A balanced diet is essential for the growth of children, so no meal of the day should be underestimated. Thus, dinner for children should be light but nutritious, balanced and very attractive. For that, he designs a weekly menu where vegetarian dinners, mixed dinners and protein dinners are intercalled. Also, if you want to teach your children to eat healthy, never force them and act as an example, that is, eat those same foods. On the other hand, serve them an amount of food according to their age, no more and no less. Likewise, respect if the child is reluctant to any food and check with the doctor if it is not a food intolerance or allergy.
Thinking of all that has been said, in RecetasGratis we have compiled the best 15 healthy dinners for kids and, why not, also for adults. Read on and start delighting the little ones with healthy and fun dinners.
Healthy Eggplant Burgers
The best way to camouflage vegetables is to prepare them with shapes of food that children like, for example, hamburgers! If you cut the vegetables very finely, they won’t even notice them. In addition, to prepare them you do not have to make a fuss in the kitchen, just follow the following steps of the Eggplant Burgers Recipe, they are great mounted with bread and vegetables!
As we talk about healthy dinners for kids, how about giving burgers a fun twist? Instead of making them in the typical round shape, you can use cookie cutters and give them different shapes, like a star, heart …
Light and fun spinach cream
This soft cream combined with a few pieces of toast and low-fat cheese or a little milk cream, will delight the little ones in the house! The combination of textures and flavors and even their color will not go unnoticed by them, especially on cold or rainy days. A very light and nutritious dinner for children that you will have ready in a two-by-three following the step by step of the Spinach cream recipe.
Again, you can give it an original touch forming a face with the cheese or heavy cream and the pieces of bread. In general, children pay a lot of attention to the aspect of food, so it is important to present it in fun ways. Although it may seem incredible, they will eat much better a vegetable cream with an original presentation than one without any type of decoration.
Advice: heavy cream is usually quite caloric, so go light or add just the right amount to draw the picture.
Healthy Chickpea Flour Pizza
Healthy pizza for kids! Yes, you have in front of you a version prepared with products of plant origin: legumes, vegetables and nuts. Without a doubt, a dinner that children will love, because pizza is a food that delights them with its colors and flavors. In addition, this dinner can be consumed by those who are lactose and gluten intolerant. With that said, start preparing it! Review the steps in the Chickpea Flour Pizza Recipe.
Advice: Keep in mind, in case of allergies, that the cheese on this pizza is made with nuts.
Mashed potatoes with original cauliflower
The puree without more works very well during dinner when your children are sick to their stomach, as its consistency is smooth, light and easy to digest. But if it’s about stimulating their appetite, use it as a garnish and let your imagination run wild. presenting it in a very creative way. For example, you can shape it into a mouse using the puree as the face, hamburger as the ears, and vegetables for the eyes, whiskers and mouth. How about? For now, here is the step by step of the Recipe mashed potatoes with cauliflower.
As we are talking about healthy dinners for children, choose light hamburgers, such as the eggplant that we have recommended, soy, chicken or turkey burger.
Advice: Eating cauliflower balances the electrolytes of the body in case of diarrhea or vomiting, which is why it is a light dinner for children when they present these symptoms.
Tuna and other fish burgers
Fish is not only a light meal and perfect for the last meal of the day, but also an essential food in the growth of children due to its nutrients: proteins, phosphors and omega 3 fatty acids, among others. Do not worry if fish is not among the favorite foods of your children, because prepared in the form of a hamburger, it will be irresistible and more with a good presentation! Also, you can add vegetables to the hamburger dough. Without a doubt, a light and fun dinner for children that you will have ready in a few minutes if you follow the steps in this Recipe for tuna burgers. As in the previous cases, you can present the hamburger by drawing a face on it and even placing french fries as a hair. French fries are not light, but in the following recipe you will see that they can be. Likewise, you can make the hamburgers thicker and form a kind of cupcakes with mashed potatoes and vegetables cut into strips, look at the photo! To put the puree like this, use a pastry bag.
