Do you need some healthy kids recipes for dinner?
They say you
only need about 10 kid-friendly dinner recipes to keep your little ones
happy and healthy.
10 dishes they like.
And then you just keep the recipes somewhere in the kitchen and always choose from there when you are planning what to make.
Sounds easy, right?
If only I would be that organized :)
But yes, it would be cool if we could make it part of
our morning routine to sit down for 5 minutes and look through our
recipes and write a shopping list.
Because that would make things so much easier. We could then go shopping for the right ingredients on the way home from work or just before picking up the children at school.
In my healthy family meal plans, you get new kid friendly dinner recipes every day. Could be something for you if you need a way to make meal times easier for you.
But dinners don't always have to be so complicated. Sometimes I just take a lot of different ingredients, like cucumber, beans, lettuce, sun dried tomatoes, avocado, olives, celery, organic salsa... and put them in bowls on the table. Then my son can take his plate and fill it up with whatever he likes :)
At every dinner there should be a salad, right?
Vegetable sticks are of course good too and very kid-friendly, but I love to make all kinds of different salads. I also like some fruit salads, but they are better as breakfast, or dessert if you've had a light dinner.
Fruit is not always that good to eat straight
after a heavy meal though, except maybe pineapple that contains compounds that help with digestion.
By the way, lately I have started using my grater a lot! I can make so many different salad combinations with it!
1 sweet red pepper, cut into small pieces
About 10 cherry tomatoes
A piece of white kale, you choose the size, it is not that exact.
Black pepper and some olive oil
Grate the cucumber, carrot and kale.
Put it all in a large bowl.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves and cut the bell pepper into small pieces. Put all of that in the bowl too. Add some lemon juice, black pepper and olive oil. Done!
On an other page on this site I have listed two additional easy salads.
And here is a very easy fruit salad. I could eat loads of it!
2 large bananas, cut into small pieces
Lots of red grapes, cut into halves
1 fresh and ripe pineapple, cut into chunks
Place everything in a large bowl and toss together. Serve and eat :)
It's afternoon here and Benji will soon come home from school. And of course that means I will start making dinner :)
Today I will make baked white potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. And a side dish of millet mixed with some red lentils ;)
I bought the millet mix in a health food store today, let's see how it will turn out. It pays off to go around to some health food store to see what they have, often they have a lot of cool stuff. Recently I also started buying gluten free coconut crackers - so good!
Oh, now I remembered that rosemary would be great to have for the potatoes... too bad our nearest food store is not that close! Hm, I'll just use thyme instead.