How to Choose Food for a Kid’s Barbecue

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Planning a kid’s barbecue is easy if you choose good for you foods that taste good too. Most kids will eat anything that’s been grilled as long as it’s flavorful and not dried out. When serving food at a kid’s barbecue, keep the dishes simple and the kids will leave satisfied.

Pick barbecue meats that most kids like. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breasts and chicken wings are kid pleasers. For added flavor, baste the meat with barbecue sauce or honey when grilling.

Plan side dishes that are neutral in color and aren’t spicy. Any dish that is tinted green or covered in jalapeños won’t go over well with kids. Choose foods such as potato salad, pasta salad, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese and rice.

Grill some corn on the cob. Since corn is sweet, most kids love it. Barbecue the corn with butter and serve with salt and pepper.

Provide plenty of chips and dips at the barbecue. Choose chips like Doritos, Cheetos, Fritos and sour cream and onion flavor. Pair the chips with salsa, onion dip and ranch dressing.

Feed the kids something healthy by making fruit kebabs. Pick colorful, sweet fruit like strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and watermelon. Thread them on a skewer and serve with vanilla yogurt on the side.

Make dessert on the barbecue grill by putting marshmallows on a skewer and grilling over direct heat for a couple minutes. Put graham crackers and chocolate on the table so kids can make S’mores.