Kid-Friendly Stir Fry: A Veggie Adventure


Embark on a culinary journey with your little ones with this Kid-Friendly Stir Fry! Packed with colorful veggies and full of flavor, it's a delicious way to introduce healthy eating. It's simple, quick, and perfect for those busy weeknights. Let's make dinner time fun and nutritious!

Kid-Friendly Stir Fry: A Veggie Adventure

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: Approximately 1 cup


  • Broccoli: 150g (0.33 pounds)
  • Carrots, thinly sliced: 100g (0.22 pounds)
  • Bell peppers (various colors), chopped: 150g (0.33 pounds)
  • Sweet corn kernels: 100g (0.22 pounds)
  • Snow peas: 100g (0.22 pounds)
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
  • Soy sauce: 30ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Sesame oil: 15ml (1 tablespoon)
  • Olive oil: 15ml (1 tablespoon)
  • Cooked rice or noodles: 400g (0.88 pounds)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prep the Veggies: Wash and chop all the vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Kids can help with this step using safe kitchen tools.
  2. Cook the Veggies: In a large wok or frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and stir for about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir Fry Magic: Add broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Then, add snow peas and corn, cooking for another 2-3 minutes until all the veggies are tender yet crisp.
  4. Flavor Infusion: Pour in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Mix well to ensure all the veggies are coated with the sauce.
  5. Serve: Serve the stir fry over cooked rice or noodles. Let everyone build their own plate!

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Engage the Kids: Let children choose some of the veggies. This makes them more excited to eat what they've helped prepare.
  • Variety is Key: Use a mix of colors and textures to make the dish visually appealing for kids.
  • Adjust the Flavors: If your family prefers a sweeter taste, add a little honey or brown sugar to the sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use frozen vegetables? Absolutely! Frozen veggies are a great time-saver and work well in stir fries.
  • How can I make this dish more protein-rich? You can add tofu, chicken, or shrimp for a protein boost.
  • What if my child is allergic to soy? Use a soy-free alternative like coconut aminos.