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6 Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids

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Easy dinner ideas for kids are those ideas which we can cook for our babies very easily within a short time. Actually we do not need to spend more time for cooking their dinner and it is not necessary to give more time to cook delicious and healthy food. To save our time we just need to choose easy recipes which will help us to cook tasty dinner for our kids very fast. That is why I am sharing some easy dinner ideas for kids.


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  1. Baked Ziti
  2. Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots
  3. Steamed Chicken Dumplings
  4. Prawn Toasts
  5. Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe
  6. Chicken Macaroni Soup

Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids

In the materialistic world of east and west it is impossible to spend the whole time of a day in our kitchen. Nowadays we parents are busy with our own professionalism. Generally we adults can easily take any types of food if it easy to make or get even it is not tasty. But, there is a different picture for kids. They won’t take food or won’t love to take their food if it is not tasty. So, being a parent we have to follow only those recipes which are easy to cook and tasty to eat. That is the key of an easy dinner ideas for kids. Easy dinner ideas for kids will help us to know how we can provide a tasty and healthy food to our baby.

We should not forget the main purpose of foods when we are following easy dinner ideas for kids. Before following the easy dinner ideas for kids we must make assure that the recipes we can provide them enough carbohydrate, protein, minerals, vitamins, water as per their age requirement. So we must keep rice/ wheat product, vegetables, fish, egg, meat, in the dinner menu. We also need to arrange enough liquid like juice which fulfils the need of fluid. We are able to feed our baby healthy foods by following easy dinner ideas for kids.


1. Baked Ziti

It is really a challenge for us to make our kids happy with their food especiallyat dinner using the way of easy dinner ideas for kids. We already stated that, we need to give them healthy food which is delicious at the same time. Here, I am sharing few easy dinner ideas for kids with you which may help you to serve your kids a healthy and nutritious dinner using easy recipes.

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Easy-dinner-ideas-for-kids-Baked-Ziti

We can try baked ziti for our kids at dinner. Ziti is tube shaped pasta. Children are usually fond of pasta. Here is the recipe.

  • Ziti: 1 bag
  • Ricotta Cheese: 1 container.
  • Seasoned Salt: 2 Tea Spoons.
  • Garlic Powder ½ Tea Spoon.
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese: 2 Cups.
  • Egg: 1
  • Spaghetti Sauce: 3 Cups
  • Parmesan Cheese: ¼ cup.

Preparation:

  1. Firstly we need to heat the oven to 350 F. Then add butter (9/13/2 inch) in a baking pan.
  2. Then we need to cook the ziti in boiling salted water and drain well.
  3. Mix the ricotta cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder and half of the grated mozzarella cheese into it. Adding the egg blend it well.
  4. Need the drained ziti and keep to the baking dish. Now pour the spaghetti sauce over all.
  5. Now, bake the mixed item over for 45 minutes. Add the rest of mozzarella cheese and the parmesan cheese and then bake for 5 minutes more.
  6. Now you can serve ziti casserole with a fresh tossed salad and hot baked or grilled garlic bread.

Hope you will try this easy dinner idea for your kids.


2. Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Carrots

Here is the 2nd one of easy dinner ideas for kids.

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Carrots

Spring Stir Fried Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas & Carrots

You will need only 30 minutes to prepare this recipe.

Sauce Ingredients:

  • Low Sodium Soya Sauce- 1 Table Spoon
  • Fresh Lime Juice-1 Table Spoon
  • Water-2 Table Spoon
  • Cornstarch or Arrowroot-1 Table Spoon

Fry Ingredients:

  • Sliced Skinless, boneless Chicken Breast
  • Canola or Coconut Oil- 1 Table Spoon
  • Minced Garlic-2 Table Spoon
  • Grated Ginger-1 Table Spoon
  • Sugar Snap Peas- 1Cup
  • Diagonally Sliced Carrot-1 Cup
  • Scallions

For the preparation of sauce we need to mix soya sauce, lime juice water and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  1. Now we have to season chicken lightly with salt then we need to heat a large wok.
  2. Need to add half of the oil when the wok is very hot and then we will add the chicken. After that, need to stir fry until the chicken color is brown.
  3. After stirring the chicken we will remove the chicken and let the heat be reduced.
  4. Now, we need to add the remaining oil to the wok. Stir garlic, ginger for 20 seconds. After stirring these ingredients we will add sugar snap peas and carrots and stir those about 3-4 minutes. We need to stir over medium heat and these will be crispy.
  5. We will mix the chicken to the wok. Now adding soya sauce lime mixture need to cook 30 seconds more.
  6. Our dish is ready to serve.

You can try the recipe. So far I think it is one of the best easy dinner ideas for kids.


3. Steamed Chicken Dumplings

Now, I am going to another easy dinner ideas for kids.

Steamed-Chicken-Dumplings

Steamed-Chicken-Dumplings

  • Chicken Mince-200 gm.
  • Water Chestnuts, drained, rinsed and diced -100 gm.
  • Spring onions finely sliced-2
  • Finely Chopped Garlic Clove-1
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Ginger-1 tsp.
  • Soya Sauce-1 tsp.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar-1 tsp.
  • Lime Juice-1 tsp.
  • Finely chopped Coriander Leaves-2 tbsp.
  • Fresh Flour Wonton Wrappers-20
  • Lemon Soy Dipping Sauce 1tbsp.
  • Lime Juice 1½ tbsp.
  • Lemon Juice- 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Soy Sauce 1 tbsp.

