Healthy Mini Meals Your Kids Will Love
With each recipe, find suggestions for the parents to help make prep easier, to involve the children in the kitchen, or to add a unique, adult-friendly spin to the recipe. Best of all, you can feel good serving these healthy recipes to your children.
Parents, this recipe can be made ahead, wrapped individually, and frozen. Pull them out when you need a healthy and filling dinner in a hurry.
Parents, break out the toothpicks and serve these nibbles next time the gang gathers to watch a football game or play cards.
Parents, top the frittatas with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of chives for a fancy fork-free appetizer.
Parents, give your kids confidence in the kitchen by inviting them to help prepare this simple dish. If your children are young, let them cut the dough with safety scissors then wrap the dough around the sausage links.
Parents, bring sophisticated flavor to a casual adult get-together by serving the Shallot-Dijon Relish on the appetizer-size burgers. For a heartier burger, make four servings instead of eight.
Parents, if your child has a sweet tooth, add a teaspoon of honey after cooking for more flavor. This small amount of sugar is worth the trade—it doesn't significantly increase the calories and encourages your child to eat beneficial protein.
Parents, since this recipe doesn't use the stove, little hands can participate in making the entire meal. Let the kids can mix, slice (with a plastic knife), spread, and roll.
Parents, use Parker House rolls or Hawaiian rolls for a smaller, kid-friendly sandwich. For children with bigger appetites, stick with Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns.
Parents, use a box grater to finely grate the carrots or break out the food processor for a speedier approach. The batter is thick so you may need to help spread the pancakes into rounds.
Parents, if your children prefer a mild flavor, omit the chili powder and cumin and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Shredded lettuce may also be used in place of cabbage.