Child measuring honey

Kids Make Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy

Little ones may enjoy the measuring and pouring that comes with making this dish’s delicious Teriyaki sauce. My daughter especially loved pouring the honey into the sauce (and tasting it, naturally!).

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: BOK CHOY.

🍴food groups1🍴


    • Fruit: none
    • Veggies: bok choy, carrots
    • Grains: rice noodles
    • Protein: salmon
    • Dairy: none

    1For information about food and health, go to

🍴Bok Choy🍴


    • Bok Choy is a member of the cabbage plant family.
    • From planting to harvesting, bok choy grows in as little as 1-2 months.
    • Bok Choy was originally grown and produced in China, but now it is grown in other countries too.
    • Boy Choy is considered a Superfood. Superfoods are natural foods that are packed with lots of nutrients and vitamins. They support your health in a major way and some even work to fight disease.

Here are some creative ways for your kid to be your personal Sous Chef as you make our Teriyaki Salmon with Baby Bok Choy. Simply hover over each image for details. Make sure your little dudes wash their hands before starting!

🍴Teriyaki sauce🍴

To prepare the teriyaki sauce, kids can:

Measure & pour all ingredients into the pot (except honey)

This is a great moment to lightly explain cooking measurements. Consider: how 3T < 4T and 1/2 c > 1/3 c OR how 1 T = 3 t and 1 c = 16 T

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🍴Veggies & Rice Noodles🍴

To make the veggie/noodle mixture, kids can:


This teaches kids to pay attention to the stovetop and see what happens to water when it gets that hot. Yay science!

Try noodles

Let kids decide if noodles are done. Hungry toddlers love this job!

Measure and add veggies to pan

We’re big fans of these kid-friendly knives.


To cook the salmon, kids can:


A pastry or basting brush is fun to use.

Monitor salmon as it cooks

This is a good opportunity to teach kids about cooking temperatures.


*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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