With summer upon us, it’s time to start thinking about dinner ideas for kids. Summer means the kids should be out of school, so what are some fun and easy dinner ideas for kids? Easy and quick, these tasty, quick dinner ideas are just the right dinner ideas for even the busiest days of the week. With summer parties, pajamas, baseball games and swimming eventss, you need something easy to prepare, nutritious and yet easy to eat. These simple ideas will keep your kid’s eating right while enjoying a fun, light meal.
This is one of the simplest dinner ideas ever. Chicken salad combines cucumbers, red onions, carrots, peanuts and mayonnaise in a bowl. You can dress it up with a few different types of seasonings such as Italian dressing and curry powder. It’s a fresh, light, colorful and tasty salad that is also incredibly easy to make.
One of the best things about having family recipes for your meals is that you can change them up from time to time. Favorite dinner ideas for the kids is to take leftover vegetables and chop them up into smaller pieces. Put them in a zip lock bag and add some fresh herbs such as scallions, parsley, cilantro, etc. and freeze them until ready to use.
The other great dinner ideas for summer is to have a healthy yet delicious meatballs. If you buy frozen ones, marinara or homemade tomato sauce can be used to enhance the flavor. Cooked ground beef, chicken or shrimp can be cooked in a large pan and mixed with September blend pasta. Add some tomato sauce, broccoli florets and sauteed mushrooms and voila! Instant delicious and healthy meatballs.
Quick and easy dinner ideas for busy days is to have a baked potato and salsa Verde. In a deep bowl, combine a small onion, bell pepper, and a bit of garlic, then add some chopped tomatoes, some salt and pepper to the mix and heat in the skillet. When it’s done, transfer it to the slow cooker, set on low and allow it to cook for about 2 hours. Then, mix in your favorite salsa, heat up the vegetable stock in the cooker and voila – delicious and healthy baked potato and salsa Verde for your dinner.
For lunchtime or dinner ideas for the kids, having some fresh and juicy juices are always a good idea. A couple good choices include having a juicy peach for one, or having some fresh pineapple juice added to some blended chai tea. To make sure they get the right nutrients, you might consider having some fresh vegetables in their diet as well. Kids love vegetables, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone.
One of my all time favorite dinner ideas that the whole family can enjoy cooking together is stir fry recipes. Stir frying is one of those techniques that can be used in many different types of cuisines, and it lends itself to easy cooking and quick cooking, which are great for families with smaller spaces. You can easily prepare these kinds of dinner recipes in one-pan meals, and this is one way to ensure that there is not a huge amount of leftover food that the entire family will have to deal with.
These dinner ideas have been given to me to try, and I hope you take advantage of these wonderful cooking techniques. I’ve enjoyed experimenting with all these recipes. If you try one, you’ll see just how good they are, and how much better you’ll feel about cooking each night.