Kids shared wild and wacky creations showcasing their love for veggies in awesome fashion, generating 16 thousand recipe concepts gleaned from a virtual kitchen (crammed with kids) as part of the “iCarly iCook with Birds Eye” initiative. We really wanted to get creative and do something fun together with the kids to make the experience more enjoyable, and thus, making the meal more enjoyable too! So we found an awesome recipe that both parents and children would enjoy.
It was really hard for the children and I to decide on which recipe to choose from on the Bird's Eye website. All the colors and creative shapes done for each recipe was almost overwhelming and we wanted to make them all! We chose the Golden Dragon Lettuce because it looked quick and easy to make, and they were bite sized enough for their little hands and mouths to handle. I loved the recipes because they were delicious and popular adult meals made to look fun, colorful, and creative for the children to enjoy.
The toddlers helped by arranging the lettuce leaves out and the tweens helped put the wraps together by topping it with cooked chicken, the rice, and vegetables. I would definitely recommend any of these recipes to our friends and/or family looking for kid-friendly crowd pleasers, because of the small amount of needed ingredients, ease of prep and cooking, and the overall cook time.
- 12 whole leaves Boston or Bibb lettuce
- 1 cup (4 oz.) fully cooked shredded chicken*
- 1 bag (10 oz.) Steamfresh® Whole Grain Brown Rice, cooked according to package directions
- 1 bag (12 oz.) Steamfresh® Chef's Favorites Asian Medley, cooked according to package directions
- Chow mein fried noodles for garnish (optional)
- Arrange lettuce leaves on your work surface and equally divide chicken among the leaves.
- Top chicken with 2 tablespoons of prepared rice and 3 tablespoons prepared vegetables.
- Sprinkle with chow mein noodles and drizzle with peanut sauce, if desired.
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
Peanut Sauce (optional): Combine peanut butter, water, honey and soy sauce together in a small microwavable bowl. Microwave at HIGH power for 30 seconds and whisk until smooth; set aside.
* You may also use one can (4.5 oz) chunk chicken, drained in place of the shredded chicken called for in the recipe.
These are great snacks for a slumber party. Kids will love assembling their own lettuce “boats”. Simply set out the ingredients and let them put them together however they’d like.
Here are some great recipe examples (for full recipes and more options see the Birds Eye Kids Website!):
- Yakimaniac Veggie Martians (as seen on iCarly) – Martian-ize dinnertime by letting kids add personality to these delights with edible glitter, pretzel antennas, and veggie faces.
- Veggie Cupcakes – Let them eat cake (as long as it’s loaded with veggies). Parents can feel great about this savory, veggie-licious spin on a classic, favorite treat: the cupcake.
- iTasty Corn Pizza with Pumpkin – Not your standard slice of pie, this pizza packs a punch of pumpkin and veggie-rich layers in every bite.
- Taste Tester Corn Jalapeno Dip – This zesty dip deserves a fiesta. With individual tortilla bowls, kids will love this vibrant blend of colorful vegetables.
- Veggie Smoothie – Scrumptious. Sippable. Simple. This brilliant orange smoothie will leave the kids begging for more veggies – to sip.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Birds Eye. I received product coupons to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.