Dinner is family time. If you have to do battle with your junior over a meal at that time naturally quality time spending with the family will get disturbed. On the other hand, if your kid is a picky eater your concentration revolves around his/ her nutrition. So we are here with some kids dinner ideas for picky eaters that may help you in the battle at the dinner table. Thus you may get some extra time to spend with your family. And kids got their nutrients. Though we know every picky eater has their tastes and preferences. Still, we will try to gather up some recipes that hopefully attract them towards the table. Try not to repeat the same recipe. We will give you both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook onion until it became slightly tender. Add garlic, coriander, turmeric, gram masala, red pepper flakes, curry powder, cumin, and salt. Cook for 1 minute. Mix water, spinach, tomatoes, and ginger into the onion mixture, simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Then transfer the mixture to a blend until smooth. Heat 1 tablespoon oil, cook and stir paneer until lightly browned. Stir pureed spinach mixture into skillet with paneer. Cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with roti, nan, paratha, jeera rice, fried rice or plain rice. This is one of the most popular kids dinner ideas for picky eaters.
Beetroot Pav Bhaji
Heat oil and add garlic paste and onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Then add capsicum and sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beetroot and water mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add potatoes, chili powder, pav bhaji masala, coriander, lemon juice, salt, and water. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while mashing it occasionally. Keep aside. Now heats a nonstick Tava adds 1 tbsp of butter and place the pav on it. Cook until it ti turn light brown and crisp on both sides. Serve the bhaji with pavs.
Heat and melt the butter in a dutch oven or pot. Add half an onion that’s been cut into large wedges and tomatoes. Add some salt and leave it alone for about 40 minutes. Then blend the mixture and your yummy tomato soup is ready to serve.
Grind some ragi flour, soaked rice, and pohadal and fenugreek seeds into a smooth paste. Add water to batter in a greased idli mould and let them steam for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve then hot with some chutney.
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Chicken French Bread Pizza
Take ¼ cup of softened butter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, ¾ cup of grated cheese, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried basil, ¼ cup of finely diced red bell pepper, ½ teaspoon black pepper and stir well in a bowl. Slice the French bread and spread butter mixture over each piece. Top with rotisserie chicken. Sprinkle mozzarella and cheeses over chicken. Bake 8 – 10 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown. Serve one of the most well-liked kids dinner ideas for picky eaters.
Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender. Heat oil, add onion, carrot, and celery and cook until the onion begins to brown. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; add chicken and cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon. Stir in tomatoes and cook until thickened. Stir in parsley and salt. Server the sauce over the pasta sprinkled with cheese.
Place the chicken, tomatoes, beans, broth, water, onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, and chili powder in a cooker. Cover and cook. Then uncover the cook and remove the chicken from the pot. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and shred, then return the meat to the pot. Stir in lemon juice. Crumble a few tortilla chips into each bowl and cover with some soup. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and grated cheese.
Mealtime never makes please a kid. So add colorful foods and add variety to their meals. To make easy your meals idea, try to make a plan for a week. Having a plan for a whole week and have a grocery for that is like half the battle. If you follow a balanced meal don’t hesitate to add scrambled eggs, bacon, and fruits in your dinner option. Involve your kids in setting the dinner table or even in cooking or arrangement. Try to take him to shop and buy what they like to have in their meal. Also, you can involve them while planning a meal for a whole week. These kids dinner ideas for picky eaters would then be an added idea.