If you’re a parent of a toddler, you know how hard it is to get your child to eat. You try every kind of trick in the book just for your child to at least touch his plate much more to take a bite out of his or her food. With these simple recipes for kids, you’ll enjoy preparing cute and colorful meals that will make your little ones eat.
Before we go to the list of recipes for kids, one tip you should know is that little children will eat what they make, most of the time. Get your children involved in making the meal. Not only do they learn the value of helping out, you also get to spend some quality time with your kids.
Bacon and Egg Panini
Kids need protein and bacon is hands down the best protein-packed food source around. With that in mind, a bacon and egg Panini is probably one of the best recipes for kids that you can easily make at home.
Simply whisk together 8 eggs, a teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper in a small bowl. Place a skillet over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of butter before making your scrambled eggs. Scoop some of the eggs on to the bottom half of soft rolls. Top with cooked bacon slices and cheese before placing the top half of the roll. Melt a little more butter on a grill pan and place the sandwiches. Use a spatula to press the sandwiches. Grill for four to six minutes or until the cheese has melted and the bread is golden.
English Muffin Pizzas
Breakfast recipes for kids should be easy to prepare and quick to cook. You’ll need boiled eggs for this one. To lessen the prep time, boil the eggs the night before and keep them, with the shells still intact, in the freezer (this will last for about a week). Slice the muffins in half and toast them a bit. Place the toasted muffins on a cookie sheet and then drizzle a bit of olive oil on each. Layer tomato slices, eggs (sliced), grated mozzarella and some oregano. Your kids can help out with this part. Add salt to taste. Place in an oven and wait for five minutes.
If your child loves smoothies, you can make a version of it for breakfast. Like other recipes for kids, this entails keeping some food in the freezer beforehand. Have a cup of frozen raspberries and bananas ready. Just puree the fruits along with half a cup of Greek yogurt, half cup of low-fat milk, and some chia seeds. Wait until smooth before serving them in small bowls and topping them with granola. Toasted coconut flakes will also give it some more exciting flavor.
What kid doesn’t like spaghetti? There are tons of pasta recipes for kids but the chicken spaghetti is probably one of the healthier options.
Just cook a pack of spaghetti noodles according to package instructions. For the sauce, first combine two tablespoons olive oil, 2 smashed garlic cloves, an onion cut into 1-inch wedges, and some cherry tomatoes in pan and toss. Place the pan in the oven for four to six minutes then put them, including the resulting liquid, into a blender. Add two tablespoons of unsalted tomato paste and some basil then blend until smooth.
Drain the pasta and place them on the pan. Pour in the sauce and add salt and pepper, about half a teaspoon each. Add about two cups of shredded cooked chicken breast. Place the pan over medium heat long enough to warm everything. Serve, top with chopped basil leaves and parmesan cheese and enjoy!
There you go. Four easy recipes for kids that are easy to prepare yet will make your children go back for seconds.