It's hard enough to make dinner for your family, but if the kids won't eat it, what do you do? Get them involved, of course! From spaghetti-and-meatball bird's nests to Sneaky Snake sandwiches, these are some easy, fun family dinners to make together.
1. Heart-Shaped Pizza
Moms agree that pizza is always a hit with their kids, but one Circle of Moms member, Sharon, says her kids also like to make their own pizzas. She makes the dough, and then her kids shape and top them as they like.
Mom Denikka G. agrees pizza is a good way to get kids involved with dinner, but she suggests buying the dough can save some hassle.
"Pizza is a good way to get kids involved with dinner, but buy the dough to save some hassle"
Sometimes in our house, when everybody has to be in different places or I'm just way too tired to cook a full meal, we have sandwich night. I put out all the ingredients, have the kids wash their hands, and then it's sandwich-making time.
Mom Melanie R. has a way to make this even more appealing. She suggests and serving sides of vegetables or fruit.
3. Sneaky Snake Sandwiches
Of course, if you're not keen on wasting the crusts as you cut out sandwiches, you can always go with Megan R.'s suggestion of making subs. She says they're easy, inexpensive, and not all that messy.
Though this snake sandwich from Little Food Junction looks like it could feed the whole family, if you give each of your children a sub roll and the rest of the ingredients (olives, red peppers, and lettuce), all they need is a little help cutting, and they can come up with individual versions of the snake sub.