April 22 is Earth Day! Help your kids think more about the world around them by making one of these Earth-inspired recipes. For breakfast, you can make Earth Day pancakes designed to look like edible globes or happy Earth Day granola. Inspire ‘wows’ from your kids by putting together a fruit flower garden or veggie flowers. For a main dish, try macaroni and trees. And to finish the day? Make Earth Day cupcakes with cloud frosting. And as you’re making these recipes together share your thoughts and feelings about keeping the environment cleaner and healthier.
Earth Day Pancakes
Start the day off with a surprise by making these Earth Day pancakes from Creative Food. Use your favorite pancake mix and then use food coloring to make part of it green and the other blue. Pour the batter on a hot skillet to create the earth shape. Just remember to make your globe backwards since you’ll be flipping it.
Happy Earth Day Granola
Here’s another idea to wake up your kids – happy Earth Day granola from Mr. Breakfast. This recipe includes a mix of good-for-your-kiddos ingredients like oats, dried cranberries, flax seed, honey, walnuts and raisins. Make it your own by adding in your kids’ favorite ingredients. If they love raisins, add in more.
Fruit Flower Garden
Let your kids help you create this fruit flower garden from Taste of Home. Honeydew melon and pineapple are transformed into flowers with grapes as the center. Use pretzel sticks and grapes to make ants invading the garden.
Follow the pictures to create these veggie flowers from Recipe By Photo. Cut cucumbers in half to craft the flower base. And the top? A carrot cut into the shape of a tulip.
Macaroni and Trees
Add some fun to this kid-favorite by making broccoli into a cheesy forest with this macaroni and trees recipe from Whole Foods. Let your kids place the broccoli into the pasta to look like groups of trees. Bonus – if your kids help put it together, they’ll be more likely to eat their veggies!
Earth Day Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting
Green and blue batter mix together to make these Earth Day cupcakes with cloud frosting from Mrs. Fields. The final touch is adding a generous dollop of white frosting to make these sweet globes look like they’ve been dusted with fluffy clouds.