Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids can be a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get them started on a healthy living path (and re-enforce your own healthy eating habits :)!  Eat Right Ontario has a series of tips on their website for kids at different ages, from 2-11 years old.  These tips are designed to build both skills and confidence that will last a lifetime.  They also have 86 kid friendly award winning recipes.  Here’s an example from their website, for more recipes and other helpful tips check out Eat Right Ontario.

Awesome Mini Mushroom Omelettes



2015 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 1st place!

Carter, from Kemptville, enjoys making this recipe. This recipe makes 12 muffins, perfect for a family to enjoy for the week. Make these individual omelets to take for breakfast on the run or tuck into a lunch for the kids. Easy to pick up and eat warm or cold.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes: 12


1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1 pkg (227 g) sliced mushrooms

1 onion, diced

1 tsp (5 mL) Italian seasoning

6 slices ham or turkey (about 100 g), chopped

12 eggs

¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and fresh ground pepper

1 cup (250 mL) shredded light old cheddar cheese



  1. In a nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Cook mushrooms, onion and italian seasoning for about 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in ham.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide mushroom and ham mixture among 12 lightly sprayed muffin tins. Ladle egg mixture into muffin tins. Sprinkle each with some of the cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for about 20 minutes or until golden and knife inserted in centre comes out clean.



  • Try cooking up zucchini or peppers with the mushrooms to change up your omelette flavour.


Per serving (1 muffin): Calories: 138, Protein: 11g, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrate: 3g, Fibre: 1g, Sodium: 288mg