As a parent, cooking isn’t always an enjoyable process. Cooking a meal that your kids will like is hard enough! But cooking a meal that not only your kids will love but also your diet will like, may seem impossible. An easy way to get the best of both worlds is to include your kids in the cooking process. It helps you stick to your diet and teaches your kids essential skills like cooking, eating healthy, and cleaning up the dishes of course (wink wink).
Here are a few recipes we recommend trying with your kids:
Breakfast: Eggs in Pepper Cups
This colorful dish is not only delicious but also extremely easy! The egg makes it an excellent source of protein and you can add avocado for a little extra fat.
Breakfast: Easy Breakfast Tacos
These super-easy tacos are fun for the whole family. Your kids will love putting together their own taco! This recipe is great for customizing to fit your nutritional needs – if you want a low carb version, try switching your tortilla with a low carb spinach tortilla!
Snack: Apple Nachos
While traditional nachos can be seen as unhealthy, these apple nachos are far from it. Feel free to use your choice of nut butter for a great source of protein! This dish is a guaranteed hit with the kids!
Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites
These energy bites double as a fun activity and a tasty snack! Let your kids get their hands dirty with this dish before they enjoy the delicious snack they made. This high protein and high fat snack is perfect for anyone looking to increase their intakes.
Lunch: Healthy Asian Salmon Sticks
Kids love fish sticks. Your diet loves salmon. Solution: salmon fish sticks! This healthy meal is a win-win for the whole family! Spice these up with a little paprika for a flavor-packed bite.
Lunch: Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Need a way to get your kids to eat more veggies? Look no further! This tasty and colorful dish is packed with flavor and is kid-friendly. Pairing these fajitas with tortillas makes it a fun activity for the whole family.
Dinner: Chicken Caprese
This yummy dish is excellent for tag-teaming! While you cook the chicken, have your kids cut the veggies and cheese. They’ll also love being able to put their meal together. Leave out the cheese on your plate to go dairy-free!
Dinner: Turkey Meatballs
If your kids are looking to have a little fun while cooking, these meatballs are the perfect option! They’ll love being able to “play” with their food, and turkey is an excellent high-protein, low-fat substitute for beef.
With the right recipes, cooking can be turned into a fun activity for the whole family!