We’ve hand-picked some of our most kid-friendly recipes that the whole family can prepare together and enjoy.
1. Grilled Cheese, Bacon & Chicken Quesadilla
A quick and kid friendly cheese, bacon and chicken melt. Nothing too complicated. Sometimes you just need a quick fix.
2. Kiddo Mac & Cheese with Chicken
Here's a delicious one-pot meal of an old favourite that has lots of protein and calcium for growing kids. It is an easy dish to make and older kids can be taught to make it themselves.
3. Kid-tastic Chicken Fajitas
Kids, young and old, love the Tex-Mex flavours of fajitas. Make as a simple week night meal and get the kids helping in the preparation. They can do their own assembly with their choice of favourite toppings.
4. Baked Chicken Nuggets
Here’s a recipe that is popular with kids.
You’ll want to make a double batch of these tasty home-made treats because guaranteed to have your family asking for more!
5. Chicken and Broccoli Calzones
Calzones are a terrific lunch idea for the grab-and-go types. If you have more time in the kitchen then consider these options: when cooking for one, try freezing the remaining three calzones for other meals and baking them from frozen. For family meals, get kids involved rolling out the dough or picking vegetables for the filling to help teach them about healthy choices.
6. Tuscan Chicken Pizza
You don't have to travel to Tuscany to enjoy this delicious pizza, but the combination of thyme, honey and prosciutto will have you feeling like you're there.
7. Ground Chicken & Salsa Sloppy Joes
These sloppy joes are far healthier than the traditional recipe, but just as messy! Bottled salsa gives the sauce more flavour and ground chicken means a leaner joe.
Developed for CFC by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc.
8. Chicken Turnovers with Diced Vegetables
This recipe is similar to a chicken pot pie only it is contained in a turnover, making it handy to take for lunch or picnics.