Friday discussion: what does 'kid friendly' really mean?

We've been talking with a lot of people about what's important when choosing a recipe to make for dinner.

When it comes to recipes everyone has their likes, dislikes, and everything in between. People want certain types of meals for different occasions (from the weekday supper to the extravagant Sunday meal), culinary inspiration, and the ability to answer 'what's for dinner?' in under about 15 seconds.

One thing we hear over and over again is that Chicory should have a lot of 'kid friendly' recipes.

But what does this really mean?

Unlike talking about something being 'Paleo' or 'Gluten-free' there's no strict definition of 'kid friendly' because, ya know, every kid, and really every person, likes to eat different food. And while we could only label recipes for mac and cheese or homemade chicken tenders 'kid friendly,' there are so many amazing recipes that are easy to cook and not *too* adventurous which we believe almost any kid could enjoy.

In Italy a standard 'kid friendly' dish would be Pappa al Pomodoro (mashed tomato and bread soup with lots of garlic, onion, and basil) but in America this dish is considered by most to be adventurous, even for adults!

You see the problem? There are just so many choices out there!

Well, even though we can't easily define what's 'kid friendly' or not, we have decided to create a 'kid friendly' section on Chicory just like we have 'Vegan' and 'Paleo' sections.

Here are some of the recipes we're adding to the section. What do you think? Are these all really 'kid friendly?" Please add your comments below.

What does 'kid friendly' mean to you?