Fun Summer Recipes Kids Will Love

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It’s always hard to make a dinner that will please your children, especially if you have more than one picky eater, and time is scarce. Luckily, in the summer months, there are tons of really fun food options that your kids will really love, even if you’re no gourmet chef. Try to choose recipes like these that are healthy, satisfying, and (perhaps most importantly) loved by your entire family:

Quesadillas

portrait of little girl eating quesadilla

These are great for a whole slew of reasons: they’re insanely easy to make, fun to eat, and you can put just about anything in them. Plus, you can use different dips to add variety to the taste and make them more fun to eat.

When I make them myself, I usually just mix together chicken breast, peppers, green onions, and cheddar cheese served with guacamole, sour cream, and Newman’s Own Mango Salsa (I’m addicted).

 

 

Healthy Burger

Yes, we all love juicy burgers, but, let’s face it, sometimes, they’re not all that great for you. This recipe for Greek Bison Burgers, from Eatingwell.com, is still in keeping with the traditional food your kids crave, but is a heck of a lot healthier. And don’t be intimidated by this ingredients list, these delicious burgers only take about an hour to prepare and cook.

Burgers:

1 lb Ground Bison

½ cup Cooked Spinach, Squeezed Dry

½ cup crumbled Feta

2 tsps Chopped Fresh Dill

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1 tsp Minced Garlic

¾ tsp Salt

½ tsp Pepper

Yogurt Sauce:

¾ cup Non-fat Greek-style Plain Yogurt

1 tsp Freshly Grated Lemon Zest

2 tsps Lemon Juice

1 Tsp Chopped Fresh Dill

1 tsp Chopped Fresh Mint

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Pepper

Kabobs

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Kabobs are super fun – they’re on a stick – and can be really healthy. My mother used to make this recipe which is delicious, super quick, and delightful to eat.

2 tsp Vegetable Oil

1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar

2 tsp Dijon

1 tsp Grated Lemon Zest (I really like lemon, so I usually squeeze fresh lemon juice in as well)

1 tsp Fresh Thyme or Rosemary (I do a tsp of both)

1 tsp Minced Garlic

1 tsp Salt

½ tsp Ground Pepper

1-1½ lbs Beef Steak Tips

1 Bell Pepper

1 Vidalia Onion

The recipe doesn’t call for mushrooms, but I usually add those in as well as different colored peppers because, well, it makes the skewers look pretty.

So, to make the marinade, mix all the ingredients listed above the beef together in a bowl. Cut the beef, onion, and peppers into 1” pieces and place into a large Ziploc bag. (If you opt to use mushrooms, I just leave them whole). Pour the marinade into the bag, seal it, and sort of mix everything together by moving the bag around. Place this in the fridge for anywhere between 2 and 24 hours, and try to rotate it if you remember. When you’re ready, arrange them on skewers. If someone doesn’t like a certain vegetable, obviously, you can make skewers specific to tastes– or better – let them make their own! Everyone can choose exactly what they love and have fun in the process.

About the Author: Katie Straw is the Gourmet Scribe at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, one of the top suppliers of gift baskets in the nation, and currently resides in Manchester, New Hampshire.

 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

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This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

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9 years ago

I like the writer

Kathy Idol
Kathy Idol
9 years ago

I love these recipes for the kids. Had trouble with our kids wanting them to eat better. These are super. Passing on to my daughter who has 2 picky eaters.

Stephanie Thompson
Stephanie Thompson
9 years ago

I have a very picky grandson so I am always trying to find different healthy food/recipes to make for him. We are getting further and further with him trying new healthier foods and these look like some things that will make him want to try instead of just turning his nose up at them. Very yummy looking recipes. Thank you for sharing.

Janelle Hubert
Janelle Hubert
9 years ago

I love to make quesadillas for my family, but don’t generally use cheddar cheese. I find that it gets a bit oily in a quesadilla. Have you ever tried like colby, queso blanco, or a “mexican blend”. Oh so yummy!

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8 years ago

Summer Recipes are my favorite food,too!