Kids will love all the peeling, chopping and mashing that come with these potato side dishes! Ask your kids what their favorite way to eat potatoes is!
While your kids are helping out, you can pause to share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: POTATO.
- Potatoes are a leading vegetable crop in the United States and Idaho produces more potatoes than any other state.
- You can make so many things with potatoes! To name a few…french fries, hash browns, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato bread, scalloped potatoes, potato soup, tater tots, chips.
- Eat the skin! Potato skin is super high in Potassium. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure and keep our muscles healthy.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Potatoes Four Ways Recipe. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To prepare this side dish, kids can:
Help cut potatoes into small wedges*
Make sure kids use two hands for this task, especially if using a wavy chopper knife.
Kids can use a potato masher or even their (clean!) hands to mash up the cooked potatoes.
The kids have loved using this Joie chopper tool for cutting potatoes.
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To help with this potato salad, kids can:
Chop roasted red peppers*
Measure and add pumpkin seeds to pan
Children can stir seeds as they toast.
We’re big fans of these kid-friendly knives.
To assist with this delicious potato side dish, kids can:
Peel and chop carrots into rounds*
Evenly distribute veggies onto baking sheet
We like to use this Veggie Peeler.
This is a fun one! To help with these fries, kids can:
Peel sweet potatoes*
Shake potatoes with seasoning in bag
Kids will love shaking the bag to their heart's content!
You’ll probably want to use a full-size gallon Ziplok bag to season the potatoes evenly and get a good shake on!
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.