Cooking With Your Kids

August 11, 2020

Juggling your 2 pm online meeting, entertaining your children, and keeping everybody fed is a daunting task for any parent in a work from home environment. If you’ve scoured the internet for creative at-home crafts for your kids or googled “how do I keep my kids busy” one too many times, keep on reading cause this might be the next activity that inspires you!

We know the thought of cooking with your children is unusual, but there’s no need to feel intimidated! You just need to make sure not to pick a “Masterchef – Level” recipe that requires you to use every utensil in the kitchen. (hah)  Try simple recipes like these listed below where your kids can participate and help you along the way! 

Peri Peri Paleo Chicken Tacos

Although most of this recipe will require you to prep ahead of time, building the tacos individually could be a fun activity for your kids to do! The added gratification of putting dinner on the table together is also a pretty cool spurt of confidence for them as well 🙂 

Adults: Prepare the ingredients and heat the pan to prepare for cooking. 

Children: Dip the chicken strips in egg and breading, then pass them to you for cooking 

Heather’s Bison Meatballs

This simple mix and match recipe from our partner Heather at Big Rock Bison is fun and easy to make! There are no strict measurements so there’s very little room for error here. Rolling meatballs is a great exercise for your kids to practice consistency, and kids always have lots of fun working with their hands.

Adults: Decide on the spice mix you want, then mix your ingredients with the ground meat. Pan-fry or bake your meatballs after rolling them.. 

Children: Roll the meatballs into equal sizes and place them on a plate ready for pan-frying or freezing. 

Classic Homemade Sausage Patties

The general gist of this is the same as meatballs, except the different spice blend and meat choice. The measure of spices is more important with this recipe, and you might need to demonstrate more when flattening patties. However, rolling patties into balls and smashing them down with your palms sounds like fun for your kids any day!

Adults: Season then mix your ingredients. Pan-fry or bake your meatballs after rolling them.. 

Children: Roll the meatballs into equal sizes, then flatten to desired thickness, and place them on a plate ready for pan-frying or freezing. 

Paleo Chicken Tenders

These tenders are paleo-friendly and are sure to hit the spot for your kid’s cravings. Be sure to use our velvet chicken marinade technique for ultimate tenderness. This one is sure to be a family favourite and there’s no doubt your kids will jump at the opportunity to make some chicken tenders they can enjoy after!

Adult: Mix the ingredients together and prepare to fry the tenders. 

Children: Dip the chicken tenders into egg and flour fix to coat the tenders fully. 

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