Tacos naturally lend themselves to being a family-friendly meal, since you can customize them to everyone’s preferences. Have a kid who doesn’t eat beans? Leave them off. Have a child who loves spicy food? Let him add his own hot sauce. Another likes only super plain meals? Turn two soft tacos into a cheese quesadilla.
But if you want to make dinner even more interactive and likely to inspire kids to try new things, consider a taco board like this one from Maegan, the mom behind The BakerMama. “Give kids the opportunity to make their own choices and build their own tacos. Independence is such a great trait for kids to learn when it comes to mealtime,” says Maegan.
Her kids love beans, cheese, guacamole and lettuce, as well as less common additions like corn, queso and rice. “We also mix it up with different proteins (ground beef, shredded chicken, shrimp, pork) and different shells like soft tacos, hard tacos and lettuce wraps,” says Maegan.
Try her board out for your next Taco Tuesday or any night of the week!