3 Quick & Healthy Dinners for Kids

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Making healthy meals that kids enjoy can be a real challenge. You probably don’t have a lot of time to cook in the first place and kids tend to prefer sweeter, unhealthier foods. We’ve assembled three healthy recipes that you can make quickly and that your kids will love.

Coconut Chicken and Roast Potatoes

Serves four

Ingredients:

  • Shredded coconut
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 pound of chicken drumsticks
  • Salt and pepper

Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper, then with beaten egg. Coat with shredded coconut. Place drumsticks on baking sheet, and place in oven for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and let rest for 10 minutes before eating.

Whole Grain Pasta With Sauce

Serves four

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of whole grain pasta
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 handful of fresh Basil
  • Salt and Pepper

Sautee onions and garlic until onions appear translucent. Add basil, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Lower heat to a simmer. Allow to cook down for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, boil four cups of water and one teaspoon of salt in a separate pan. Once water is boiling, add pasta. Cook for eight minutes (or to time specified on the box). Once pasta is finished, drain and toss in the sauce. Serve.

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and Veggies

Serves four

Ingredients:

  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of greens
  • 8 lean turkey sausage links

Beat eggs in a bowl with a fork or whisk. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Add sausage. Cook on one side for four minutes, then flip. Cook for four minutes on the other side. Put on a plate to cool. Place greens in pan. Cook till just slightly wilted. Add eggs. Use a spatula to keep eggs and greens moving. Once eggs have solidified, remove from heat. Serve with sausages. 

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