Rather than distracting them with screen time so you can cook, invite your kids into the kitchen to help. We've got little jobs for them to do on each of these meals, plus a dessert!
Kids will love to mix the dough, roll it out, grate cheese and twist or fork the edges of each calzone.
Get the recipe here: Calzones with Turkey Kielbasa>
Let your sous chef pound the chicken breasts, squeeze the juice out of the oranges and wash the bok choy in a colander.
Get the recipe: Citrus-Marinated Chicken Scallopini with Baby Bok Choy>
Have your little one stir in the bread crumbs, roll the balls and smush them into nuggets.
Get the recipe: Baked Falafel Nuggets with Tomato-Cucumber Salad>
Keep kids busy rolling the dough, cutting the gnocchi (a dull butter knife works well) and grating the cheese.
Get the recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce>
Your little chef can whisk the eggs, coil spaghetti nests and then sprinkle them with basil and add the bocconcini.
Get the recipe: Spaghetti Nests with Bocconcini “Eggs”>
Put your mini me to work grating the apple, rolling the dough into balls and stirring and drizzling glaze.
Get the recipe: Apple-Cinnamon Monkey Bread>