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19 Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Kids

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Updated on January 12, 2024

Reviewed by Marwa Alaa

Kids’ meals should be tempting and nutritious so that children can eat them without exhausting mothers and provide them with energy and essential nutrients necessary for their growth. There are many types of children’s meals.

Homemade Recipes for Kids

To make the home meal tempting for your children and eat it easily, you can make it with ingredients they love, such as kofta, pasta with chicken and vegetable soup, and you can also prepare quick pastries and pizza that children love.

1- White Sauce Pasta

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Pasta is one of the most important basic dishes in food systems worldwide, with all its names.

Ingredients 

  • 170 grams of boiled pasta
  •  1 cup of milk
  •  2 tablespoons of flour
  •  1¼ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  •  ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  •  ½ teaspoon of salt
  •  50 grams of crushed white bread
  •  1 tablespoon of melted butter

Preparations

  1. Mix the milk with the flour in a saucepan, then put it on the fire for two minutes until the consistency becomes thick.
  2.  Add cheese, salt, and pepper and stir constantly. Then add the pasta and stir for 4 minutes.
  3.  In a frying pan on the fire, add the crushed bread and stir until golden, then add the butter and stir the mixture for two minutes.
  4.  Scoop the pasta into serving dishes, then garnish with breadcrumbs and serve hot.

2- Asian Shrimp with Broccoli

This dish is full of flavours as well as nutrients. Here is how to prepare this delicious dish:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  •  500 grams of medium-sized peeled shrimp
  •  500 grams of broccoli, cut into small florets
  •  1 tablespoon of sesame

For the sauce

  •  3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  •  2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  •  1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
  •  1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  •  1 tablespoon of freshly chopped ginger
  •  5 cloves of crushed garlic
  •  1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  •  1 teaspoon of starch

Preparations

  1. Mix soy sauce, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and starch in a bowl and set aside.
  2.  Heat the olive oil in a wide frying pan on the stove. 
  3.  Add the shrimp and stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  4.  Add the broccoli and stir for an additional 3 minutes.
  5.  Add the sauce mixture to the shrimp and broccoli and leave it on the fire for two minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6.  Pour it into the dish, sprinkle with sesame and green onions, and serve hot.

3- Cordon Bleu Chicken

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It is one of the delicious chicken recipes loved by adults and children, so here is an easy way to prepare it at home whenever your children request it, and you can serve it with vegetable pasta, creamy chicken soup and Caesar salad. Here’s how to make quick chicken meals.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams of chicken breasts
  •  2 scrambled eggs
  •  250 grams of sliced ​​cheddar cheese
  •  Corn oil for frying
  •  1 1/2 cups of flour
  •  1 1/2 cups of rusk
  •  2 tablespoons of starch
  •  100 grams of salami
  •  ¼ teaspoon of salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon of black pepper

Preparations

  1. Spread the chicken breasts lengthwise well, then place them between two layers of plastic and beat until they are thin, then season with salt and pepper.
  2.  Spread each slice separately and place on top of half the chicken slice a slice of cheese, a slice of salami, then another slice of cheese.
  3.  Close the other half of the chicken slice, such as the sandwich, and apply pressure until the chicken sticks together and does not break during cooking.
  4.  Repeat the above with all the chicken strips.
  5.  Bring 3 pots and in one of them put the beaten eggs, in the second, mix the flour with the starch, and in the third, put the breadcrumbs.
  6.  Dip the chicken, in order, in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
  7.  Put the chicken slices in a closed bowl and leave them in the freezer for half an hour to firm up.
  8.  In hot oil, fry the chicken on both sides until it turns golden and is ready to be served.
  9.  Serve it hot.

4- Omelette with Cheese

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Omelette with cheese is one of the most famous and beautiful recipes ever. It is suitable for breakfast in the morning, dinner in the evening, and even a lunch with salad. There are dozens of ways to prepare an omelette with cheese, whether scrambled eggs or regular fried eggs. And here in this article, we brought you three ways to make an omelette with cheese so you can choose the perfect way for your kids’ breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  •  3 tablespoons of sour cream
  •  5 tablespoons of grated mozzarella cheese
  •  salt and pepper as needed
  •  2 tablespoons of butter
  •  1 tablespoon of minced fresh basil

Preparations

  1. Scramble the eggs with sour cream and add the cheese.
  2.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3.  Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  4.  Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and stir well for 7 minutes.
  5.  Add chopped basil and leave it on the fire for two minutes.
  6.  Take it off the fire.

