The deconstructed meal allows families to eat the SAME meal together. It means parents don’t have to be short order cooks. It allows kids to build their confidence in trying new foods with zero pressure.
So what is it?
It’s a recipe or a meal that can be built from a bunch of different components. Think salad bar. Think make-your-own sandwich, pizza or pasta.
This complete recipe for nachos is the bomb dot com, but for a full happy-family experience, we’d recommend making a half batch constructed as shown and leaving the remaining ingredients for kids (or other selective eaters) in your family to pick and choose the ingredients they would like.
This shows kids that you respect their likes and dislikes, while avoiding the preparation of a whole separate meal. Win-Win right? We call it being considerate without catering.
This is also one of those meals you can get your kids involved in the kitchen and gaining exposure to new foods beyond the dinner table. We showed you how we do this with our own kiddos in one of our Live Facebook video this week where we made fajitas with 3 kids under 5! It was messy and delicious and you can totally do it!
We’ve never met a messy plate of nachos we didn’t like and with kids involved, it’s bound to be messy!
Erin & Dara