Holiday fever is upon us.
With the schools officially closing next week, the next battle is keeping our kids occupied.
It’s the end of eating to keep warm and the beginning of light, fun meals and snacking on healthier, easier meals, while lounging in the sun.
Easy meals are currently in season. We no longer wish to spend hours in the kitchen making just one thing, but want meals that are delicious, nutritious and above all, enjoyed by the kids.
Tropical Hot Dogs
4 Hot dog buns, split and lightly brushed with oil or butter
1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup Peppadews or other sweet red peppers
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped
Light and preheat a grill over medium-high. Using tongs, add hot dogs and buns to the grill, grilling until heated through and slightly charred, about 2 minutes per side for franks, and a minute for buns. Place the hot dogs inside the bun, and top with the pineapple, peppers, and cilantro leaves, dividing equally between all four dogs. Serve immediately.
Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ginger, grated or finely chopped
500g chicken tenders or chicken breast cut into 4cm strips
In a bowl, prepare the marinade by mixing all of the ingredients except the chicken. Put chicken in a Ziploc bag and pour marinade over chicken. Make sure chicken gets completely coated. Set in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Lightly oil grates on grill OR use a foil tray to cook chicken. Place chicken on grill (or foil tray) and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until chicken is cooked thoroughly.