Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids – it’s what every moms needs and every mom wants! It’s something that essential to having in our heads once we start with dinner! My friend Sheri McShane is a new contributor for MomGenerations.com! Sheri has the blog: When the Kids Go to Bed. She comes up with the best ideas for dinner and is sharing Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids on the blog today!
Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids
Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids can be quite a challenge at times, especially when you’re running around with a packed schedule. Between sport practices, camps, school, and music/art lessons the thought of making dinner can be daunting. Sometimes your only focus is getting the kids fed. It’s so easy to throw in a tray of nuggets and fries, but that really isn’t the best I can do for my kids. I want to give them a variety of good food. After all, they need fuel to get through their crazy schedules. There are times where we literally have 15 minutes to feed these kids before getting to baseball practice. If I were a total rock star, I would have dinners prepped for the week…but I’m just not that awesome. Here are 10 Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids you can whip up for the kids. Put the nuggets away.
10 Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids
1. Quesadilla: No, you don’t need a quesadilla appliance, just a frying pan. Coat a little olive oil on each side and layer in your kids favorites. My boys like chicken, cheese, and olives. They literally take 2 minutes on each side. So quick.
2. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Add some cut up veggies like cucumbers and carrots. Adding soup in the fall is always a great comfort staple.
3. Chicken Wraps: I keep cooked chicken breast on hand in my fridge. It always saves me when I’m in a bind.
4. Spinach & Cheese Ravioli: Once you get the water boiled they only take 5 minutes to cook. Add a little butter and to the table they go.
5. Omelets: So easy and full of protein. Add some meat and veggies and you have a full meal.
6. Couscous & Veggies: Once the water is boiled, couscous only takes 5 minutes to cook. Add your child’s favorites steamed/microwaved veggies.
7. Antipasto: Rolled up deli meats and cheese, paired with some raw veggies or fruit. Great for a hot summer night.
8. English Muffin Pizzas: I toast the muffins in the toaster so they don’t need to bake in the oven long. Just bake long enough to melt the cheese. It’s a time saver.
9. Sandwich: Sometimes you just need to stick with a sandwich and take it on the go.
10. Meatballs: I keep fully cooked frozen meatballs in my freezer. I can’t tell you how many times this has come in handy. 10-15 minutes in the oven. My kids will eat them without sauce, or you can add some jarred sauce. Quick and easy.
I hope this helps you in the kitchen!! We’re all in this together!! Easy Dinner Recipes for Kids will hopefully help you on the days you’re like – WHAT AM I GOING TO MAKE!? Hope you found something you can put on your table in no time and you’re kids will enjoy. Stay away from the nuggets!
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ABOUT SHERI MCSHANE:
Hello All. My name is Sheri. I am a working mother of 3 pretty darn fabulous little boys. I’m trying very hard to handle the stresses of working, being a mother, being a wife, keeping house, and finding the time to just laugh and enjoy life. A few things you should know about me: I’m an iced-coffee addict, I love to organize, and I love my wine. I am also a master at fort-building and being the belly-eating monster. Fitness and healthy eating habits are important to me so you may hear a little about that too. Here you will read about my daily musings and of course my venting, wine glass in hand. Hope you find something you can relate to. Cheers.
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