Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Top 19 Most Kids Friendly French Food




1. Crepes- Crepes are basically thin pancakes that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, depending on their filling. They are so easily customizable that it would be impossible to find something to stuff them with that a child wouldn't enjoy.

2. Quiches- This food is child friendly because it is filled with very basic foods: egg, vegetables, and cheese. All of these are encased in a flaky pie-crust like casing.

3. Croque Monsieur- while this may sound complex, it is actually just a hot ham and cheese sandwich, which is something your child is probably fairly used to eating. It is simple and definitely child-friendly.

4. Chocolate mousse- If a parent were to tell their child they are going to be served a fluffy chocolate dessert, it is doubtful that many of them would decline.

5. Tarte aux Fruits- As you may have guessed, this is simply a fruit tart served for dessert. Yum!

6. Fresh Baguettes- If your child will like anything in France, it is sure to be the exquisite breads available. They are made fresh and are insanely delicious.

7. Frites au Four- While the name may be confusing, frites au four is actually just french fries. They are a bit different than their Americanized counterpart in the way that they are not deep fried and are much healthier, but they are still child-friendly.

8. Cassoulet- This dish is a soup made with beans and meat. Simple ingredients normally translate to a child-friendly meal.

9. Clafoutis- This food is a dessert made from fresh fruit and custard. Hard not to love that combination!

10. Steak Frites- As long as the child does not have an aversion to red meat, this dish will be a hit! It is simply steak with the traditional french style fries. The main difference, however, is that the dipping sauce for this dish is mayonnaise rather than ketchup.

11. Pain au Chocolat- This dish is a combination of two child favorites: fresh flaky bakery pastries and chocolate. It is simply chocolate wrapped in a pastry. Delicious!

12. French Omelet- As long as your child is a fan of eggs, this omelet will be a hit! Omelets in America generally have lots of extra ingredients stuffed within the omelet, but French Omelets are really just herbs and cheese.

13. Yogurt Cake- This is one of the most basic cakes in France and is the first cake most French children learn to make. It is simple and delicious!

14. French onion soup- Most people are familiar with this soup. It is something that most children would enjoy and is easy to make.

15. Crème brûlée- Crème brûlée is literally translated as "burnt cream". It is a dish made of custard with a layer of hardened caramel for the top layer of the dish.

16. Crespéou- This dish is a sort of layered egg dish with vegetables and other egg toppings. It is an incredibly popular French food

17. Gougères- Gougères are cheese puffs that would be child-friendly as long as that child likes the taste of cheese

18. Quenelles- This dish is the equivalent as an American dumpling. Delicious, simply, and child-friendly!

19. Fondue- Most people have probably heard of fondue but may not know it is originally a French dish. Children will like this because they are able to choose what it is they want to dip in the cheeses and other dippings.

Author Pam Johnson enjoys traveling and blogging. She is a contributing writer for travelinsurance.org.




50 comments:

Our French Inspired Home said...

I dont know, all of these sound good to me too and I am older! Great ideas to introduce kids to some of the "basics" though. Have a great day! - Tonya

Chyrel Gomez said...

I would love to have some French toast right now.

Patricia Collins said...

I love this!!!

Patricia Collins said...

I love this!

Denise F said...

What is there to NOT love about French food?? YUMMINESS!!

isa val said...

love this!

YOLANDA DAVIS said...

All that food sound delicious, maybe, dare i say it; too good for kids!! lol

NasyaRob said...

love it!

NasyaRob said...

love it!

xAnoukx said...

now i want a french toast :D

Elenab said...

I Love French food me too!!

Ashwini Prashanth said...

Omelette du fromage ! :P

titia mdp said...

coucou ,
et oui ce sont vraiment les plats préférés des enfants il y a aussi les pates
les miens adorent
bises

Natasha K said...

Love french cuisine!

Rachel Beltz said...

It's a great way to introduce children to new things!

Mere Verzi said...

All that food sounds great! :)

Eldon Lai said...

Some great ideas here! Thanks!

Lisa Brown said...

Yum, yum, yum :) I love Chocolate mousse!

Cassie Tucker said...

Chocolate Mousse is sooo good. I loved it when I was younger.

Charlene Kuser said...

I am going to try the yogurt cake,it sounds delicious.

rose duster said...

Some great ideas here! Thanks!

rose duster said...

Some great ideas here! Thanks!

Kat loveli said...

Love most of them except the red meat. Great ideas. ^^

Zoey said...

French food is delicious!

dorofte alexandra said...

j'adore le french cousine

jasmyth10 said...

I personally don't have children but all the food you listed sound delicious and I'm sure children would love it. I know I would! In fact I could go for some french food right now!

My heart is here said...

I love chocolate mousse!<3

Marilena Kat said...

perfect food!!!!!

Lorna MacFadyen said...

I will need to try my son with fondue.. We actually eat quite a lot of French food looking at your list and thinking about us here! Hadn't really sat back and thought about it before :)

Kat loveli said...

Awesome ideas for any age. My nephew isn't a fan of red meat when I baby sit. Thank you.

gnomy gnome said...

This list made me so hungry! :D

gnomy gnome said...

This list made me so hungry! :D

Bhevarri said...

great ideas i love it

poor_salieri said...

Love crepes. I love that they can be made both as savory or sweet.

Mary Gaudet said...

I started doing this last year as my daughter is starting school and taking French!

Toria Mason said...

I'm an American, and I've tried (and made) crepes and baguettes. I was in French class for 4 years and National French Honors Society. For our last year before graduating, we went to our teacher's house and got to make and enjoy different French dishes - with the main being crepes! And when I was younger before he passed away, I made baguettes with my father. Loved them both!

And I've always wondered what a creme brulee is. haha

Avisha Beeharreea said...

I loved croque monsieur as a child and i still do :-)

Helena Oops said...

I love french food!
c est delicieux!

Tanya Soyer said...

French food is delicious!

Shenaya Malaika said...

love it superb

Shaiza Kiran said...

French omelette! BEST.

Miha Ela said...

Doesnt matter Im getting older - I still eat kids food :P

sunriseincadescove said...

My nephew loves crepes and chocolate mousse.

Noeudlibellule said...

Oh yes in France we love all of them, "croque monsieur" and "mousse au chocolat" are a safe bet, trust me !
You must try to do a "hachis parementier" it's perfect for kids !

Hazel Christopher said...

I don't eat much French food (I don't think....) will have to try out some of those with my little boy.

Jill Cordner said...

I made my partner French toast this morning for Fathers Day and I love baguettes for sandwiches xx

Amal said...

J'adore la crème brûlée

sherri mse fordham said...

my kids would love trying to cook these recipes

MING MIN WONG said...

awesome

Tiffany McKay said...

Fabulous idea! We are doing an around the world month for dinner/dessert! Cannot wait to try some of these foods :)

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