients and some help from your children, you’ll be serving home-made treats to the whole family in no time!

Bronto Burger

You don’t have to be a Modern Stone Age Family to enjoy a real Bronto Burger.

Bronto Burger
What you need:
  • 1 lb.(500 g) medium ground beef
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped celery
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried basil leaves
  • 4-6 burger buns
Toppings:

Lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pickles, olives, carrots, cucumber, sweet peppers, etc.

What to do:
  • Combine first seven ingredients in bowl. Mix well. Shape into patties.
  • Heat frying pan on medium heat. Pan-fry burgers on both sides until well done.
  • Place lettuce, cheese and tomato on bottom bun, add burger and cover with top.

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and let them decorate the bun to look like their favourite dinosaur! Use toothpicks where necessary to fasten pieces to the bun.

Makes 4 to 6 burgers.

Chicken Bites

Serve up a little fun with these family favourites.

Chicken Bites
What you need:
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped peanuts, almonds or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cornflake crumbs
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) paprika
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) dried basil
  • 1 lb. (500 g) boneless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) plain yogurt
  • Serve with plum sauce or honey
What to do:
  • Mix peanuts, crumbs and seasonings on sheet of waxed paper. Cut chicken into strips about 1 1/4" (2 cm) wide. Dip chicken strips into yogurt then into crumb mixture to coat.
  • Place on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 4 minutes. Turn strips over and bake 4-6 minutes longer.
  • Serve with plum sauce or honey.

Makes about 4 servings

Hip-Hoppy Salad

This tasty salad is filled with good stuff sure to put a little spring in your kids’ step.

Hip-Hoppy Salad
What you need:
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raisins
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 apple
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
  • salt to taste
Variation:

Add a little crunch by sprinkling sunflower seeds on top of salad.

What to do:
  • Wash carrots. Grate finely. Put into bowl.
  • Add raisins and chopped celery.
  • Cut apple in quarters. Remove core. Chop and add to salad with remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand 2 hours to let flavours mellow.
  • Stir again before eating. Serve on a lettuce leaf or in a small bowl.

Makes about 6 servings

BEDROCK-a-Berry Punch

When it comes to tradition, this holiday punch recipe is carved in stone.

Bedrock-a-Berry Punch
What you need:
Fruit Cubes:
  • 12 seedless green grapes
  • 12 medium strawberries or maraschino cherries
Punch:
  • 1 can (341 mL) frozen raspberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (341 mL) frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (341 mL) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 5 cups (1250 mL) cold water
  • 4 cups (1 L) cold carbonated lemon-lime pop or ginger ale
What to do:
Fruit Cubes:
  • Put a piece of fruit in each section of an ice cube tray.
  • Fill tray with water.
  • Freeze until firm.
Punch :
  • Combine fruit juice concentrates and water in punch bowl.
  • Just before serving, stir in pop.
  • Add fruit cubes.

Makes about 15 servings.

BEDROCK Pops

When things heat up in BEDROCK, these Ice Age treats hit the spot.

Bedrock Pops
What you need:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) frozen orange juice from concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
Variations:

Try flavoured yogurts or other juice concentrates like pineapple, raspberry or grape.

What to do:
  • Combine all ingredients in bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until firm - about 4 hours or overnight.

(If you don’t have a mold, use plastic cups. Place cups in a pan for easy handling and freeze for about 1 hour or until starting to get firm. Insert a stick in centre of each pop and put back in freezer until frozen. To serve, hold a warm hand around cup for a minute, then push bottom to release ice pop.)

Makes 8 to 12 ice pops.

Party Pizzas

Surprise everyone with a pizza they can call their own!

Party Pizzas
What you need:
  • Crusts
  • English muffins (split and toasted)
  • Bagels (split)
  • Pita breads
Toppings:

Pizza or pasta sauce, tomato slices, sliced mushrooms, diced green peppers, pineapple tidbits, pepperoni, cooked diced bacon, ham, olives, shredded or sliced mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

What to do:

Have a selection of crusts and toppings available. Everyone can prepare their own pizza with their favourite ingredients.

  • Spread sauce on crust.
  • Add 3-4 toppings and cheese.
  • Place pizzas on baking sheets. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted.
Cheese-a-Roni

Dig in, prehistoric cheese lovers!

Cheese-a-Roni
What you need:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) macaroni
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated parmesan
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) light cream
  • 1 can (170 g) flaked tuna
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded cheddar (optional topping)
What to do:
  • Cook macaroni in large pot of boiling salted water for 10 minutes, or until tender but still firm.
  • Drain well.
  • Heat cheeses (except topping) and cream in large saucepan until smoothly melted.
  • Add macaroni and tuna.
  • Heat through.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese on top just before serving, if desired.

Makes about 4 servings.

Cheddables

Yabba-Dabba-Doo! delicious.

Cheddables
What you need:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
What to do:
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl.
  • Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Add milk all at once, stirring to make soft dough.
  • Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 °F (200 °C) for 15-20 minutes, or until light golden brown colour.
  • Serve warm.

Makes about 12 biscuits.

Sabertooth Smoothie

This breakfast-on-the-run is so delicious, your kids will be yelling Yabba-Dabba-Doo!

Sabertooth Smoothie
What you need:
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) orange juice
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) yogurt
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 6 ice cubes, crushed
What to do:
  • Combine all ingredients in blender container.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

Makes about 4 servings.

Pterodactyl Nests

See how easy it is to whip up a batch of Pterodactyl Nests with this fun no-bake recipe.

Pterodactyl Nests
What you need:
  • 3 cups (750 mL) chow mein noodles
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter or margarine
  • “Nest eggs”, Jelly beans or candy-coated chocolates
What to do:
  • Crush noodles slightly; set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips and butter in saucepan on low heat on stove or in large bowl in microwave.
  • Stir in noodles. Mix very well to coat all noodles with chocolate.
  • Drop mixture from a spoon in small clumps on waxed paper.
  • Carefully place a few candies in centre of nests.
  • Leave until firm. Store in refrigerator.

Makes about 30 nests.

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