Kids will really dig getting their hands messy making these green bean fries. And it couldn’t be easier to make the pork chops.
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: PORK.
🐖 pork 🐖
- Pork (the flesh of a pig or hog) is consumed more than any other animal protein in the world.
- Pork is high in protein. Protein helps build, maintain and replace the tissues in our bodies.
- Many cuts of pork are leaner than they used to be. In fact, a pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.
- Bacon is one of the oldest meats, dating back to 1500 B.C.
Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Skillet Pork Chops with Crispy Green Bean Fries. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!
To make the pork chops, kids can:
SEASON THE PORK CHOP
Kids can sprinkle the steak seasoning on the pork chop and then spread it around with a basting brush.
FLIP OVER THE PORK CHOPS*
We’re big fans of these Core silicon tongs.
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To make the yummy green bean fries, kids can:
SET TEMP FOR OVEN
Grown-ups can teach kids how to set a temperature on the oven, and see how long it takes to get that hot.
SNAP THE ENDS OFF THE PEAS
This is really fun for kids!
MIX TOGETHER BREADING INGREDIENTS
CRACK & BEAT EGGS
The egg shells will have a cleaner break if the kids crack them on a flat surface, i.e. counter
BREAD THE BEANS!
Let your kids get messy, dipping the green beans in eggs and breading.
To put together the dipping sauce, kids can:
MEASURE & MIX TOGETHER THE SAUCE INGREDIENTS
*Note: For toddlers especially, these tasks require adult supervision and/or assistance, as items may be sharp, hot or otherwise dangerous.