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what easy, nutrious recipes do you serve to a group of kids, and they all like it?

post #1 of 8
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Looking for easy, not rocket science meal ideas to serve so that 5 out 5 of kids will eat and enjoy!  Cheap is good, too...Just hoping you would share your "secret weapon" recipes with me---I am health-conscious and want to nurture those little tummies but I don't love cooking, and it's even worse when the majority gives it the thumbs-down...

post #2 of 8

When we have playdates and the kids eat over I go for something easy like pasta because that's sure to please everyone. If you're thinking health conscious, maybe grate some carrots and mash some cannellini beans into tomato sauce and serve over whole wheat pasta (or quinoa or brown rice pasta).

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

Wow, white beans mashed into the tomato sauce, that's genius! Thanks!

post #4 of 8

Last night I made cauliflower fritters for dinner. Now, confession, my own kids don't like them but that's more about a prejudice against cauliflower. I've heard that other kids love them. 

 

Yottam Ottolenghi's Cauliflower Fritters with Lime Yoghurt Sauce 

 

Fritters

1 small cauliflower
120g plain flour (about 1 cup)
3 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 shallots, finely chopped 
4 eggs
1.5 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp each of ground cinnamon, turmeric, salt and pepper

vegetable oil for cooking 

Lime yoghurt sauce
300g greek yoghurt (I've used plain balkan yoghurt)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
grated zest of one lime
2 tbsp lime juice 
2 tbsp olive oil (less if using plain balkan yoghurt)
salt and pepper

Mix up the ingredients for the lime yoghurt sauce and set aside for serving. 

Chop the cauliflower into small florets. Steam or cook in boiling water until soft - drain and set aside.

Place the flour, garlic, parsley, shallots, eggs spices, salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk to make a batter.  It will probably be quite dry, but when you add the drained cauliflower, it becomes much more runny. Mash the cauliflower into the mixture a little.


You can make the fritters bite-sized or pancake-sized. Pan fry in oil about 3 minutes per side. I just use enough oil so the fritters don't stick to the pan but the original recipe calls for a deeper fry with about 1.5 inches of oil. 

post #5 of 8

Corn tortillas with refried beans and cheese!  I use organic refried beans from a can and grate some cheddar cheese. Spread a tortilla with beans, put it in fry pan or oiled baking sheet, put grated cheese on top and then top that with another tortilla.  If you are making a lot, you can do it in the oven on an oiled pan (flip them once during baking to get both tortillas oily).  Otherwise in a fry pan with a little olive oil is good.  After they are done, you put them on the cutting board to cool a bit, cut into triangles serve with raw carrots and some fruit for dessert.

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Yay, such great ideas, thank you!!!

post #7 of 8

good luck to you. never been able to achieve that without choices. 

post #8 of 8

how about fruit kebabs? skewer small pieces of fruit like strawberry, grape, melon, pineapple in any combination on small bamboo skewers (or even toothpicks!) and serve. finished plates always! :)
 

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