Basil is a delicious complement to many foods, and this recipe for basil pesto to serve with chicken tenders is easy to prepare and eat together as a family. It's also very kid-friendly in addition to being nurtitionally balanced—the greens, nuts, and cheese provide plenty of protein and are packed with vitamin A and magnesium to boot. Make a big batch of basil pesto and keep it in the freezer to use year-round as a spread on sandwiches, with pasta, or with these delicious Chicken Pesto Tenders!
I keep a bottle of dried parsley in the fridge and dust every dish with a little dried, or even better, fresh parsley. This helps the kids realize there is no such thing as “white food,” and it gets them used to the idea that herbs are supposed to be in food.