It is always fun to cook with the family, especially when you find ways to get the kids involved. When you make family dinners it is important to foster healthy eating habits while teaching your kids valuable cooking skills. Hearn Kirkwood is here to help your family stay healthy while creating happy and tasty memories together. We have for you some kid-friendly dinners you can cook with your little chefs and get them involved in the kitchen. Get started now!
When cooking with the kids in the kitchen, make sure you cook meals that are pleasing to their taste buds and always have a supervisor for them as they have fun in the kitchen. Cutting, slicing and using the stove can be dangerous if your little chefs are not properly monitored.
Save the following kid-friendly recipes to your recipe book:
Crispy Oven Chicken Fingers
One great meal you can cook with the kids is crispy chicken fingers. Finger food is always popular with children and adults alike, especially when it is irresistibly crunchy.
You can help your children cook these delicious chicken fingers by letting them measure the batter ingredients and coat the chicken strips. Before allowing them to perform these tasks let them learn about proper food safety, such as washing all hands prior to handling raw food.
To make this dish you will need buttermilk, garlic, hot pepper sauce, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper, sesame crisp bread, unsalted butter and hot pepper sauce. Click here for the exact measurements of ingredients and cooking directions. The recipe can yield up to 32 pieces of chicken fingers. It will take about 2hrs and 40 minutes to prepare and cook.
Another great meal to try with the kids is homemade pizza. You can make this meal under an hour. Use homemade dough or ready-made dough for this fun filled meal. Don’t forget to ask the family for their favorite toppings prior to making the meal with your kid chefs.
Allow the kids to shape the dough and ladle the sauce onto the pie. For older children, allow them to prepare and chop vegetable toppings such as onions and peppers. The standard recipe here only takes 55 minutes to prepare and a cooking time of only 18 minutes. Have the cameras ready to capture the masterpiece of a meal made by your children.
Oven Roasted Meatballs With Spaghetti
Lastly, try making with the kids oven roasted meatballs. This recipe can be made in only 40 minutes. This is a great weeknight meal to make using ground turkey to create a classic yet lean Italian dish.
The kids can help knead the turkey mixture to form the meat into balls. As the meatballs cook, teach your child how to tell when the pasta is done cooking.
Click here for the ingredients, cooking directions and nutritional information.
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.
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