4 Foods Kids Will Love at Your Backyard Barbecue


Summertime is synonym with a good backyard barbecue. Since it’s almost over now and school has just started session, now is the time to organize the perfect backyard barbecue that can be fun for both adults and children. Here are four tips and recipes for the most outstanding kid-friendly barbecue to celebrate the end of the season.

#1. The Hit of the Backyard Barbecue – Hot Dog on a Stick

The recipe for a kid-approved corndog is quite simple. Insert a wooden skewer through the dog itself and then dip it in the batter. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, vegetable oil, some milk and an egg to make the coating. After you’ve dipped the hot dog, coat it with extra flour and throw it on the grill.

backyard barbecue hot-dogs-on-a-stick

For a fun experience for kids, buy some Dodger Dogs which will make them feel like they’re at a game.

#2. Macaroni and Cheese with Hidden Veggies

This recipe, which is a staple for any backyard barbecue will fool your kids into eating more veggies. All you need to do is cook the mac and cheese according to the instructions on the package and add some boiled squash, cauliflower, and carrots. It will look and taste completely the same, only with some healthy vegetables incorporated.

backyard barbecue mac-and-cheese

Buy some awesome kid-friendly Star Wars mac and cheese here.

#3. S’mores on the Backyard Barbecue

No backyard barbecue would be complete without some s’mores. Start with delicious, simple sweet butter biscuits. You can also use the healthier graham cracker for this recipe. If you want to keep it healthy and kid-friendly, you can add dark chocolate pieces instead of milk ones. All you need now to complete this recipe are some fluffy marshmallows.

backyard barbecue smores-marshmallows

Make sure they are fat and gluten free so your kids are not at risk.

#4. Watermelon on a Stick

Another backyard barbecue staple is the delicious watermelon. However, if your kids are reluctant in eating it and crave those sugary treats instead, you can ‘trick’ them again, just like with the mac and cheese. Instead of popsicles or ice cream, you can give them some watermelon on a stick.

Cut the fruit slices into triangles, insert some popsicle sticks in them and you’re done. You can even freeze them if you want, for a truly refreshing experience.

backyard barbecue watermelon-on-a-stick

A backyard barbecue doesn’t necessarily have to mean pork ribs and chicken legs. You can also make it kid-friendly and healthy with the aid of these tips and recipes.

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