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Teens 13-18

Family Lunch Delights: Easy Recipes for Teen Chefs

Cooking lunch with your family can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only will you enjoy quality time together, but you will also learn valuable cooking skills that will serve you well in the future. Whether you are a beginner or an aspiring chef, we have compiled a list of easy and delicious recipes that are perfect for teens aged 13-18 to prepare with their families.

1. Grilled Chicken Wraps:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper to taste

- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then grill for 6-8 minutes per side until cooked through.
- Let the chicken rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips.
- Warm the tortillas on the grill for 1-2 minutes each.
- Spread mayonnaise on the tortillas, then layer with avocado, lettuce, tomato, and grilled chicken.
- Roll tightly into wraps and serve.
2. Veggie Stir-Fry:
- 2 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, snap peas)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 cups cooked rice

- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using), then stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the mixed vegetables and stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until tender-crisp.
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and honey, then pour the mixture over the vegetables.
- Stir-fry for an additional 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Serve the stir-fry over cooked rice.

3. Mini Personal Pizzas:
- 4 small pizza crusts or pita breads
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Toppings of your choice (pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives, etc.)

- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Place the pizza crusts or pita breads on a baking sheet.
- Spread pizza sauce evenly over each crust.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top, then add your favorite toppings.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven, let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!

Remember, cooking with your family is not just about the end result but also about the journey. Enjoy the process, have fun, and savor the delicious meals you create together. Happy cooking!

Teens 13-18



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