One of the biggest challenges of throwing any party is planning the menu. Cooking tends to be one of the most time consuming factors of hosting, and unfortunately many people view it as stressful to boot. That’s why we strive to provide easy and delicious inspiration for your kitchen all year long. We want food to be fun, not just another item to check off on your to-do list.

By browsing through our recipe library and some of our previous blog posts, you’re sure to find plenty of mouth watering ideas to get you excited about hosting this season. That being said, there’s nothing more frustrating than going above and beyond on a menu, just to find out that one (or more) of your younger guests are less than thrilled about what’s on their plate.

No matter the cause of this scenario, it’s a debacle for all three parties: 1. You, the host, who now has to search high and low for kid friendly food when you’ve already been slaving away in the kitchen for hours. 2. The child, who just wants to eat a kid approved meal and get back to playing. 3. The parent, who’s likely embarrassed at the hassle their child has caused.

We’ve all faced the wrath of picky eaters. So, our best advice would be to try serving up one of these kid friendly meals at your next gathering and see how it goes:

  1. Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

Bacon wrapped hot dogs make both delicious appetizers and standalone meals for kids. There’s lots of variations you can try, but be sure to check out our blog post for a quick and easy slow cooker recipe!

  1. Pretzel Dogs

Another delicious take on the Zweigle’s hot dog is to turn it into a classic pretzel dog. Kids will love being able to dip ‘em in tasty cheese sauce (make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand), and the adults might even want to try too! Check out this recipe to learn how to make easy pretzel dogs at home.

  1. Pigs in a Blanket

Finally, one of the easiest kid friendly meals: pigs in a blanket. Simply wrap your favorite Zweigle’s hot dog variation in crescent roll dough, and bake. This is probably one of the safest bets if you’ve got picky eaters on your hands. Check out this blog post to see how we did these up for Halloween, too!

Do you know a picky eater? How do you handle this as a host?