Kids in the Kitchen: anything in breadcrumbs!

Children like breadcrumbs!

If your house is anything like ours you eat a lot of bread.

With that comes a lot of bread that goes stale, which is perfect for making homemade breadcrumbs. If you have a food processor just blitz them in there for 30 seconds and store in the freezer till needed!

So when thinking about using breadcrumbs, and involving Joe, the first dinner that comes to mind is Chicken Parmesan.

For 4 chicken cutlets:

In one bowl: Joe likes to crack and whisk the eggs

  • 2 eggs
  • dash of mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a second bowl: Joe likes to mix this up with his hands

  • 3 cups breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese to taste (1/2 a cup to start)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chicken breasts are dipped into the egg mix then the breadcrumbs, and baked on a cookie sheet at 400 F for 20 mins.

Joe enjoying getting his hands sticky! ~ 3.5 years old
Joe enjoying getting his hands sticky! ~ 3.5 years old

Its struck me recently that this idea can be adapted easily!

Replace chicken with mushrooms, tofu, eggplant, or other meats and fishes

Spice up the breadcrumbs with coconut, sun dried tomatoes, herbs, spices,

Add extra nutrients or fiber by adding grains, flax, seeds, even ground nuts to the breadcrumbs or even in replacement for them.

Its quick, easy, healthy, messy and easy to engage your little people!

– Sarah

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