5 Better-for-You, Kid-Friendly Dinners
Kid-friendly meals are a necessity when you're a busy mother of two. Like other parents, I also want these creations to be healthy, fast and something I actually want to eat. Here are five recipes that cover all the bases.
What little one would turn down handheld pizza? Experiment with different fillings and serve with a garden salad. Make extra and freeze so you’ve got dinner covered for another night as well.
Soup is a smart way to introduce children to more veggies. Make a batch of this hearty soup in less than 25 minutes and pack up leftovers for lunchboxes.
Pasta is usually an easy sell in my house. Whole-grain varieties contain extra vitamins, minerals, and fiber — all things that growing bodies need. This one-pot wonder can be made ahead and stored in the fridge; after a quick trip to the oven, dinner is done.
It can be challenging to get kids to eat more fish, but turning it into finger food can help a lot! Whole-grain breadcrumbs, cornmeal and a secret ingredient make a super-crispy coating that is baked, not fried. Serve fish with steamed broccoli and roasted sweet potatoes for a complete meal.
Make chicken more exciting. This four-ingredient recipe is loaded with muscle-building protein and takes about only an hour to bake.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.