I never really thought about giving kids artichokes until Kenya saw me prepping them for my dinner one night and demanded that I let him help. I had bought some gorgeous baby purple artichokes at the farmers market and I let Kenya pull off the outer leaves while I prepped the bigger ones. I'm a big believer that if you get kids involved in what you're making by giving them an activity, they're more likely to try the end result. Kenya had a blast and was actually a big help to me at the same time.
I make artichokes almost every Sunday night. They're especially delicious this time of year and their sweet meat tastes even better when dipped into this yogurt sauce. I love serving them with steamed or grilled fish so you can dip the fish in the sauce, too. The more things to dip, the happier kids will be!