Kid-friendly dishes for Family Day

shutterstock_90215905Happy Family Day! If you’re like most Canadians, you’re likely spending the long weekend relaxing and doing what matters most – spending quality time with your loved ones.

And if you have young children, what better way to enjoy Family Day than cooking and eating together. The below recipes are not only kid-proof and easy-to-make, so that children of all ages can participate in their preparation, but they’re also allergy-friendly.

Moreover, meat, dairy and eggs are substituted with plant-based ingredients, making these dishes healthy, vegan alternatives for Family Day festivities!

Pinto bean tacos

Place a can of pinto beans (425 g) with 3/4 cup of mild salsa into a pot and set aside. Meanwhile, tear one heart of romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Heat the bean and salsa mixture on the stovetop until warm. Place the mixture into eight, organic corn taco shells. Top each with lettuce, diced avocado and a dollop of Toffuti Sour Supreme.

Broccoli baked potatoes

Prick four medium-sized russet potatoes with a fork several times. Bake in the oven until tender and wrap with aluminum foil to keep warm. In a pot of boiling water, blanche a package of frozen broccoli (450 g) and place immediately into ice water. Drain, and place the broccoli into a pot with two tablespoons of non-dairy butter. Heat on medium until the butter is melted, and broccoli coated. Split the potatoes and top with the broccoli mixture, a spoonful of Toffuti Sour Supreme and fresh pepper to taste.

Frozen pops

Fill eight popsicle moulds with your favourite flavour of slightly-softened Tofutti Premium non-dairy frozen dessert. Insert a wooden popsicle stick into each and freeze until hard. Meanwhile, in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, or a double boiler, melt 250 g dark chocolate and cool until room temperature. Dip the pops into the chocolate one at time. For enhanced flavour, try also dipping them into sprinkles or crushed nuts. Place into a Styrofoam block, and freeze for two hours.