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It’s no secret I enjoy playing around in the kitchen. When Hailey was younger and my only child, I’d spend time experimenting in the kitchen with all sorts of fun kid-friendly recipes for her to try. I could spend nap time mixing, baking and cleaning, resulting in all sorts of creative meals for her to dive into for dinner.
Fast forward to today and life looks a little differently. Hailey’s nap times are a thing of the past and my busy little Kaitlyn is always at my feet. I find myself spending the majority of time in the kitchen just trying to make sure they’re fed, which doesn’t leave much time for playing around with new or elaborate recipes. When I don’t have time to make anything for myself during the day, I use Splendid Spoon as a grab-and-go option that’s healthy too.
You won’t find food in adorable shapes or made into kid-friendly faces or platescapes around here, but you will find good solid simple meals that the kids eat and I approve of.
If you’re in a similar position and looking for some simple meals, check out a few of my favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner! …before we get started, I highly recommend buying a set of these if you are feeding babies, toddlers or kids. If you are anything like me, you will use it weekly! I also recommend using Thrive Market to simplify ordering organic food at a good price. Read my full review here.
Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups – so simple and a great way to keep eggs IN the wrap.
Mini Meatloafs – healthy ingredients and topped with ketchup, which pretty much guarantees Kaitlyn eats it (the girl loves ketchup!)
Simple Corn Dog Bites – great to make, freeze and reheat in a pinch!
Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups – You could also use a whole wheat tortilla as the base – so cute and easy to eat!
Pancake Muffins – love that I can make these ahead of time for easy breakfasts all week long!
Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins – because anything made in a muffin tin seems to be a hit for kids, especially if they can choose what to mix in!
Mini Chicken Pot Pies -I love the combo of chicken and vegetables for a full meal in an easy handheld shape.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies – made with oats and bananas and applesauce but you can still call them a cookie and they are delicious!
Pesto Chicken Veggie Meatballs – make sure to dice the veggies finely and these are great!
I love that several of these are able to be made ahead and frozen, which makes quick weeknight dinners or early breakfasts easy and still healthy. Happy eating!
Do you have a simple go-to recipe that your kids love?
Please post it in the comments, as I’m always looking for new ones to try!
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