Family taco night is a fan favorite for many households. Homemade tacos are quick and easy for busy parents, and fun for kids to make. Plus, it’s easy to make homemade tacos for a crowd without spending an arm and a leg.
If you haven’t quite discovered the magic of family taco night, or your family is just a little bored with the usual menu, here are some tips to get the most out of this fun theme dinner.
First Thing’s First: Think About the Shell
Try a new base for your kid-friendly tacos. If your family tends to go for the soft flour tortillas, try the crunchy corn tortillas instead. Or, opt for whole-wheat flour tortillas to add a little texture, nuttiness, and fiber.
We also love forgoing the taco shell altogether every now and then! Try out this taco recipe instead: Pile your filling and favorite toppings on a bed of lettuce to make a healthy and delicious taco salad.
Be Creative with Kid-Friendly Taco Filling
If your family is burnt out on basic beef filling, it’s time to branch out! Flavor options are endless when it comes to choosing a protein to fill tacos for kids. Switch up your homemade tacos using:
- Shredded chicken
- Shredded pork
Try this recipe for 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Shredded Salsa Chicken if you are looking for a simple, mess-free meal. If you want to incorporate more vegetarian dishes into your family meal plan, try this Vegetarian Taco recipe or this crispy Tofu Taco recipe.
Busy Parents Can Love Family Taco Night, Too
Kids aren’t the only ones who get excited for taco night. Parents love it too! Homemade tacos require very little effort to plan and prepare, even for a crowd. They’re also fairly inexpensive. Most importantly, there is no need for mom and dad to play short order cook on family taco night! Everyone is free to make their taco however they want, using whatever toppings they like. Here are some delicious topping ideas:
- Veggies - tomato, bell pepper, lettuce, cabbage, onion
- Cheese - shredded cheddar or Jack, or Cotija cheese
- Hot sauce
- Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- Guacamole or avocado
Side Dishes For Every Taco Recipe
There are plenty of yummy and healthy side dishes that go perfectly with tacos for kids. Beans and brown rice are great, filling options that are also packed with fiber. Mexican Street Corn, a dish made with roasted corn and Cotija cheese, is sure to get a thumbs up from even the pickiest eaters.
Include your kids in the kitchen on family taco night with a fun recipe for kids, like guacamole. Fresh guacamole is delicious, and avocados provide plenty of healthy fats and fiber. Let your kids mash the avocado while you chop the veggies, and you’ll have a fast, fresh side or topping for your kid-friendly tacos.
Serve Yumble on Family Taco Night
If you thought family taco night couldn’t get any easier, think again! You can serve tacos for kids every night while saving time in the kitchen using Yumble. Our Baked Taco Pocket is packed with ground beef and cheddar cheese, and served with brown rice and corn. It’s a great choice for kids with a big appetite! Or, pack in some veggies with our Vegetarian Bean Burrito. You and your kids will love the filling, made with organic tomato, cheese and three types of beans.
Looking for an easy way to feed your kids nutritious meals? Yumble will help take the stress out of meal planning, even if you have a picky eater. Simply pick the plan that works best for your family, choose your weekly meals, and Yumble will take care of the rest! No cooking required!