One of the best ways to get kids eating what we cook for them is to have them help us in the kitchen. But only on occasion, because any more than that and no one would ever eat a hot meal. If they make it, they will eat it. If you make it, they might scrunch up their noses. It's one of the tenets of parenting.
The most important rule when cooking with kids is to choose a simple recipe with minimal ingredients and even fewer steps. Now is not the time to try your hand at a soufflé, unless you want the kitchen to look like the Hulk and Godzilla battled for the last piece of cake. So, make something simple, that they can get their hands into, and that satisfies children's need for instant gratification. There's nothing worse than waiting for something to come out of the oven when you're six years-old.
Tater tots are a universal favourite in the under-20 set, but switch out the potatoes for cauliflower and you have the satisfaction of cooking a fun and healthy side dish or snack.
Makes 24 cauli-tots.