Preparation: 

1 We need to mix all ingredients except wontonwrappers in a large bowl. Need to lay wrappers on a floured surface and keep a teaspoon of the mixed ingredients in the middle.

  1. Now bring two corners together and then other two corners. To be make sure that there is no extra air need to seal tightly.
  2. Bring a medium sized saucepan with water and boil on high heat.
  3. Add the dumplings lining in a bamboo steamer with baking paper. Now steam about 10 minutes. The chicken will be cooked.
  4. Now you can repeat the process with remaining ingredients.

NB: Sophie Hansen prepared the recipe for Kidspot.


4. Prawn Toasts

Our next recipe is Prawn toast as an example or idea of easy dinner ideas for kids.

Prawn Toasts

Prawn Toasts

  • White Bread-10 Slices
  • Green Prawn-500 gm.
  • Sliced Green Onion-2
  • Grated Ginger-1 Tbsp.
  • Egg White -1
  • Cornflour-1 tsp.
  • Soy Sauce-1 tsp.
  • White pepper-1/1 tsp.
  • Sesame Seeds-1/2 Cup
  • Peanut Oil.

How to Cook

  1. Need to prepare first the prawn with green onions, ginger, egg white, corn flour and soysauce. Cook the mixture until it is smooth.
  2. Cut the slices of breads into 4 triangle.
  3. Keep 1 tbsp. of the mixture into one slice and keep the other side over this.
  4. Coat the slice with sesame seeds.
  5. Heat the oil and fry the slices until these are brown
  6. Drain these on a paper towel.

Note: Jennifer Cheung prepared this recipe for Kidspot.


5. Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Here is another recipe for you among easy dinner ideas for kids.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Lemon Juice- 1/3 cup
  • Olive Oil-1/4 Cup
  • Dijon Mustard-1 Tbsp.
  • Red bel pepper finely chopped-2 tbsp.
  • Finely chopped 2 large clove garlic
  • Salt -1/2 tsp.
  • Ground Black pepper-1/2 tbsp.
  • Boneless and skin less chicken breast 4 halves.

Preparation:

  1. We need to mix lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, red bel pepper, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. We will keep ¼ cup of the mixture aside.
  3. Then we will mix the chicken in the bowl and keep it for 20 minutes to be marinated.
  4. Need to oil lightly the grill gate
  5. We will place the chicken on the grill and cook it for 6 minutes.

Recipe: KRCTLC.


6. Chicken Macaroni Soup

Our another delicious and easy recipe for your kids is Chicken Macaroni Soup.

Chicken Macaroni Soup

Chicken Macaroni Soup

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breast-80 gm.
  • Sliced Baby Corn-80 gm.
  • Sliced Carrot-30 gm.
  • Leafy Vegetables-80 gm.
  • Sliced Fishcake- 50 gm.
  • Dry macaroni-160 gm.
  • Stock-1 L.

Preparation:

  1. Shred chicken breast.
  2. Now we will cook macaroni following the instruction of the packet.
  3. Need to add carrot and baby corn into the boiling stock for five minutes.
  4. Then we will add leafy vegetables and boil for 2 minutes more.
  5. Now we need to add fish cake.
  6. Now we will mix the macaroni with the soup and vegetables.

I can assure you that these recipes will be ready within 10 minutes and your baby will love it. An also hope that these recipes will help you to get easy dinner ideas for kids. You will also be helpful with these recipes and ideas.

I have tried to find out some opportunities to give our baby healthy food with less labor. I have tried this step only to make sure our friends that, we can give proper nutrition to our baby with less physical work if we have good ideas. A notable point is that, we must make a plan at the beginning of the day for our baby’s dinner. If we have a clear plan what we want to give them at dinner time it will be easier for us to do the rest. So, in the morning we have to think what kind of food we are going to our baby at dinner time.

Being a parent we always think how we can give proper diet to our baby or what they need actually for. We can give our baby whatever we eat, off course, it is with balanced quantity. So when we are going to prepare our kids’ food we need to keep in mind what food element and how much of it we are putting. So, it is very important for us to know that we are not putting for them excess or less quantity of any food elements to make our work easy.

Lastly, I like to request all the parents that easy dinner ideas for kids do not mean that, we can give them whatever we can make. It means that, how we can give proper balanced diet to our kids by saving our time and keeping us less busy with our work.

We must have to concentrate during preparing the dinner. It is not worthy to give them tasteless food following easy dinner ideas for kids. We can choose only those recipes or ideas among easy dinner ideas for kids which our kids will love at the same time they will get proper nutrition. We are trying our best to make our own place in the competitive world. Then why don’t we try to be the best parent giving the best support to our kids as they can get the energy, intellect to make their dream true?



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By Post : Jan 30, 2018

6 Replies to “6 Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids”

  1. How does the baked ziti have SPAGHETTI SAUCE but there is a CLEAR LACK OF RED IN THE PICTURE?!?! It’s things like this that cause me to stay up at night… tsk tsk

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