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    Cooking for children: Kid-friendly recipes to try out

    As a parent, you’ve probably tried everything to get your kids to eat fresh, healthy veggies. Whether you’re tired of hiding vegetables under fries or bribing your kids with dessert, our top healthy meals for kids are here to help. From delicious homemade pasta that’ll have them coming back for more, to tasty smoothies packed with fresh fruit, rescue your mealtimes with these kid-friendly recipes! This is healthy eating for children – made easy.

    Healthy food for kids: Why is it so important?


    Just like adults, it’s really important for kids to get a healthy balanced diet. Plenty of fresh fruit and veggies mean vitamins and nutrients that’ll help their immune system, while dairy products provide vital calcium to help them grow. Add some wholegrain and lean meat into the mix, and you have a well -balanced meal.


    But feeding kids healthy food is easier said than done. It’s well known that little ones would choose treats like candy and chips over spinach and broccoli – so how do you get them to eat healthier? Have a look at some of the following favorite healthy dinners for kids.

    Easy healthy recipes for kids


    Family life is extremely busy, but healthy eating for kids doesn’t have to be complicated. You only need a few healthy ingredients to put together a balanced meal. Have a look at these top recipes and tips to give you a helping hand in the kitchen – and at the dinner table.

    Homemade spaghetti with tomato sauce


    • Olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 stalks celery, chopped
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tbsp tomato puree
    • 1 cup sieved tomato sauce


    To make the spaghetti:


    1. Bring some salted water to a boil 

    2. In a skillet, heat some oil and then add the onion, celery and carrot. Fry on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the tomato puree and rosemary.

    3. Add the sieved tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.

    4. Cook the pasta for 5-6 minutes. Drain and serve, then add a generous ladle of sauce. Sprinkle with basil and cheese to taste.

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    Chicken breast fillet with colorful vegetables  

    Ingredients for 2 portions:


    • 2 chicken breast fillets
    • Olive oil
    • Mixed vegetables of your choice - preferably seasonal. Try carrots, peas, corn, broccoli, tomatoes or even red pepper


    To make the chicken and vegetables:


    Cut your chicken breast into thin fillets and season to taste with a little salt and pepper. Wash and chop your vegetables or, if you are short on time, grab a bag of mixed frozen vegetables. Steam the vegetables and chicken together in a pan with a little water or olive oil.

    More healthy eating tips for children:

    • Fruit and veggie smoothies are really easy and quick to prepare. Packed with naturally sweet fruit, they make the perfect drink, dessert or even healthy breakfast for your kids.

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