5 deconstructed meals for kids

Truth is, kids eat better (and have more fun) when they can customize their meals. These buffet-style recipes put the power of choice in their capable hands.

5 deconstructed meals for kids

Thai Tofu-Quinoa Bowl

Welcome a meatless meal with this filling tofu-quinoa bowl. If that isn’t your thing, this dish is also tasty with chicken, shrimp or even scrambled egg. Get the recipe: Thai Tofu-Quinoa Bowl

bowl of tofu quinoa stir-fryPhoto: Erik Putz

Sprouted Niçoise Salad

Without dressing, the components of this restaurant-style salad keep really well in the fridge. Try piling it all onto crusty bread, too! Get the recipe: Sprouted Niçoise Salad

plate of restaurant-style nicoise salad with hard boiled eggsPhoto: Erik Putz


Maple Carrot Soup

This soup calls for a swirl: dollop sour cream on top and then (carefully) drag a toothpick through it to create a design. Get the recipe: Maple Carrot Soup

bowl of soup with bacon bits, toast and pumpkin seedsPhoto: Erik Putz

Cauliflower Tacos

When kids help themselves, they help everyone. They’ll be eager to load up their own taco, and if you’re lucky, they may even want to help prep. Get the recipe: Cauliflower Tacos

hands holding a tacoPhoto: Erik Putz

Hoisin Beef Stir-Fry

Appease everyone at the table by keeping everything separate. Divide marinade between beef and veggies and stir fry each on its own. Swap chicken for beef and mix in sugar snap peas, broccoli or peppers, too. Get the recipe: Hoisin Beef Stir-Fry

plate of beef stir-fry with veggiesPhoto: Erik Putz
This article was originally published on Jan 03, 2019

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