Variety in Grilled Foods That Kids Love to Eat

hamburger-895831_960_720Recently my niece complained that her son prefers only hot dogs, whenever she holds barbecue parties or gets invited to one. Seeing how controversial the hot dogs are with their constant risk of choking finding some other grilled item, her son hates sea food, was her immediate agenda. This problem is faced by all parents, as kids mostly go for the hot dogs, when they are faced with grilled foods. So here are some foods other than hot dogs that you can grill easily and get your kid to eat them with relish too.

Chicken lollipops

This is just like candy albeit a spicy one at that! No I’m just kidding. It is just a chicken leg or wing, you are going to grill which your child can hold easily while eating. You can even take the effort to trim the chicken, so they look like real lollipops. Although it is not necessary to do the trimming, I think it is best to remove the skin, so it is easy for a kid to eat it. I would recommend a good gas smoker for doing the grilling, as this tastes succulent and yummy only when grilled the right way.

Kebabs

This is easy to do. Take out chunks of whatever meat you are grilling and spear them in skewers along with cherry tomatoes and green and yellow bell peppers, if it is beef, and pineapple or peach, if it is pork. You can even let your kid choose the items to grill. Once grilling is over, remove the veggies and meat. Your kid is sure to love it.

Sliders

This is a mini hamburger but cuter and perfect for your kid’s tiny hands. You can use turkey, pork, or beef, but make sure it is ground nicely. Use dinner rolls for buns. I recently bought an awesome smoker at Smokey House BBQ for my niece, as she holds barbecues often.  She was so happy with it she invited me to her next barbecue and did all the cooking herself. Usually she hands over the grilling to me. That surely shows how easy it is to grill with.

Tofu

If you are completely vegan and want to steer clear of meat and dairy products tofu is the best alternative in grilled food items. You need to just marinate the tofu with soy sauce. Make sure you get tofu of extra firm consistency. Marinate it and while grilling baste the surface with marinade and grill for six minutes on either side.

Quesadillas

This is a yummy grilled item kids love to eat. You need to just dribble vegetable or olive oil on the vegetables of your choice and grill them.  You can make the tortilla from corn or wheat and add the filling which can be cheese, vegetables or meat or a mixture of all these. Fold the tortilla over to form the shape of a half moon. It is not necessary to heat the tortillas separately. Grill the veggies, place them on the tortilla with grated cheese, and put the tortilla on the grill, until the cheese melts.