Meals Your Kids Will Want to Cook (And Eat!)
Spice ‘n Easy Meals
Spice ‘n Easys were designed to make cooking quick and simple without sacrificing quality or flavor. They’re so easy, in fact, that kids of all ages can pitch in to create a multi-course meal for the whole family.
Sour cream is the only ingredient you need to mix up a flavorful batch of buttermilk ranch with this Spice ‘n Easy. Let the kids create veggie plates as a healthy and fun appetizer—creative veggie designs encouraged!
Seven Onion BBQ Meatloaf
Kids and adults alike love BBQ sauce. Same goes for meatloaf, a comfort food classic. With this Spice ‘n Easy, you get a flavorful spice mix for meatloaf along with a packet of Midwestern Sweet BBQ sauce for the glaze. That means all you need from the store is ground beef, breadcrumbs, and eggs. This one’s fun because kids can get hands-on, mixing everything together and sculpting the loaf. Plus, the leftovers make awesome sandwiches for the next day.
You can skip the oven with this simple dessert. Just add the spice mix and a few additional ingredients to a bowl, mix everything up, pour it into two mugs, and microwave. Ding! Dessert is served.
If you too have a picky eater on your hands, start by having them help out with recipes for food they already love.
These are great for even the youngest chefs since there’s no messy (and potentially dangerous) frying involved. They’re made Shake ‘n Bake-style with a simple panko breading flavored with our tangy Pyramid Peak Lemon Pepper, the same seasoning that goes into the creamy dipping sauce.
Make this recipe even simpler by using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Kids can help shred the chicken before they mix it with Midwestern Sweet Barbecue Sauce. Then, let them build their own quesadilla by layering the meat and cheese before you help them heat it up in a skillet.
Skip the ice cream truck and cool off with this sweet treat from your own kitchen instead. All you need is a blender and our Classic or Cinnamon Hot Chocolate to whip up this icy cold version of an all-time favorite. Don’t forget the mini marshmallows!
Once your helper gets more confident in their skills, start adding some more elevated choices to the menu.
Kids love bright colors and can’t get enough of dips - this recipe’s got both! Plus it’s healthy so you can feel good about letting them eat as much as they can handle. The best part is that hummus is the perfect base for experimenting with spices. We like a mixture of Park Hill Maple & Spice and Ground Cumin Seeds or Poultry Seasoning and Ground Coriander Seeds, but encourage your kids to taste different spice combinations and get creative.
This recipe is way simpler than it sounds and despite the use of Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce, has pretty mild heat so it’s totally family friendly. From mixing ingredients and stirring beef to chopping broccoli, there’s plenty of simple steps kids can help with. The result—a base of rice or any other grain you prefer, topped with flavorful ground beef—is sure to become a go-to weeknight meal.
This is a fun one because it combines two things that don’t normally go together - BBQ sauce and Asian stir-fry. Bonus: it’s a super simple way to sneak in plenty of veggies. Our Woody’s Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Asian Style Sprinkle are the stars of this simple and sweet dish that comes together in about 15 minutes.
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