Get the Kids Involved : Food Network

From breakfast to lunch, from snack time to dinner, Food Network Kitchen offers up some easy, satisfying and safe dishes that will allow kids to get their hands dirty in the kitchen.
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Baked-not-fried Crisp Mozzarella Sticks are a fun crispy, oozy appetizer for the whole family--and one that has calcium goodness. The pizza flavor profile makes them extra tasty for kids' palates.

Kids will love this Basic Pepperoni Pie, and adults can indulge in the more sophisticated counterpart: four-cheese pizza topped with fresh tomato-basil salad.

Kids can help whip up Rachael's one-pot crowd-pleaser with her Sloppy Joe Di Maggios. Remember, they're messy by definition, so have lots of napkins on hand.

Melissa d'Arabian stretches her dollar by subbing some of the beef for mashed black beans in these kid-sized Beef and Black Bean Sliders.

Introduce the kids to nutrient-rich spaghetti squash by serving it like pasta with juicy meatballs and a quick homemade marinara.

Giada transforms a family favorite, cheesy pizza, into individual Pizza Pot Pies loaded with chicken and broccoli.

Trisha's 5-ingredient treat is a classic that will please snackers of all ages. Drizzle saltines with butter, brown sugar and chocolate for the ultimate sweet-salty bite.

Fair warning: once you make Ina's Homemade Granola Bars packed with oats, nuts, coconut and dried fruit, the kids may never want the boxed ones again.

Cranberry-Glazed Pork Tenderloin: Combine cranberry and red currant jelly to make a beautiful glaze for pork tenderloin. With everything ready in less than an hour, you'll want this recipe in your weekly roundup.

Mango Wings: To introduce new flavors to picky eaters, start with subtle changes to familiar foods, like mango glaze with chicken wings.

"Baked" Ziti from Rachael Ray requires mere minutes in the oven! Get her no-fuss recipe.

Giada De Laurentiis transforms a family favorite, cheesy pizza, into individual pot pies loaded with chicken and broccoli.

Melissa d'Arabian stretches her dollar by subbing some of the beef for mashed black beans in these kid-sized burgers.

Layered with vanilla yogurt, homemade granola and fresh berries, Melissa d'Arabian's tasty trifle makes a satisfying snack, breakfast or dessert.

Change up your standard milk-and-cookies routine by flavoring low-fat milk with strawberries, peaches or mixed berries.

This pizza-like meatless meal comes together easily using store-bought pita and hummus, plus oven-roasted zucchini, lemon and goat cheese.

Microwave Mac and Cheese: This from-scratch mac and cheese cooks in one bowl, and you don't have to boil the macaroni or cook the cheese sauce separately. Plus, it's ready in less than half an hour. A blend of American and Jack cheeses makes the sauce smooth and tangy.

Lemon Tiramisu Trifle: Creamy, lemony layers are brightened by berries in this no-bake cross between tiramisu and trifle. Kids can assemble this treat with very little help.

Jazz up a family favorite with our top kid-friendly chicken recipes, starting with Easy Chicken Pot Pie.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake: Get the kids involved with Ree Drummond's strawberry-filled cake — her girls helped with each of the steps. TIP: Put parchment paper on your cake plate before icing and just slide the parchment out when you're done to prevent a mess.

Bring the family together for a whole chicken dinner. This Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken is simple and classic; It's stuffed with lemon, garlic and herbs and roasted over new potatoes that absorb the bird's flavorful juices.

Turn sweet potatoes into side dishes your little ones will love with these 5 recipes.

Broccoli-Cheddar Soup: Bacon and cheese are obvious ways to make broccoli more appealing, but the real star in this soup is the edamame.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Classic chocolate chippers are a staple after-school snack, but everyone has their preference: chewy or crispy. Alton Brown perfected this recipe for lovers of the chewy variety.

Learn how to turn 1 roasted chicken into 3 different dinners your family will go crazy for.