Kid-Friendly Recipes!

September 13, 2017

It’s a wonderful but scary day today! That’s right, I’m talking about #NationalKidsTakeOverTheKitchenDay. That was a mouthful…
Today, your kids will be walking into your kitchen and creating something delicious (hopefully)! But I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “I like my home. I don’t want it burned to the ground.” Yes, yes. We all love our homes, and that’s the last thing we want. So, to prevent that from happening, we’ve compiled a list of recipes that are easy for kids, yet still delicious!

 

 

Tuna Salad Sandwich

 Difficulty for a child: 1/5

 

Oh yes. The ole’ Tuna Salad Sandwich. You gotta love the classics. It’s easy to make and easily enjoyed. Who can ever turn down one of these amazing creations. I know I can’t!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans POLAR 5oz All-Natural Chunk Light Tuna or POLAR All-Natural Solid White Albacore

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil leaves

  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4-6 Romaine leaves

  • 8 slices good-quality bread

 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except tuna, mix well, then fold in drained tuna and coat well.
     

  2. On a work surface, line Romaine leaves among 4 slices bread, top with tuna salad and the remaining 4 slices bread.

Smoked Turkey Lo Mein

Difficulty for a child: 3/5

 

This recipe is easy to make! If you’ve ever made spaghetti, this is exactly that with a few more steps (which makes it more fun!).

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can 15oz POLAR FOUR SEASONS Stir Fry Straw Mushrooms, drained

  • 1 can 15oz POLAR Stir Fry Vegetables, drained

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 lb fully cooked smoked turkey breast – cut into ½ inch cubes

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 1 package (about 7 oz) stir fry noodles

  • ¼ cup POLAR Soy Sauce

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tbsp POLAR Oyster Sauce

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • Optional garnish: Sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Heat wok or 12 inch skillet, add vegetable oil, medium high (It is not advisable to use olive oil because the taste doesn’t recall genuine Asian flavors). Add turkey and brown for about 1 minute.
     

  2. Add stir fry mushrooms, stir fry vegetables and frozen peas to wok & mix.  Then add soy sauce, water, and oyster sauce, stir until well mixed and heated through about 3-4 minutes
     

  3. Cook noodles according to package directions.  Drain & rinse under cold water.  Add noodles to wok and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes.   
     

  4. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

Vegetarian Nori Rolls

 Difficulty for a child: 1/5

 

Have some diet restrictions? Or just feel like grubbing on a great combination of veges? Our Vegetarian Nori Roll is the answer. It’s easy to make and it’ll make your child feel like a pro sushi chef at the end of the day.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Polar 13.75oz Quartered Artichoke Hearts

  • 1 can Polar 4oz Mushroom Slices

  • 1 large onion diced

  • 1 tbsp garlic minced

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup zucchini grated

  • 12 large eggs

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese

  • nori sheets

 

Thinly slice the following:

  • sweet red pepper

  • green bell pepper

  • carrots

  • lettuce leaves

  • 1 avocado

  • parsley

  • hummus

 

Directions

  1. Spread hummus on nori sheets, pile the vegetables on, roll up tightly and slice into 1-2” slices. 

Artichoke Spinach Dip

 

Difficulty for a child: 1/5

 

Maybe you’re anticipating the meal will take a bit of awhile. Convince your child to start off the meal with a small appetizer while you wait. What’s easy and delicious? Some good ole’ American chips and dip.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can 13.75oz Polar Quartered Artichoke Hearts - drained & chopped

  • 1 cup package frozen chopped spinach, thawed

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup cream cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Romano cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
     

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 370degrees F.
     

  2. In a 1-quart casserole dish, combine all the ingredients except Romano cheese, mix well.
     

  3. Sprinkle Romano cheese on top of the casserole mixture.
     

  4. Bake covered for 20 minutes, uncovered for about 4-5 minutes to just brown the top.

Peach Yogurt Pops

Difficulty for a child: 1/5

 

Now for everyone’s favorite part, dessert! Who doesn’t like finishing off the night with a sweet treat? Celebrate your child’s successful night in the kitchen by toasting to a home-made popsicle. (Good idea to make these before-hand to freeze while you eat your meal)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz) can POLAR Peach Halves

  • 8 oz low-fat vanilla yogurt

  • 8 (4oz) plastic or paper drink cups

  • 8 wooden sticks or plastic spoons

Directions

  1. Pour whole can of peaches and juice into food processor. Cover and puree.
     

  2. Add yogurt; blend until smooth
     

  3. Pour into cups and freeze until partially frozen (about 1 hr)
     

  4. Place stick in center of each cup
     

  5. Replace into freezer and freeze until firm (several hours or overnight).

 

 

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