Being a mother puts many obligations on you, and that includes cooking regular healthy family meals.
Many searches prove the fact that healthy eating stimulates the kid’s high academic performance and forms his good eating habits for the rest of life.
Busy mother’s schedule doesn’t always give you an opportunity to spend an eternity for cooking no matter if you are stay-at-home or working mom. At this point, thanks to World Wide Web, your quick but still nutritious eating options are huge. However, at the same time, this wouldn’t be of any help if your picky children won’t take a bite of this food.
I have listed down 9 of my most favorite healthy and easy-to-prepare meals your kids would definitely enjoy eating. Proved on my own experience!
1. Wagon Wheel Beef Soup
One of my favorite choices during cold winter nights is a quick wagon wheel beef soup recipe that would please any of my family members. Seasoned lean ground beef, a bunch of veggies, fun looking wagon wheel pasta with super delicious sauce and salty flavor of the beef create a perfect soup recipe any of the kids would enjoy.
I personally use these following ingredients: dry mini wagon wheel pasta, Italian seasoned ground beef, chopped yellow onion, prepared beef broth, mixed vegetables, garlic&herb pasta sauce, black pepper and mini crackers (this is optional).
2. Mini Chicken Pot Pies
We, mothers, often save leftovers from healthy family dinners or brunches and finishing them later on. If there’s chicken left out from your yesterday’s meal, why not turning it into good-looking mini chicken pot pies? No complicated ingredients, only egg whites, reduced-fat milk, flour, frozen puff pastry dough, a little bit of butter, chicken leftovers and root vegetables… and it won’t take you more than 40 minutes! Though, I have many other easy pie recipes for you.
4. Quick Chicken Parmesan
Speaking of chicken, this one is one of my favorites, not only because the preparation of this meal takes no longer than half an hour, but also because it’s super tasty and nutritious. You’ll need chicken breasts, breadcrumbs, parmesan and mozzarella cheese, oregano, one egg, and marinara sauce.
5. Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
Being traditionally served in Mexico for breakfast, there’re only 8 ingredients necessary for this dish: onion, garlic, cooked chicken breast, black beans, chicken broth, salsa, corn tortillas and queso blanco. Usually served with a mixed green salad with slices of avocado, tomato wedges, and olives. Don’t know why, but kids love Mexican staff. Chilaquiles can actually become something new in your dinner routine and be the next meal in your list of healthy family recipes.
Yeah, my husband and Bogdan are quite crazy about burritos. Even though traditional burritos are quite high on calories, I’ve managed to make them more healthy and I substituted traditional meat for veggies, as well as white tortillas for brown ones. Besides, I am trying to always make homemade salsa.
7. Chicken Salad Sandwiches With Pesto
Although many people do not consider sandwiches a really healthy option, if they taste a chicken salad sandwich with pesto, they wouldn’t say so anymore. Pesto contains fats healthy for your heart and definitely has a rich flavor as a nice bonus. Ingredients: low-fat mayonnaise, pesto sauce, lemon juice, chicken breast, cucumber, grape tomatoes, whole-grain bread, alfalfa sprouts.
8. Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Omelet
Looking for easy healthy dinner recipes for family breakfast, I came across this super tasty smoked salmon and asparagus omelet, which won’t take you more than 20 minutes to cook. Filled up with protein from eggs and salmon, your beloved ones wouldn’t get hungry for long after breakfast.
9. Homemade Pizza
Remember about must-do family movie nights with a must-have pizza? So, it doesn’t always mean you have to opt for frozen pizzas. Instead, making your own one and getting your kids involved in this easy cooking process can be joyful for both you and them. Obviously, there’s not any specific recipe for pizza: just opt for more vegetables, cheese and chicken instead of ham, peperoni, and salami.
10. Ramen Soup
Not sure if your kids love soups or not, but the Japanese mix of broth with noodles and veggies is as nutritious as meat meals. The good thing about ramen soup is that you got to eat it with chopsticks. And kids love chopsticks! For ramen soup, you’ll need a chicken breast, chicken broth, eggs, dried ramen noodles, mushrooms, soy souse, garlic and other seasonings.