Kikk Up Mealtime for the Kids!
Swimming, bicycling, skate-boarding and just plain old running around burns up lots of calories, so it’s important to plan meals that are tasty and nutritious. But when the weather’s nice, parents don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. So why not let Kikkoman help with tips to make menu planning a breeze?
- Grilling is a great way to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outdoors on summer’s balmy days. Pop some fish or chicken in a sealable plastic bag along with your favorite Kikkoman Quick & Easy Marinade, and it will be ready for the barbecue by the time you’ve tossed a salad together. Throw a few ears of corn on the grill along with the protein, and you’ve got a meal that’s quick, healthy, and most important of all, delicious.
- Sandwiches are a snap, and great for eating on the run or packing to go. Add some Kikkoman Soy Sauce and a touch of Dijon mustard to low-fat mayonnaise for a sandwich condiment that packs a real umami punch. (Goes great on coleslaw, too!)
- Whether you grow your own or shop at the grocery store or local farmer’s market, now’s the time to gather a basket of tender, fresh lettuce and make a salad. Try Kikkoman Ponzu , on its own or with vegetable oil, for a dressing with a refreshing citrus flavor. And it’s even better drizzled over a platter of sliced vine-ripened tomatoes.
- If your kids love their noodles, you can make Japanese-style ramen, udon or soba soup in minutes with Kikkoman Memmi Soup Base. Just dilute the soup base with water and add your favorite garnish along with the cooked noodles — it’s almost “instant”!
- Increase your children’s vegetable intake with a stir-fry. Cut their favorite veggies into quick-cooking slices and toss in a hot wok or skillet, then finish with Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce. A bowl of rice — try brown rice, for extra nutrition — rounds out the meal and gives kids (and parents!) energy to burn.
- Cook it once, eat it twice — marinate pork tenderloin in Kikkoman Plum Sauce, ginger, soy sauce and pineapple juice, then roast in the oven. Enjoy it hot for dinner; the next day, slice it cold for sandwiches.