5 Warm and Toasty Kid Friendly Recipe Ideas

Kid Friendly Winter Recipe Ideas

Easy Food Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, Supper or Dessert

The holidays have come and gone but the cold winter weather is likely just getting started. One of the best parts of Canadian winters is the snow. Spending time outside with the kids, snowball fights, building snowmen and creating snow angels.  Of course playing hockey or spending an afternoon at the skating rink is a must.

The first thing you’ll likely want to do when you come in from the cold is to warm up with a hot meal, snack or treat. Wonder® bread has you covered with these 5 super quick recipe ideas for the kids to enjoy while taking some downtime before their next outdoor activity!

1.Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Bake

Wonder Tomato Soup And Grilled Cheese Recipe

Here’s an easy recipe that brings together soup and grilled cheese for the perfect winter sandwich. The great thing is if you’re short on time and don’t want to make the soup from scratch, you can easily substitute a canned soup.  While this is definitely a Sunday lunchtime win, it’s also a very fast way to complete any weeknight dish.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need (which are likely already in your pantry or refrigerator!) 
•    12 slices Wonder® White Texas Toast Bread
•    3 ounces cream cheese
•    1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil, divided
•    6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
•    6 tablespoons butter, softened
•    1/2 cup tomato paste
•    1 garlic clove, minced
•    1/4 teaspoon salt
•    1/4 teaspoon pepper
•    1-3/4 cups 2% milk
•    2 large eggs
•    1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend or part-skim mozzarella cheese
•    Additional marinara sauce, warmed, optional
Click here for the full recipe 

Let’s face it, grilled cheese is the ideal go to sandwich for any lunchtime win but there’s something about warm ooey gooey cheese that hits the spot on those especially cold days.



Click here for 6 other great ways to enjoy this classic.

2.Easy Baked Apple Pie Sandwich 

Wonder Bread Apple Pie

Apple pie is a dessert go-to as soon as the Autumn air starts to arrive but there’s something even more satisfying about enjoying it while watching the snow falling. Baking an apple pie from scratch every time the craving comes up is not likely something you have the time to do but here’s the next best thing!

This fast apple pie inspired dessert recipe is something the kids are sure to love and something you can whip together in no time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
For Pies
·       5 slices Wonder® White Bread
·       1 small apple
·       1 tbsp sugar
·       1 tbsp honey
·       1 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp cinnamon for dusting 
·       1 tbsp butter
·       1 egg
·       1 tbsp water
For Glaze
·       1 cup powdered sugar
·       ½ tsp vanilla extract
·       1-2 tbsp milk
·       Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture            will thicken slightly as it sets

See the full recipe here 

3.Garlic Bread Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

Wonder bread Garlic Break Parm Chicken Sandwich

The kids are going to love this recipe idea even more than you! It’s super easy to make, and brings together kiddo favs like Wonder® hamburger buns, chicken tenders and melted cheese for the perfect winter lunch or dinner sandwich.

This recipe can be modified by sneaking in a few vegetables like peppers or spinach as well as opting for homemade chicken breast tenders if you’re feeling extra ambitious or even chicken nuggets if that's all you have in the freezer.  

Here are the ingredients you’ll need.
·       6 Wonder® Non-GMO Project Verified Hamburger Buns
·       12-18 breaded chicken strips (2-3 large strips per sandwich)
·       1 cup tomato sauce (not chunky)
·       6 slices mozzarella cheese
·       ¼ cup garlic butter or spread, softened

Find the full recipe here 

4.Strawberry & Cream Cheese French Toast Roll-Ups

Wonder bread Cream Cheese Rollups

Start your winter weekend mornings off with this warm and toasty breakfast recipe that the kids will enjoy dipping while catching up on their Saturday morning cartoon time. These are even fun for your picky eaters who may not go for a traditional French toast and the fruit can easily be substituted for whatever the kids love most or what you have left in the refrigerator! 
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
·       8 slices of Wonder® Non-GMO Project Verified White Bread or Texas Toast Bread 
·       8 tsp. cream cheese, softened (to taste)
·       8 strawberries, sliced (to taste)
·       2 eggs
·       1 tbsp. milk
·       ½ tsp. cinnamon
·       ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here

5.Garlic Bread and Cheese Pasta Pie

Wonder Bread Pasta Pie

This recipe is a great one for when the kids are going to have friends over and something their friends are sure to tell their parents about when they get home! Pasta, sauce, cheese and of course Wonder® bread all come together for this dinner time treat.

This is another recipe idea that is easy to make and even easier to sneak extra vegetables into so keep some chopped up and on hand for when they’re not looking!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
·       12 slices of Wonder® Non-GMO Project Verified White Texas Toast Bread 
·       14 oz. (1 package) or spiral pasta, cooked
·       2 ½ cups mozzarella, grated
·       ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
·       1 lb. of ground beef 
·       1 medium green pepper, chopped
·       1 medium onion, chopped
·       24 ounces of marinara sauce
·       1 tsp. dried basil
·       3 tsp. Italian seasoning
·       6 tbsp. butter, cubed
·       6 garlic cloves, minced

Get the full recipe here  

Now that you’re set with these easy recipes to help keep the whole family warm click here for even more fun ways to make winter memories while the snow is still around.
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