Easy Meals for Many Hands

Many hands make light work–and in the kitchen, that can be a blessing. Whether you’re cooking a fresh meal on a slower night or stocking the freezer with easy meals to reheat throughout the busy week, working together as a family can be a fun exercise in teamwork, nutrition and teachable moments. We’ve put together a few colorful recipes we think you’ll find rewarding to make with your loved ones.

Rainbow Root Soup

Chicken Fajita Bowls

3 Guiding StarsPerfect for a speedy weeknight meal, you can pull this meal together in the time it takes to cook the rice. Divide up the chopping and can opening to make a speedy family meal. (3 Guiding Stars)

Rainbow Root Soup

2 Guiding StarsMake this soup a special treat by starting with a trip to your farmers’ market! Let kids pick and prep their own veggies to give them ownership over the final meal. (2 Guiding Stars)

Slow Cooker Carnitas

2 Guiding StarsYou won’t need many hands to get this pork roast in the slow cooker, but when it comes time to prep veggies for tacos or salads, put the kids to work pulling the pork! (2 Guiding Stars)

Sweet Potato Chili

2 Guiding StarsEvery chili recipe has a number of moving parts–chopping things, opening cans, browning meat. Divvy up the jobs and get a cozy and satisfying meal on the table in no time! (2 Guiding Stars)

Sweet Potato Pesto Burrito

1 Guiding StarThese burritos lend themselves perfectly to an assembly line approach to preparing them, both in prepping the veggies and putting the burritos together. Make and freeze a big batch with the family for easy reheatable lunches. (1 Guiding Star)

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

1 Guiding StarDoes your family participate in Meatless Monday? This veggie-packed hot sandwich is a great recipe to try with several simple prep steps that kids can help with. (1 Guiding Star)

Chicken Tikka Masala

1 Guiding StarMake family dinner a reason to explore the world a little through cuisine! From measuring spices to chopping onions, there are simple tasks and teachable moments for chefs of all expertise level in this recipe. (1 Guiding Star)