5 Meals You Can Cook With The KidsMay 9, 2023
It’s no secret that little kids love to lend a helping hand. They want to do what the ‘big kids’ do and are always up for being a helper when mum and dad ask, especially in the kitchen!
Kitchens are, of course, home to our knives, stoves, kettles and other appliances, that are unsafe for children. However, there are many steps within a recipe where kids can help, that don’t require them to use any of these items!
So, we’ve chosen five family favourite recipes that kids will not only enjoy eating but can be part of the cooking process too.
Easy Beef Sausages & Garlicky Corn Cobs
A staple dish with a garlicky twist. Very little is required to make these Easy Beef Sausages & Garlicky Corn Cobs shine. In fact, all you need to add is some garlic and buttery potatoes with corn on the cobs to round out the meal. Serve with bright apple salad and honey-chipotle aioli for the perfect dinner option that the kids will want again and again.
Crumbed Chicken Dippers & Rosemary Potato Wedges
It’s no secret that kids love chicken dippers. As well as being able to enjoy dipping and eating Crumbed Chicken Dippers & Rosemary Potato Wedges with their hands, they also have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of the dish. Why not let them assist in seasoning the wedges and acquire the skills to coat the chicken with breadcrumbs?
Cheesy Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas
When introducing your kids into the kitchen, you want to start with simple tasks that can’t go wrong, like sprinkling the cheese on the top of these Cheesy Tex-Mex Beef Enchiladas before going into the oven to melt away. Using this recipe, kids can also prepare the salad before topping it with the delicious enchiladas.
Quick Hoisin Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry
Quick Hoisin Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry is a great recipe to get your kids involved with whilst also encouraging them to eat their veggies! Packed with flavour and full of nutrients, this is perfect for those busy days when you want to whip something up quickly.
Beef & Red Pesto Meatballs
The rich red pesto in our Beef & Red Pesto Meatballs blends beautifully with beef mince to create delicious meatballs with a twist, which children will love mixing and rolling. Let your little ones add a sprinkling of strong Parmesan cheese to complete the dish.
Bonus Tip: When kids help us cook, it’s bound to take a little longer to make this dish than it usually would. So, if you’re in a rush, but still want them to feel like they’ve helped, get them to put the salt and pepper on at the end. It may not seem like much, but to them it’s everything!
Happy cooking with the kids!