Knowing what to feed your kids for dinner can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to provide a healthy meal. We understand time is of the essence and it’s often a luxury Moms don’t have when cooking meals. That’s why we’ve gathered together some simple, quick and healthy meals for kids options.
Our first option is a quiche with a difference, and the best part – it’s half the preparation time of a quiche! These quiche cups are nutritious and delicious and can be served with a side of veggies or salad.
Simply follow the instructions for these little cups of tastiness your kids will love.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and coat the muffin cups with cooking spray
- Position two slices of ham in each of the muffin cups
- Sprinkle cheese on top of the ham
- In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together and add some spinach to the mixture (Spring onion is also really flavoursome, but some kids find this taste too overpowering)
- Pour the egg mixture into each cup
- Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper
- Bake for about 15 minutes (more if your kids prefer ‘well done’ eggs)
- Carefully remove the egg cups, place onto serving plates and enjoy!
Our next healthy dinner option for your children is chicken wraps. These are low in saturated fats, unhealthy carbohydrates and sugars. All the ingredients required are fresh and unprocessed. These are very easy to make and you can get your kids involved in the preparation process, as they can ‘build their wraps’. Kids respond well to meals they can help create and make for themselves.
There are two ways to approach chicken wraps, you can either buy a ready-cooked rotisserie chicken or cook up chicken breasts/fillets. Both work wonderfully – it just depends on your time availability.
- On your wrap, first place lettuce and a thin spread of mayonnaise (not too much, as mayo in high quantities can be fattening)
- Cut up the chicken and place it on the lettuce
- You can then add any other toppings your kids enjoy (tomato, avocado and cheese are particularly enjoyable)
Healthy kids dinner options shouldn’t be stressful and hopefully these two ideas are helpful. Here is our final suggestion for a nutritious kid’s dinner.
Chicken fried rice is very easy to make and it doesn’t take long at all. Here’s how to make it.
- Cook rice according to package instructions and set aside
- Cut your chicken into strips and season with salt and pepper
- Heat some oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until hot, then cook the chicken for about 5 to 6 minutes (be sure its cooked through), set the chicken aside
- Chop some red and green peppers
- Reduce heat to medium, add a little more oil and scramble eggs
- Add the red and green peppers and cook for a couple of minutes
- Once the egg is cooked and the peppers have softened, add the rice and chicken
- Once all is heated through, serve and season with a little soy sauce
- Dish up and watch your children devour their meal!
We hope these three simple recipes have been informative and helped spice up your meal plan for your kids!