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Kids Make Seared Scallops with Summer Veggies & Garlic Bread

There are tons of ways for kids to get involved with preparing this dish.  The kids loved preparing the garlic bread and couldn’t stop snacking on the shredded parmesan cheese.  They also loved watching the scallops transform to a golden brown.

While your kids are helping out, you can also pause to discuss which FOOD GROUP each ingredient belongs to and share some fun facts about this meal’s featured ingredient: SCALLOPS

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    • Fruits: lemon
    • Veggies: garlic, green beans, corn, zucchini
    • Grains: bread
    • Protein: scallops
    • Dairy: butter, cheese

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Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Seared Scallops with Summer Veggies & Garlic Bread. Simply hover over each image for details. And make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!

🍴Garlic Bread🍴

To help prepare the garlic bread, kids can:

Set oven temperature

This is a great opportunity to talk to kids about what heat does to food at different temperatures.

Melt butter in microwave

Kids can place butter in a Pyrex container.

Coat bread with garlic and butter

A basting brush is great for this task!

Sprinkle cheese on top of bread

The hardest part is not eating all the cheese in the process!

We use this Pyrex Measuring Cup to melt the butter.

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To prepare the veggies, kids may:

Snip ends of green beans

Snippers or kitchen shears are great for this task

Strain corn and add to green beans

*Slice zucchini

Combine veggies and stir together

We recommend these safety snippers for trimming the green beans. For chopping the zucchini, we are totally excited about these FOUR KIDS KNIVES that we reviewed in a recent post. The knife pictured above is a Curious Chef kids-safe knife.


To prepare the scallops, kids may:

Pat scallops dry with paper towel

Season scallops with salt and pepper

Measure and add butter and oil to pan

*Add scallops to pan

Kids can help flip scallops over as they cook.

*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous. 

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