Healthy Eating for Kids: Recipes and Nutrition Advice

Delicious foods kids will eat, nutritious meals moms will love

Cook the Kids Meal at Home

Save money and feel good about mealtime by preparing some favorite dishes from typical kids’ restaurant menus and prepare them at home.

Healthy Kids Meal Chicken Fingers Recipe
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Chicken Fingers

Ah. The chicken finger. A child’s best friend and so often a parent’s nutritional nighmare. Not any more. We did a number on this kid favorite and made it over in our Pan-Fried Chicken Fingers with Spicy Dipping Sauce. Instead of batter-coated, deep-fried chicken drowning in fatty sauce, our chicken gets a crunchy exterior from cereal.

Our recipe calls for a spicy dipping sauce made with mayo, hot chile sauce, lime juice, and soy. Try reducing or eliminating the hot sauce for kids, or feel free to serve with ketchup or homemade honey mustard by combining ¼ cup honey with ¼ cup mustard.

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