How’s your physical distancing going? With kids out of school and in need of attention (and snacks), feeding their cravings in a fun and healthy way is a top priority. Here’s a handy list of simple, kid-friendly recipes that are tasty and easy to make!
1. Easy Peasy Zucchini and Tomato Frittata
Eggs are an easy and delicious way to ensure your child gets a healthy dose of protein, and the zucchini, tomato, and spinach give an immune-supporting boost of vitamin C.
Extra tidbits: Feel free to leave out the feta and replace with a plant-based substitute, or add any additional veggies you like!
2. Perfect Lunchbox Banana Bread
Banana bread never fails to keep little tummies satisfied and can be snacked on at any time of the day. Adults will love this simple treat just as much.
Extra tidbits: Replace the dried blueberries with chocolate chips for an extra hint of sweetness or nuts if you want something, well, nuttier!
3. Chicken Meatballs with Tangy Sauce
These delectable bites are free of nuts, dairy, and gluten, but the delicious secret is in the tangy sauce. Don’t miss out on it!
Extra tidbits: These meatballs are fine to eat on their own, or you can add them to a pasta or soup dish for extra protein.
4. Chickpea Lentil Pasta Salad
This colourful dish can be made with just nine basic ingredients. Colour is a cue for health because it’s a sign of a rich array of phytonutrients, important for growing, healthy kids.
Extra tidbits: Feel free to swap out the chickpea lentil pasta for regular or whole wheat.
5. Cozy Vegetable Soup
This soup is the perfect tool to get your kids to eat a variety of vegetables, because it’s chock full of so many of them. The combination together provides an earthy, yet not overpowering flavour.
Extra tidbits: To make a smoother and creamier soup for possibly picky eaters, give it a whirl inside the blender.
6. Healthy Hummus Pizza Cups
These beautiful, kid-friendly little cups are fun to make, filled with healthy ingredients, and easily customizable.
Extra tidbits: Feel free to try out different toppings that your family enjoys (but don’t miss out on the delicious guacamole!).
7. Rainbow Breakfast Socca Pizza
Speaking of pizza, why not have it for breakfast, but with a twist? Giving your kids a generous amount of fruit is a great way to start your morning out right, and these delicious chickpea-based pancakes provide the perfect healthy base.
Extra tidbits: Customize the fruit toppings to your choosing, and try out different yogurt flavours as well.
8. Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad
Creamy yet crunchy, and simple to make, this nutritious and quick dinner will have your family satisfied in no time.
Extra tidbits: If you don’t have frozen corn, peas work too!
9. Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
You really can’t go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. And these yummy oat-filled snacks are a perfect dessert to end the day.
Extra tidbits: Chocolate chips can be replaced with raisins or cranberries.