8 Healthy Meals to Prepare Ahead of Time that Children Love!
What a crazy, busy, up and down year it has been so far. Dinner plans are the last thing on all our minds – so let us help you save time! We have put together 8 easy, kid-friendly, healthy meals that you can prepare ahead of time to make dinner time an absolute breeze!
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Bake
If you’re down about the wet weather, this Chicken Broccoli and Rice meal from Beyond the Chicken Coop is sure to cheer you up. These ingredients can be thrown together quickly over the weekend, or prepared in large amounts to freeze ahead of time. Pop in the oven after school or work and you’ll have comfort food in no time.
Bonus points because kids LOVE this recipe
Garden Vegetable Lasagna
A great excuse to use all your leftover veggies in this one, and the cheesy-ness makes for a great place to hide all those vegetables.
They’ll never know!
Roasted Tomato Soup
This one doesn’t sound like a kid-pleaser, but I really think you’ll be surprised! The delicious sweetness that comes from the tomatoes, combined with those familiar Italian flavours – This one is such a winner for all.
Chicken Noodle Soup!
Healthy, full of veggies, comfort food on hand at all times. Mrs Schwartz’s kitchen has the perfect recipe that kids love! She’s even added alphabet noodles for a pinch of fun! Freeze this stock recipe and add your noodles when you’re ready to eat – so simple!
Easy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
Okay, this may not be the most healthy recipe – but hear me out! This recipe is absolutely the easiest meal to whip up. Pop your mince on before heading out for the school pick up and you’re done. And hey! If you’re still not sold – add veggies to your mix and they’ll never know!
Nothing better than coming home to a delicious meal, with minimal effort
20 Minute Tuscan Pasta (Freezer Meal)
A tasty pasta that camouflages vegetables so well. The prep for this one is incredibly easy and is perfect for storing in the freezer. When you’re ready, remove from the freezer to thaw and reheat for 30minutes in the oven and you’re done.
It will become a family favourite in no time.
Sweet Potato Taco Bowls
Roast some sweet potatoes and cook up a batch of your choice of mince on your prep day, then let your crew assemble their own bowls with their choice of toppings. Getting kids involved with creating their own meals is a great way to develop healthy eating habits. They’re more willing to eat foods they’ve created.
One-Pot Ground Beef & Pasta Skillet
Sneak extra vegetables into your child’s day (and yours too!) with this easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Pro-tip: Finely chop mushrooms to resemble the texture of ground beef and stir them into a classic meat sauce for an extra-healthy twist on a dinnertime favourite.