Meals for Many Hands

Learning to cook and appreciate good, fresh food is an important part of learning to eat nutritiously, for kids and adults alike. Some of the most delicious recipes can be a bit challenging when you look at all of the ingredients that needs chopping and prepping, but they are worth the effort, especially if you have a team of helpers. These recipes are some of our favorites that we think provide great opportunities to get everyone in the family involved in prepping an amazing meal.

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Chunky Guacamole

2 Guiding Stars

Fresh guacamole is incredible and kids will love the task of mashing the avocado. For a faster prep, sub a fresh, Guiding Star- earning pico de gallo in for the tomatoes, onions, and peppers. (2 Guiding Stars)

Black Bean Pizza

2 Guiding Stars

With pre-packaged whole wheat dough and the help of canned or frozen ingredients, this recipe can be easier than it looks, but there are still plenty of options for everyone to get involved. (2 Guiding Stars)

Chicken Cacciatore

1 Guiding Star

This meal is an easy win, using prepared pasta sauce. Chopping onions and peppers is a great culinary skill for kids to learn with supervision and the finished dish is delicious enough that they’ll feel like professional chefs. (1 Guiding Star)

Crab Quesadillas

1 Guiding Star

Put down the takeout menu and swing by the grocery story for a party food that kids and grownups alike will love. Little hands can help shred cheese and assemble this tasty appetizer. (1 Guiding Star)

Baked Veggie Egg Rolls

1 Guiding Star

Egg rolls aren’t difficult, but they do have a lot of steps. Buy pre-shredded carrots to save effort and set your family up in an assembly line to make light work of this scrumptious vegetarian dish. (1 Guiding Star)

Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Sauce

1 Guiding Star

From peeling sweet potatoes to mixing up a simple cilantro sauce, this recipe is full of straightforward steps that can easily be parceled out to a group of foodie teens (and their friends) for a specialty taco party to remember. (1 Guiding Star)

Black Rice Salad with Miso Dressing

1 Guiding Star

Put one chef on making the dressing, one on prepping tofu, one on toasting sesame seeds and you’ll have this delicious, simple salad ready to go in no-time flat. (1 Guiding Stars)