It can be tough to find meals that kids love, are healthy, and don’t take lots of time to prepare. Many families have at least one fussy eater in their ranks who may need some persuading when it comes to fruit and veg! To mix up your weekly food plan, here are five healthy meal ideas that kids will love – each one is packed with sneaky extra veggies and whole grains.
Homemade Egg-Fried Rice
This protein-packed recipe is perfect for everyone from toddlers to tweens! There are two secrets to nailing egg-fried rice: cook the rice in advance and rinse with cold water to cool (this gets rid of the starch, meaning it’s less likely to stick to the pan); you’ll also want to push the rice to the edge of the frying pan before adding the beaten egg. That way you can scramble the egg, making sure it’s mostly cooked, before stirring in to the rice.
Throw in some frozen peas and spring onions and that’s your basic egg-fried rice sorted. You could also make this with brown rice to up the whole grains and add fibre. Top with smoked tofu or prawns for a quick and easy dinner.