5 Easy & Kid-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

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Include your kids in preparing dinner with these 5 simple, hands-on do-it-yourself weeknight meal ideas. These recipes are not only easy to prepare but also incorporate a variety of colors and flavors to make them appealing to kids!

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Build-Your-Own Pizza Night:

    • Ingredients: Pizza dough, tomato sauce, shredded cheese, various toppings (pepperoni, veggies, olives, etc.).
    • Set up a pizza station with all the ingredients.
    • Let the kids unleash their creativity in making their personalized pizzas.
    • Bake and enjoy!

Pasta Picasso:

    • Ingredients: Different types of pasta (bowtie, rotini, or penne) and cool them.
    • Create a pasta salad bar with various toppings such as diced ham, cherry tomatoes, olives, cheese cubes, and a selection of colorful sauces and toppings.
    • Kids can mix and match ingredients to make their custom pasta salads.

Taco Bar Fiesta:

    • Ingredients: Soft or hard taco shells, seasoned ground beef or chicken, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.
    • Arrange all ingredients in separate bowls for a taco bar.
    • Allow kids to assemble their tacos with their favorite toppings.

DIY Sushi Night:

    • Ingredients: Sushi rice, nori sheets, sliced veggies (cucumber, avocado, carrots), crab or smoked salmon, soy sauce, and wasabi.
    • Lay out the ingredients and let the kids make their sushi rolls.
    • Provide bamboo mats for rolling and cutting sushi into bite-sized pieces.

Build-a-Burrito-Bowl:

    • Set up a base of rice or quinoa.
    • Provide toppings like seasoned black beans, grilled chicken or beef, salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese, and lettuce.
    • Kids can build their burrito bowls.
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