Children are usually very picky when it comes to food. You must always be creative in order to make them eat everything and enjoy the food they are eating too. You surely know by now what your children enjoy eating but it’s natural to run out of ideas sometimes. That’s why we are here to help you with some useful ideas for dinner time. These recipes are colorful and tasty and your kids will surely enjoy them.
- Chicken and nectarine salad.
For this salad you need some grilled chicken that you chop into little pieces, some cherry tomatoes, nectarines, cheese like mozzarella or cheddar, baby spinach and sesame seeds. Add some simple spices, maybe just salt and pepper and some fresh basil.
It’s an extremely healthy salad, filled with vitamins and also protein. Nectarines makes it sweeter and give it a more interesting taste. If your child doesn’t like the usual salads, you might get lucky with this one, so give it a try!
- Colorful pasta with bacon and mozzarella.
Pick some colorful pasta to boil, so they look more appealing to your child. Make a sweet sauce with tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano. Add some mozzarella and crisp bacon. Your children will surely love this classical pasta recipe and will appreciate if you also make it look pretty for them. Add extra spices or some chicken ham if you want to change the flavor a bit. Play a little bit with the plating so you make the dish look appealing to your children.
- Pasta salad with chicken and pineapple.
Boil some pasta and then grill some chicken breast. Chop the chicken into small pieces and some fresh or canned pineapple too. Make some fresh mayonnaise in which you add a bit of curry. Mix everything and also add some corn, salt and pepper.
This salad has protein and is also sweet and with an exotic flavor. It’s a good option that can bring some diversity to your dinner routine. Your children will surely find it interesting and want to try it out.
- Fish with carrots and potatoes.
Don’t forget to constantly include fish your child’s diet. Grill some fresh fish as often as you can. Also bake some carrots, maybe baby carrots and some potatoes to go along with the fish. You can add a fresh sauce made with sour cream, salt, pepper and a little bit of fresh parsley.
Fish contains omega 3 so it’s important to include it in your child’s diet at least once per week. You can bake other vegetables to add to this menu too, like beans, cabbage or other veggies your child might like. The fish can also be boiled or baked, but usually grilling it makes it have a better flavor.
- Chicken and mushrooms with cheese.
Grill some chicken, preferably chicken breast since it’s the part of the chicken that has less fat. Grill or bake some mushrooms that you fill with cheese before. Add some olive oil, salt and pepper on the mushrooms and let them bake for about 20 minutes. The cheese will melt and give a nice flavor to the mushrooms.
You can improvise some sauce or even make some salad to go with this dish. This recipe is appropriate for dinner since its light and filled with protein. Try it sometime, your children will surely enjoy it.