Eating as a family has been studied and proved to increase children’s vocabulary, concentration and behaviour. It’s also a great form of downtime where everybody can enjoy each other’s company and feel connected.
Even though we eat dinner every night together, engaging the kids in their meal can sometimes be a challenge. So building their own food gives even the Zoë’s Kitchen concept a further step forward.
Fajitas are always a favourite with kids. Simple to prep, they do the legwork at the table and keeping them occupied cuts down on the whining that often comes with dinner.
Whether it was the autonomy or the recipe, I don’t know. But I’m not sure I care too much. This dinner was a hit!
4 large tortillas
2 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 large onion, sliced
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp each of: sea salt, cumin, chili pepper
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
Sliced peppers, red, orange or green
1/2 can black beans dressed with vinaigrette
Marinade chicken strips in onion, oil, lime juice, spices and cilantro.
In a skillet, sauté chicken and onions until cooked, 5-10 minutes. Warm tortillas in skillet (keep the chicken warm) or in an oven. Prepare toppings in individual bowls.
Fill each tortillas as desired. Roll up and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes Food and Cooking Blog