5- Cheese Chips

Perhaps what distinguishes it is its quick steps; your family members will love it, especially your children. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tortilla bread
  •  3 tablespoons of melted butter
  •  ½ cup of Parmesan cheese
  •  A pinch of sweet red pepper
  •  A sprinkle of garlic powder 

Preparations

  1. Then mix the melted butter, garlic powder, and hot red pepper in a bowl.
  2.  Cut the tortillas as shown in front of you and place them on a tray lined with butter paper.
  3.  Spread the bread with the mixture you prepared.
  4.  On top, sprinkle Parmesan cheese.
  5.  Put the tray in the oven for 5 minutes.

6- Mozzarella Sticks

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Undoubtedly, all kids, and even grown-ups, love mozzarella sticks. This recipe will give you the yummiest mozzarella sticks and marinara dip.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of mozzarella cheese
  •  1 scrambled egg
  •  1½ cups of crushed bread 
  •  ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  •  ½ teaspoon of dried parsley
  •  ½ teaspoon of dried basil leaves
  •  ½ teaspoon of garlic powder 
  •  A pinch of salt and seasoning
  •  1 cup of vegetable oil

Preparations

  1. Cut the mozzarella cheese into long fingers.
  2.  Scramble the egg. Add thyme, parsley, basil and garlic powder.
  3.  Dip the cheese sticks in the flour until completely covered, then dip them in the beaten eggs and the flour again.
  4.  Cover the mozzarella sticks with cling film and place them in the fridge for an hour.
  5.  Heat the oil and fry the mozzarella sticks.

Ingredients for Marinara Dip

  • 1 can of peeled and mashed tomatoes
  •  ½ chopped onion
  •  1 clove of crushed garlic
  •  1 teaspoon of (thyme, basil and wild thyme)
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  •  2 teaspoons of olive oil
  •  Salt and pepper to taste

Preparations

  1. Heat the olive oil, fry the onions until soft. Add crushed garlic, tomatoes and spices.
  2.  Bring this mixture to a boil, and let it simmer for 25 to 35 minutes.
  3.  You can add or remove any type of herbs as desired.

7- Potato Hash Browns

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Potato hash browns are a classic, your kids can have it for breakfast or a snack, and they will definitely ask for it again and again. For the crispiest and most decadent flavour, try this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 grains of potatoes 
  •  1 chopped onion
  •  1 tablespoon of flour
  •  1 scrambled egg
  •  1 tablespoon of olive oil
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  •  2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Preparations

  1. Grate the potatoes, mix them with the finely chopped onion, and dry them with kitchen paper until they absorb the liquids.
  2.  Add the beaten egg, flour, salt, pepper and oil to the potato and onion mixture and mix until the ingredients are homogeneous.
  3.  Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan, then put a tablespoon of the potato mixture in the pan and press it with a spoon until it becomes a little flat and fry on both sides until golden, and serve hot.

8- Baked Fish Fingers with Delicious Pea Purée 

From the American cuisine, in easy and quick steps, it is considered one of the most delicious and nutritious meals for children simultaneously.

Ingredients 

  • 500 grams of fish without thorns
  •  ½ teaspoon of salt
  •  ½ teaspoon of pepper
  •  2 tablespoons of flour
  •  1 scrambled egg
  •  ¼ cup of chicken broth
  •  2 cups of green peas
  •  1 tablespoon of butter
  •  8 fresh mint leaves
  •  1¼ cup of ground rusk

Preparations

  1. Heat the oven to 210°C.
  2.  Cut the fish into fingers 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm.
  3.  Dry the fish fingers with kitchen paper and sprinkle half the salt and pepper evenly over them.
  4.  Dip the fish fingers in the flour, dip them in the eggs, and finally cover them with the rusk.
  5.  Put them in the oven for 8 minutes.
  6.  Boil chicken broth in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  7.  Add peas and cook for 10 minutes.
  8.  Remove the pot from the heat and add butter, fresh mint, salt, and pepper.
  9.  Put the pea mixture in a food processor, and grind until completely softened.
  10.  Distribute the pea mixture on the plates and serve with fish fingers.

9- Chicken Nuggets 

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They are one of American cuisine’s most loved fast food recipes due to their lightness, delicious taste, and crunchiness that delights the taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces of boneless and skinless chicken breast
  •  1 cup of crushed rusk
  •  ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  •  1 tablespoon of dried basil
  •  ½ cup of melted butter

Preparations 

  1. Chop the chicken in the electric chopper, then put it in a bowl, knead it and form the dough into nuggets.
  2.  Mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, thyme, and basil in a bowl. Then leave it aside.
  3.  Dip the chicken in a bowl of melted butter, then dip it in the bowl of breadcrumbs. 
  4.  Put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5.  Stack the nuggets on a tray greased with oil and put them in the oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes.

10- Chicken Nuggets with Potatoes

As we mentioned earlier, chicken nuggets are one of the most loved meals by kids, so why not add potatoes for extra benefits and yumminess?