Now if you want to explore other options to do dinners with fish for your children, you should know that there are infinite ways to do it. For example, you can prepare some fish fritters and cook them in the oven (at 180 ºC for 15-20 minutes), fish croquettes and cook them also in the oven, grilled fish fillet, etc. On many occasions, the same recipe may or may not be healthy depending on the cooking method chosen. If you cook all this in plenty of oil, it will not be a healthy dish, however, made in the oven or on the grill it is a nutritious and healthy food. Thus, these are ideal healthy dinners for children between 10 and 12 years old, but they can also be for younger children if you enhance the presentation by making fun drawings with vegetables, potatoes, puree …
French fries without oil
Do you want the children to jump for joy at dinner time? Well, prepare a side of French fries for them, yes, without oil. It is sure that many healthy dishes will look more appetizing for them. Our first proposal in this sense is to serve them together with some chicken and spinach burgers, plus one celery, tomato and avocado salad. With that said, learn step-by-step how to make oil-free French fries, and decorate dinner easily!
Advice: the only fat in oil-free fries is used in the pan to prevent sticking.
Chicken thighs stuffed with ham and cheese
At dinner it is good to include proteins from lean meats, both for children and adults, as the body regenerates muscles during rest time. In the case of children, it helps their growth in general, especially improving the muscle development. For this reason, we propose a delicious, simple but very tasty recipe: chicken thighs stuffed with ham and cheese. A healthy dinner for children and adults! Of course, choose a light cheese that can be melted.
Spinach cannelloni with pancakes
These cinnamon sticks are filled with ricotta cheese and spinach, bathed in homemade tomato sauce and pecorino cheese, a real treat! And a little secret, cannelloni are crepes! Thus, if your little ones suffer from celiac disease, you can easily replace them with pancakes without TACC. Also, this dish provides fiber, abundant vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, calcium, folic acid, among other nutrients. You will see that this healthy dinner will like your children very much, it is even an ideal dinner for adolescent children for all the nutrients that make it up. Are you up for it? Well, follow this easy step by step of spinach cannelloni with pancakes.
Creamy chicken with broccoli
This dinner is healthy and very complete, as it brings together nutrients of animal and vegetable origin: proteins of high biological value, vitamins E, C, B, A, K, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, among others. In addition, it is very appealing for the little ones because it combines contrasts of textures and flavors. An easy, light and tasty dinner for children of all ages, which will be ready in no time. In this way, if you are looking for light and quick dinners for children, this is perfect! Follow the steps of the Creamy Chicken with Broccoli Recipe and offer your children a different dinner, but full of flavor and nutrients.
Funny boiled eggs
Eggs are a low cholesterol food and a good source of protein, minerals and vitamins, perfect for stimulating children’s growth! What do you think if you turn these boiled eggs into little mice with carrot ears and noses? That way they are super appetizing and showy! And not to leave them alone, you can accompany them with a cucumber sandwich but in the shape of a cat, you have already completed dinner! To cook the eggs, we propose two more ideal alternatives for children’s dinner:
Healthy and original carrot sandwich
Kids always frown on a sandwich, but they love a fun, colorful sandwich more. Thinking about this, we propose an easy preparation with vegetables and sliced bread, in which the only necessary material is a round mold. If you don’t have one, you can improvise a container with the same shape and a knife to remove the excess edge of the bread. Once the pieces are cut, follow the steps in Recipe for Carrot Crumb Sandwich. At the end of the assembly, take inspiration from this pumpkin face to decorate the surface, it also works for Halloween!
Homemade Chicken Sausages
One of the dinners that children of all ages like is the one consisting of frankfurters, right? However, they are not considered a health food, so surprise them with a healthier version: homemade chicken sausage! Yes, make them one balanced and delicious dinner combining sausages (proteins), mashed potatoes (carbohydrates) and a salad (fiber and other compounds). Of course, do not neglect the presentation, and put a lot of color!
If you need easy ideas, here we give you a great one, how about a snail in the forest? Although the image shows a frankurt-type sausage, you should only substitute it for the chicken sausage. You can make the eyes with some grapes pricked with sticks, the rest is evident in the image. With that said, let’s make the centerpiece by following the steps in this Chicken Sausage Recipe.
Cheese and broccoli souffle
The texture of the souffle will open the palate …