Summer Cooking for the Family

Are you Cooking for Family Over the Summer Holidays?

Summer holidays are a time for fun, relaxation and making memories with family and one of the best ways to create lasting memories is through some clever summer cooking.

This is especially true when you can involve the whole group (mainly children) in the cooking process, so whether you’re planning a picnic in the park, a beach day, or just a cosy meal at home, here are some quick and delicious recipes that everyone will love.

Kid-Friendly Recipes to Try This Summer

If you are looking for dishes that your little ones will love this summer, Let Icon Kitchens help you with some dishes that are easy to prepare, packed with flavour, and perfect for warm days.

Mini Pita PizzasA quick, easy pizza is a fantastic way to get the family involved in the kitchen. Pizzas (especially Pitta Pizza’s) are easy to make, customisable and cook in just a few minutes.

Just follow the easy steps below.

  • Lay out mini pitas on a baking sheet, and spread a spoonful of tomato sauce on each one.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded mozzarella cheese on top and let everyone add their favourite toppings.
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Chicken and Veggie Skewers – We can all agree that grilling is a fun and family oriented summer activity, and these chicken and veggie skewers are both tasty yet fun to make.

Simply follow the easy steps below.

  • Thread diced chicken and vegetables onto skewers, alternating between the different portions as you go along.
  • Brush the skewers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper,
  • Grill for around 10 minutes. ( turn them occasionally, cooking until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender).

No-Bake Energy Balls – Energy balls are perfect for a quick snack or a healthy dessert. They are easy to make and packed with nutritious ingredients.

Here’s our quick & easy way to make a great energy ball, everyone will enjoy.

  • In a large bowl, mix your ingredients – consisting of oats, peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips or raisins and vanilla extract – together until well combined.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls using your hands, and place the balls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  • Put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

These are ready to eat after 30 minutes and then you can store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

Homemade Ice Lollies – Homemade ice lollies are a great way to beat the summer heat and they can be made with juices, fizzy drinks or even with just about any fruit.

Simply follow the easy steps below for a fresh, juicy version.

  • Blend fresh fruit with yoghurt or fruit juice until smooth, (adding honey to taste).
  • Pour the mixture into ice lolly moulds, insert sticks and freeze for around four hours or until completely frozen.

Cooking for your family during the summer holidays doesn’t have to be complicated and lets face it, when everyone is enjoying the heart, you really don’t want a heavy, hard to prepare meal. So we hope these quick, family-friendly recipes, will help you create delicious meals and snacks that everyone will love.

Don’t forget, here is always an amazing option (if funds allow) of an outside kitchen space, where anyway can feel like summer (with some clever design)..

Lets have a conversation and see what can be achieved for you.

Pro tip: Simply contact Icon Kitchen Designs by clicking HERE for some innovative Kitchen Design ideas.


Make sure you follow Icon Kitchen Designs on Social Media.