Warmer weather and longer days mean that the school year will soon be ending and the kids will be home for the summer. It’s time to Plan ahead to combat the cries of “I’m bored” with these great summer snacking and meal ideas that get the kids involved!
Summer is the perfect time for them to learn a few cooking tips and have fun doing it.
There’s an awesome bonus to these recipes in that your children will undoubtedly find they actually like vegetables! Many times, if kids have a hand in making their own food, they’re more likely to want to eat it. Younger children can do simple tasks that make them feel like they’re a vital part of the process. Older kids can chop vegetables and help with more complex tasks.
What could be more fun (and more delicious) than ribbons of cucumbers? Get the kids in on the action by showing them how to whisk and then watch them excitedly anticipate their very own tasty Cucumber Ribbon Salad!
Set up a quesadilla bar for the family dinner. Older kids can help prepare the beef mixture, adding the ingredients and stirring. Let the younger ones assemble the quesadilla. Be sure they include refreshing, delightful Sweetpops and Red Sun Farms sweet bell peppers.
Kids love pizza! Give them the fun assignment of kneading the dough for Primavera Skillet Pizza. Older kids can help chop the bell peppers and measure out the cherry tomatoes, along with preparing the other ingredients. Loaded with yummy vegetables, this pizza will soon become a family favorite all year round.
Quick, easy, and delicious, our Herbed Cucumber Bites are perfect for the kids to put together and they make a healthy afternoon snack. The whole family can get involved in making these bites from whisking to assembly. Line up the fresh ingredients, including cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, and watch the fun as the kids start piping the goat cheese mixture and tucking the tomatoes!
Time for dessert! This summer, chill out with our incredibly easy Cucumber Lime Sorbet. Also great as a cool snack on a hot afternoon, this sorbet is not only delicious and refreshing but it’s also a healthier alternative to your traditional ice cream treats. Shhh… don’t tell the kids that part! Teach them how to churn and one day they’ll be eager to make it themselves and serve you the tasty treat!
Have fun showing your kids your own tips and tricks in the kitchen. Even though they might not want to admit it, they’ll learn some valuable cooking lessons, have some fun, and enjoy an activity together with you!