Kid Friendly BBQ Recipes – For Fathers Day

Celebrate your favourite Dad this Father’s Day with some of these delicious, easy, healthy and family-friendly recipes.

Every Father’s Day, I try to get the kids involved in the kitchen. They love helping me plan the menu, picking out the ingredients, and preparing the meal. Once the ingredients are prepped and ready to go, Daddy gets to take over and do what he really loves – cooking everything on the bbq!

I absolutely love bbq’d food in the summer. My kitchen stays nice and cool, clean-up is a super quick, and I can cook dinner while watching the kids play in the garden. More often than not, my husband takes over bbq’ing duties, giving me a head-start on cleaning up. It’s win-win. Here’s a few of my favorite Father’s Day recipes. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Sweet and Tangy Peach

Chicken Tenders are super easy for little hands to manage and are a great bbq recipe for baby led weaning. To make meat really tender for little babies to eat, start with tin foil, allow to cook until the chicken is white and almost cooked then take out of the foil and grill it gets lovely and browned but not blackened.

Burgers No Egg No Breadcrumbs

BURGERS! Is there a more Dad-designed food on the planet? I don’t think so. These allergy-friendly burgers are just as juicy and tasty as the original. The secret is…. chia seeds! Cooked on the grill, this recipe is a definite winner.

Baby Veggie Burgers

BBQ and Vegetarian food don’t always go in the same same sentence but when you have a vegetarian in your house, you have have some yummy recipes up your sleeve so that everyone can enjoy the day. These baby veggie burgers are perfect for babies, toddlers and and grown ups too!

Peri Peri Chicken with Sweetcorn

This recipe is on our menu for this weekend! The word peri-peri just makes my mouth water! When it comes to spicy food, I make up 2 batches of spice mixture – really spicy (for Mum and Dad) and really mild (for smaller kids). Mild spice is good and it really introduces lots of flavour to their diet.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

My kids absolutely adore kababs. There is something about having their food cooked on a stick that makes them so happy.  In this recipe, colourful veggies and sweet pineapple are paired with tender chicken, brushed with a sweet sauce and grilled until caramelised.

Vegan Barbecue Sauce recipe

This is probably one of the nicest bbq sauces I have ever tried and it is from the lovely Alyssa over at Simply Quinoa. You can adjust it to your own tastes but just as it is my kids LOVE it!

Mexican Style Street Corn

Who doesn’t love corn on the cob? No hands? I thought so 🙂 In our house we fight over the corn and this recipe is by far the best one I have ever made. You can make it less spicy for small kids, and just leave out the salt. Did you know that corn on the cob is brilliant for babies, especially teething ones. It is so easy for them to hold and it works wonders for the gums.

Banana Split Grilled Dessert Nachos

A grilled dessert? Why, yes, of course! These Banana Split dessert nachos have all of the flavours of the original dessert, but made with wholesome ingredients. Made with crispy “chips”, sweet caramelised fruit, and a delightful strawberry sauce, this dessert will quickly become a family favourites!

Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones with Banana and Pineapple Nice Cream

Another family favourite for a hot day, this healthy “ice cream” is made with bananas and a brown-bread cone and is a really fun BLW recipe. This recipe has been shared over 1 MILLION times so that is really saying something! You have to try it 😀

Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon Fruit Kabobs

Fruit on a Stick ALWAYS works wonders with getting kids eating more of it. If it’s on a stick they love it twice as much! These yummy fruit sticks from A Night Owl Blog are a firm favourite in our house. There is something delicious about bbq’d pineapple!

If you have a favourite bbq recipe I would love to know! I am always looking for new ideas so pass them on!

Wishing all the lovely Dads a very happy Fathers Day! Hope you get a bazillion hugs and kisses this weekend.

Aileen xoxoxo


  • Oh Yeah :))) Thanks so much Shelley 😀 Delighted you like it xxxxxx

  • This is such a pretty, and really inspired lineup of fun recipes that EVERYONE (not just Dad!) will looooove! Thanks bunches for including our Grilled Dessert Nachos – we really love them and hope you and your readers do, too! 🙂

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