Dinner is the most formal and perhaps the largest meal of the day and possibly this is the only time when most of the children take their meal with their parents and family. Thus at the dinner table, you can teach your kids about some healthy habits. Hence you should try some easy kid-friendly dinner recipes. Though the most unpredictable thing is what they like and whatnot. They might have a different reaction to a similar recipe. Sometimes they clean the plate and sometimes they may not like the same dish. Still, if you make some tasty and yummy yet healthy recipes and if you do not repeat the same they might eat it gladly.
After a long and hectic day, dinner probably is the last thing anyone wants to make. So we will discuss over some delicious however nutritious easy kid-friendly dinner recipes here, that is easy to make too.
Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
Crispy Potato Tacos
Wash the potatoes and peel the skin off then boil it. Mash the potatoes well and mix sour cream, cumin, salt, and pepper with the mashed potatoes. In the meantime wrap the tortillas with a damp towel and keep it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. Put the mashed potato in the tortilla and fold it. Deep fry the potato tacos until it became golden in color. Serve it with your kid’s favorite toppings.
Greek chickpea Pasta Salad
Cook pasta for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut the tomatoes, cucumber, yellow bell paper, red bell paper, kalamata olives, onions, chickpeas, and coriander leaves in pieces. Make a fine mixture of olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Now mix the mixture with the cooked pasta and vegetable pieces well. And a healthy and yummy colorful pasta salad is ready to serve for your kid in just 15-20 minutes.
Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Take 4 slices of brown bread. Top each with 2 tomato slices and a slice of cheese. Now sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Then top with 4 more bread slices. Now hit a pan and place the sandwiches in it cook till each side is toasted and the cheese melts. Serve hot and crispy.
Wash the rice and the lentil and keep it soaked in water for some time. Then in a pressure cooker, put the soaked rice, lentil, and vegetables all at once. Add water (the water level should be three fingers above the rice, dal and vegetable mix). Add salt. Pressure cook until 3 – 4 whistles. Let the pressure release on its own and then open the lid of the pressure cooker. Serve hot (you can add a spoon of ghee or butter)
Non-Vegetarian Dinner Recipes
Mexican Chicken Soup
Heat some olive oil in a large pot until shimmering. Then add onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté everything until the vegetables looks soft and tender. Then stir in the garlic. Next pour in the chicken broth, the tomatoes and their juice, the jalapeno, coriander, and cumin. Bring everything to boil for 20 minutes. Add shredded chicken and the chopped cilantro, seasoning with salt and pepper. Your Mexican Chicken soup is ready to serve.
Roasted Chicken Thighs and potatoes
One of the easy kid-friendly dinner recipes is Roasted chicken thighs and potatoes. Just toss the chicken thighs, potatoes, carrots, and onion in simple spices, garlic, and oil. Then oven baked until chicken is juicy with crispy skin and roasted. Use plenty of garlic for more tests. You can make this with chicken breast also.
Pesto Chicken Bake
Top the chicken breasts (raw or seared) with a thick layer of basil pesto. Place sliced mozzarella cheese on top of the basil pesto. Finish the assembly of the pesto chicken by layering on a couple of thinly sliced tomatoes. Bake the Pesto chicken in the oven until the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.
Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet
First, you need to sauté the bell pepper and broccoli over medium heat to blister the edges a little. Then remove the veggies and add whole chicken breasts, garlic, chicken broth, and quinoa to the skillet. Simmer the mixture until the chicken breasts cook through, the quanta has absorbed the broth, and the spirals release around the edges. Chop the chicken and add it back to the skillet along with the previously cooked veggies, dried cranberries, pecan pieces, and chopped scallions. The cranberries and pecans mixed with the quinoa give this Chicken Broccoli Quinoa Skillet a hearty holiday appeal.
Kids like to eat different things. And the variety of food is the only way to make a pathway of nutrition in them. Also, this is the only way to get them used to new things. Try to make one meal for the whole family that will establish healthy eating habits in your kids. So make the above mentioned easy kid-friendly dinner recipes for all that will be easy for you too.