Memorial Day

These barbecue recipes are perfect for even the pickiest kids.
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12 Memorial Day Grill Recipes That Are Kid-Friendly

Break out the BBQ sauce and fire up the grill to celebrate the official start of summertime.


Burgers on the grill are almost as American as Apple Pie, but there are plenty of other kid-friendly grill recipes to try this Memorial Day Weekend. (Plus a few great burger ideas, too!)

This recipe for BBQ grilled shrimp skewers from Low Carb Africa works well as either an appetizer or a main course for your Memorial Day cookout. Plus, your kids can eat them with one hand between cannonballs into the pool.Getty

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You can’t get more kid-friendly on Memorial Day than a grilled hot dog. To jazz up your celebration just a bit, consider building a hot dog bar with a variety of scrumptious toppings for your kids, your guests, and yourself to build their own perfect dog.

When you want to celebrate freedom and patriotism this Memorial Day with a steak, but don’t want to break the bank, this grilled flank steak recipe from Damn Delicious is the perfect choice. Even on short notice, this recipe requires little prep work, but packs a lot of flavor.Getty


Especially if you’re from the south, grilled Mexican-style street corn is a summertime staple. This smoky, flavor-filled recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen will please kids and adults alike this Memorial Day.

Perfect grill marks on a hot dog topped with a hearty serving of chili and cheese just reminds me of being at a ballpark with my kids watching a game. This recipe for chili cheese dogs from A Cozy Kitchen checks all the boxes for a Memorial Day celebration.LauriPatterson/E+/Getty Images
It just isn’t Memorial Day without a juicy burger, hot off the grill. Picky kids will especially love the simplicity of this easy summer burger recipe from Cooks With Soul. Top this classic burger off with your favorite veggies to make it your own.Shutterstock

I don’t know a single kid who doesn’t go crazy for chicken tenders. This Memorial Day, fire up the grill and serve your little ones this tasty grilled honey mustard chicken tender recipe from Damn Delicious.

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A classic veggie and chicken shish kebab (like this recipe from Dude That Cookz) is a low-carb option that’s still kid-friendly enough to serve during your Memorial Day celebration. You can also skip the chicken to make this dish vegetarian-friendly.Shutterstock
Grilling your favorite foods in foil packets is fun, tasty, and easy. This Memorial Day, try grilled chicken fajitas from Well Plated — a summery dish cooked entirely in foil on the grill.Getty

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What kid doesn’t love getting to eat a chicken wing with their hands? Give your Memorial Day a Greek twist with these chicken wings from All The Healthy Things.

Looking for a vegan-friendly burger that your kids won’t turn their nose up at? This black bean burger recipe from Healthier Steps is full of flavor, it’s gluten-free, vegan, and is just perfect for your Memorial Day grill out.

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Complete your Memorial Day meal with a dessert straight from the grill. Grilled pineapple topped with coconut ice cream from A Classic Twist is a summery treat that’s hard to beat.

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