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Sure, your kid would be delighted to have chicken fingers every night for dinner, but feeding them only “kid” foods is not the best for nutrition, nor does it encourage kids to try new things. Instead of taking the extra time to create “kid” food and “adult” food, look instead to healthy options that you will both enjoy together. While kids can be picky about what they eat, it’s important to let them know that the healthy food you enjoy is great fuel for them as well.
We know life gets in the way of cooking sometimes — from soccer games to school plays, there always seems to be something that cuts into dinner. There will definitely be days when you want to eat out or try kids meals from a delivery service. For the other nights, we recommend planning meal prep ahead of time so that you have all the ingredients you need to whip up a tasty dinner. To give you a hand, we’ve rounded up two super easy kid-approved meals that the whole family will love!
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Ready for a one-pot wonder both you and your kids will love? This simple ground turkey and broccoli pasta is a warming bowl of goodness that packs nutrition, protein, and taste in every mouthful. Some kids may turn up their nose at the sight of anything green, but you can’t go wrong with this delicious and healthy pasta dish. The broccoli taste is masked by the turkey and cheese anyway, so your kid will love the flavor. Trust us, it’s a major upgrade from the “kid” meals they’re used to eating. Plus, this recipe is super easy and takes 30 minutes or less to make!
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Take the loaded potato bar concept and instead of using a regular potato, use a sweet potato! Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants, making them an immune-boosting, healthy choice as the base of the dish. Load them up with a Mexican treatment of beans, cheese, and salsa for a fun twist on a taco. If your family doesn’t already do Taco Tuesday, now is the perfect time to start with these taco sweet potatoes. You can even add chicken to the potato! You can choose to cook the chicken in a slow cooker ahead of time or on a skillet on the stove. The best part about this sweet potato bar concept is that each person is in charge of what goes on theirs, so if you’re kids don’t want ingredients like guacamole or salsa, they don’t have to eat it!
We know you’re busy and don’t have time to make elaborate dishes for dinner every night. That’s why these dishes were carefully chosen to be super easy and quick so you can whip up a healthy meal in no time. Beyond these recipes, we recommend experimenting with classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken noodle soup, and mini pizzas. Bon appetit!