Ingredients 

  • ½ kg of minced chicken fillet
  •  1 sweet potato, grated
  •  1 piece of grated onion
  •  1 teaspoon of onion powder
  •  1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  1 tablespoon of starch
  •  1 teaspoon of spices
  •  ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  •  1 cup of rusk
  •  2 cups of oil for frying
  •  2 eggs

Preparations

  1. Mix well with the chicken, onions, and potatoes in the food processor.
  2.  Add all the spices, seasonings and starch, then mix again.
  3.  Shape the chicken nuggets, and dip them in the eggs and breadcrumbs.
  4.  Fry the nuggets in hot oil until golden.
  5.  Serve immediately.

11- Chicken Popcorn

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Chicken popcorn is a little similar to chicken nuggets. However, kids love it because of its small size and extensive flavours that make them forget to add ketchup.

Ingredients

  • 2 large pieces of chicken fillet
  •  1 cup of yoghurt
  •  ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  •  ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  •  ½ teaspoon onion powder 
  •  1 teaspoon of salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  •  ½ cup Flour
  •  1 egg
  •  1 cup of rusk
  •  Corn oil

Preparations

  1. Cut the chicken fillet into small cubes.
  2.  Put in a deep dish the: milk, ginger, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  3.  Stir the ingredients, add the chicken cubes and stir in the mixture to coat well.
  4.  Put this dish in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5.  Take the chicken pieces from the mixture, and put them in a colander.
  6.  Put the flour in a wide dish.
  7.  Put the eggs in a large bowl and lightly beat with a fork.
  8.  Put the breadcrumbs in a large dish.
  9.  Take a piece of chicken, put it in the flour, put it in the egg, then put it in the breadcrumbs, and repeat this process with the other pieces.
  10.  Pour a quantity of oil into a deep frying pan, heat it, and fry the chicken pieces, stirring them until they become golden. And feet warm.

12- Noodles Pizza

This recipe is not as common as the others, but as long as your kids love pizza and noodles, they will undoubtedly love Noodles Pizza. It’s a handy recipe, especially when you don’t have the time to prepare the pizza dough. 

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of boiled and drained noodles
  •  ½ teaspoon black pepper
  •  ½ teaspoon oregano
  •  ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  •  ½ cup pizza sauce 
  •  ½ cup of chopped black olives
  •  ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  •  100 grams salami 
  •  ½ cup of mozzarella cheese 

Preparations

  1. Heat a quantity of water in a saucepan on the stove, then add the noodles and leave it until it is cooked for a few minutes.
  2.  Drain the noodles from the boiling water well, and put them in a bowl on the side.
  3.  Add black pepper, Parmesan cheese, oregano, and a pinch of salt to taste and mix.
  4.  Grease a tray with oil and spread the noodles mixture, and arrange it on the bottom well.
  5.  Distribute the pizza sauce and the black olives, then add the cheddar cheese and salami.
  6.  Distribute another layer of salami and mozzarella cheese on the face of the tray.
  7.  Put the tray in the oven at 190 degrees for 15 minutes.
  8.  Take the tray out of the oven and serve hot.

13- Chinese Vegetable Noodles

Most kids hate vegetables and give their parents a hard time eating carrots or mushrooms. This recipe will make your children ask for more.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 
  •  1 cup of finely chopped pepper
  •  1 cup of grated carrots
  •  1 cup of chopped cabbage
  •  1 cup of chopped fresh mushrooms
  •  ½ cup of bean sprouts
  •  1 teaspoon of Chinese spices
  •  ½ cup of soy sauce
  •  ¼ cup of cold water
  •  1 teaspoon of starch
  •  2 packages of boiled Chinese noodles
  •  1 tablespoon Sesame

Preparations

  1. Put the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan on the stove, then add the bell pepper and my heart.
  2.  Add carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, and bean sprouts, stirring until softened.
  3.  Season with Chinese spices and stir, then pour soy sauce.
  4.  Mix cold water with starch, pour the mixture over the ingredients, and stir.
  5.  Add the Chinese noodles, and stir lightly with the rest of the ingredients.
  6.  Add sesame and stir.
  7.  Pour the noodles into serving plates and serve hot or warm, as desired.

14- Corn Dogs 

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Corn Dogs is one of the most loved meals by children and parents for how easily it’s prepared. Here’s how to make the most delicious corn dogs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup of flour 
  • 1¼ cup of buttermilk 
  • 1 tablespoon of white honey, 
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 scrambled egg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Hot dogs

Preparations

  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  2.  Put wooden chopsticks in the hot dogs and then dip it in the mixture.
  3.  Fry it in plenty of oil without the oil touching the ends of the wooden sticks.

15- Turkey burger sandwiches 

Turkey burger sandwiches are delicious American children’s meals that can be served for lunch, dinner or even snacks.

