But, finding grilling recipes that satisfy kids' picky palates can throw a wrench into my plans. I think my son could live on hot dogs off the grill seven days a week. I would rather he not, so here are nine kid-friendly grill recipes-- all without one single hot dog.
Grilled Mexican Quesadilla with Lentils1 of 10
Kids love quesadillas, and you can up the nutritional factor with the surprise protein-packed ingredient, lentils. Grilling the quesadillas also adds a level of flavor the whole family will love.
Rainbow Grilled Veggie Kabobs2 of 10
Your kids will love eating the rainbow on these colorful kabobs. Everything tastes better on a stick, so even the unlikely veggie eaters may give it a shot. Try these as the perfect vegetarian entree or side dish for any grilling occasion.
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Sauce3 of 10
Get your kids hooked on seafood with this light and refreshing grilled shrimp with a sweet and savory pineapple sauce. Tip: split the sauce into two bowls to customize the spice levels for kids and adults.
Grilled Tofu with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce4 of 10
Before you turn your nose up at the thought of tofu, the secret is in the sauce! This vegan and gluten- and dairy-free recipe is packed with creamy avocado, fresh cilantro and lime juice to make the tofu extra tasty. But, if you just can't do tofu, sub in chicken or fish as a protein alternative.
Grilled Peanut Butter Jam Nana Sandwich5 of 10
You just can't go wrong with the timeless combo of peanut butter and jelly. This upgraded version of the classic is just as good, if not better than the original. This one isn't just great for the grill; it would be perfect over the campfire or on your next outdoor adventure too.
Grilled Chicken and Veggie Bowl6 of 10
This recipe is a quick weeknight dinner that lets kids pick their own toppings, so they'll definitely be excited to chow down! Plus, the chicken can be doubled to use in different meals throughout the week. A win-win!
Spicy Grilled Tofu Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette7 of 10
This recipe is sure to be kid-approved because its creator, Alexander Weiss is the season one Master Chef Juniors Champion. At 13 years old, he gave this dairy-free recipe two thumbs up. It's perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a vegetarian dish at your next barbeque.
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Banana Boats8 of 10
The grill isn't just for dinner recipes. chocolate-covered strawberry banana boats are the ultimate summer dessert: easy to make, no clean up involved and they taste amazing. Sounds like a sweet win!
Grilled Fruit Dessert Tacos9 of 10
Take Taco Tuesday to the next level with these dessert tacos. Throwing the peaches and strawberries on the grill makes the fruit even sweeter. Pair it with ice cream and a cinnamon sugar taco shell for a sweet summer indulgence.