When cooking with kids, measuring ingredients often goes out the window and I have learned over the years to become much more relaxed in the kitchen. I love to get my kids involved in meal preparation – and a quick tip for the parents out there trying to get their kids to eat Paleo – kids who are allowed to help make the food they are expected to eat are much more likely to eat it!! Praise your kids for their efforts in the kitchen, let them make a mess, don’t worry about exact measurements, and have fun!! Here’s our recipe for “Breaded” Baked Chicken and Curried Cauliflower.
Poor a generous amount of olive oil into a large mixing bowl (I use about 1/2 a cup)
Dump in a lot of curry powder (about as much as a 6 year old would deem appropriate), garlic powder, a few shakes of turmeric, a few shakes of chili powder, and a dash of sea salt.
Chop up an entire head of cauliflower and add to the bowl of olive oil mixture. Mix until the cauliflower is coated with the oil, spread evenly into a baking dish or cookie sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Breaded Baked Chicken
2 lbs of chicken thighs (or whatever chicken parts you want to use)
1 cup almond meal
1 cup coconut flour
garlic powder and black pepper to taste
Scramble eggs in one dish and in a separate dish mix almond meal, coconut flour, garlic powder and black pepper. Dip chicken pieces one at a time first in the egg and then cover both sides of the chicken in the breading mixture. Place in a baking dish that has been greased with coconut oil. Bake for 45 min – 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.