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Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 750 grams of minced turkey breast
  • ½ cup of shredded Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pickled cucumber 
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 12 loaves of Caesar bread
  • 6 cabbage leaves, cut in half

Preparations

  1. Mix the ground turkey with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2.  Add cheese and stir well.
  3.  Divide the mixture into 12 sections, and shape them into a burger shape.
  4.  Put a little oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  5.  Put the burger patties in the skillet, and leave them for 2 minutes on each side.
  6.  Leave it to cool, then put it in the freezer for an hour.
  7.  Heat the oven to 200°C.
  8.  Grease a tray with oil, then lay the burger patties in one layer.
  9.  Put it in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10.  Mix mayonnaise, pickled cucumber and black pepper.
  11.  Divide the bun in half, put a teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture in each loaf, followed by a burger, then a cabbage.

16- Potato Waffle

Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds; your kids will not get enough of it as soon as they try it for the first time.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil: (for greasing the waffle machine)
  • 4 grains of potatoes: (boiled and grated)
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper 
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheddar cheese

Preparations

  1. Heat the waffle maker and grease it with oil.
  2.  Mix the melted butter with the boiled and grated potatoes in a bowl.
  3.  Season with salt and pepper, add cheddar cheese and mix well.
  4.  Distribute the mixture in the prepared waffle maker and fry for 10 minutes until the cheese is soft and has melted.
  5.  Serve hot with boiled eggs and ranch sauce, if desired.

17- Chicken Crepe 

It is one of the beloved Lebanese dishes. Perhaps what distinguishes it is its quick and easy steps, which give you delicious dishes.

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Ingredients

  • 4 soft crepe bread
  • 4 chicken breast fillets or cooked boneless chicken
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of sumac
  • 4 medium onions

Preparations

  1. Cut the onions into thin slices.
  2.  Cut the chicken into long strips.
  3.  Put 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and heat it up.
  4.  Add onions and sauté until softened.
  5.  Add pepper and salt, then chicken and stir.
  6.  Add the mixed spices and stir until the chicken is fully cooked (7 to 10 minutes).
  7.  Add the sumac and stir, then remove the pan from the heat.
  8.  Cut each loaf in half.
  9.  Put the filling inside the loaf.
  10.  Roll the loaf like an Arabic sandwich.
  11.  Arrange the sandwiches on a tray greased with olive oil.
  12.  Heat the oven for 5 minutes.
  13.  Put the tray in the oven to brown the face.
  14.  Serve it hot.

18- Indian Chicken Sandwich 

Indian food is one of the most delicious dishes in the world. It is characterized by a rich flavour full of wonderful flavours. Indian food is distinguished by its spicy flavour, and curry seasoning is one of the most famous Indian spices, which has become used in many dishes. 

This recipe will be their favourite if your kids prefer hot spicy food. An easy and fast recipe that will not take much of your time. Today’s chef offers you a way Make a chicken sandwich the Indian way; try it, and it will satisfy you and your family’s admiration.

Ingredients

  • 1 shredded chicken breast
  • A pinch of coriander powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 40 grams of chopped pistachios, shredded
  • A pinch of curry 
  • A sprinkle of ginger
  • 1 grilled eggplant
  • 100 grams of finely chopped lettuce
  • 5 grams of coriander leaves
  • 50 grams of fried onion rings
  • Salt and spice
  • 200 grams of cheese

Preparations

  1. In a bowl, put the milk, curry, pistachios and spices.
  2.  Put the chicken in the bowl.
  3.  Fry the chicken in olive oil.
  4.  Spread the eggplant on the bread, then the chicken, fried onions, lettuce and coriander leaves.
  5.  Roll the bread and put it on a serving plate.

19- Beef burger sandwiches with pesto sauce

The beef burger sandwich with pesto sauce recipe is another delicious children’s meal from Italian cuisine that you can prepare in easy and quick steps.

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Ingredients

  • 500 grams of minced meat
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of spice
  • 8 loaves of Caesar bread
  • 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese

Preparations

  1. Mix the minced meat with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  2.  Divide the mixture into 8 parts, shape them into a ball and press them with your hand to make a burger shape.
  3.  Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, and put a little oil in it.
  4.  Cook the burger patties in the skillet for 3 minutes on each side.
  5.  Open the loaves of bread in half, and brush the bottom half with a teaspoon of pesto sauce.
  6.  Put a tomato slice on top, then a burger patty.
  7.  Put a spoonful of cheese on top.
  8.  Fold the sandwiches.

When it comes to preparing meals for the little beloved ones, it can be challenging, especially if they are picky eaters, but don’t worry anymore; you’ll find recipes they can’t get enough of from our list. Let us know which recipe will try first!

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