Here are 10 easy and yummy recipes for kids:
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: A classic, quick and easy sandwich that kids love. Use whole grain bread, natural peanut butter, and low-sugar jelly or fruit preserves.
- Cheesy Quesadillas: Heat a tortilla in a pan, add cheese, and any other toppings your child likes, such as diced tomatoes, diced bell peppers, or grilled chicken. Cook the tortilla until the cheese is melted after folding it in half.
- English Muffin Pizzas: Split an English muffin in half, top with tomato sauce, cheese, and any toppings your child likes, such as sliced pepperoni or diced bell peppers. Bake the food in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
- Chicken Nuggets: Cut boneless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Dip them in egg, then coat with seasoned breadcrumbs. Bake till crisp and brown in the oven.
- Mini Pizzas: Use small pita bread or naan bread as the base for mini pizzas. Top with tomato sauce, cheese, and any toppings your child likes, such as sliced black olives, sliced mushrooms, or diced ham.
- Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: Layer vanilla or plain Greek yogurt with sliced fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, or bananas. Top with granola or chopped nuts.
- Mac and Cheese: Follow the directions on the package to prepare elbow macaroni. Drain and stir in a cheese sauce made with cheddar cheese and milk. Add diced ham or broccoli for extra flavor and nutrition.
- Smoothie: Blend together milk or yogurt, frozen fruit, such as berries or mango, and a handful of spinach or kale for added nutrition.
- Grilled Cheese: Spread butter on two slices of whole grain bread. Add cheese, such as cheddar or Swiss, and grill in a pan until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.
- Trail Mix: Combine nuts, such as almonds or cashews, with dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries, and a handful of chocolate chips or pretzels for a sweet and salty snack.
These recipes are easy to make and are sure to be a hit with kids. They are also customizable, so feel free to switch up ingredients and toppings to suit your child’s preferences.