A Full Day of Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes
Do you need fresh ideas for healthy meals that your child and family will love? We’ve got you covered! It’s National Nutrition Month and we’re excited to share some delicious and nutritious recipes your little one can enjoy all day long! Practicing a balanced diet is important, even in the early stages of life. Developing this healthy habit in childhood can help children understand more about proper nutrition and reduce their risk of serious diseases later in life as an adult.
Try some fun and fresh meal ideas this month by adding these meals to your child’s weekly menu!
Banana Oatmeal Muffins - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make it something your child can enjoy? These healthy muffins are packed with fiber and protein, not to mention they’re also great to take on the go for those busy mornings!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup diced ripe bananas
- 6 ounces of milk or plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips if desired
Pour oats into blender and grind until a coarse flour consistency develops. Add in all other ingredients (leave out chocolate chips). Pour into about 10 muffins cups, then top with chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Turkey and Cheese Roll Ups – Aside from turkey being an amazing source of protein, it also has a low-fat content (when skinless) and is loaded with minerals and vitamin B – this helps ensure the body’s cells are functioning correctly. These roll-ups are the perfect way to help your child enjoy a tasty meal that can also give them an afternoon pick-me-up!
- 1 package of crescent rolls
- Shaved turkey deli meat
- Shredded cheese
Unroll the crescent dough and place two slices of turkey with a sprinkle (about 1 Tbsp) of shredded cheese on top. Gently roll up and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Healthy Oven Fried Chicken – Do you want to enjoy the flavor of deep-fried food without all the extra calories? Well, this oven-fried chicken is the way to go – not to mention it’s a high-protein meal that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
- 4 chicken breasts cut into strips
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp smoked paprika
- 2 ½ tsp seasoning salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 4 tbsp butter
- Cooking spray
Combine all ingredients to a large bowl. Add the chicken strips to a bowl and coat with the seasoned flour mixture. Place strips on a baking tray coated in the melted butter, ensuring to spray tops of chicken with cooking spray. Bake at 435 for 20 minutes while turning halfway through.
Would you like to find more ways to help your child eat balanced meals each day? Partner with one of pediatric care providers to focus on the proper nutrition needs for your child!
Schedule an appointment with a Village Pediatrics provider by clicking here or reaching out to your preferred location below:
Village Pediatrics in Plano:
- Text (214) 473-2200
- Phone (214) 473-2200, Ext. 3
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- Text (972) 525-7381
- Phone (469) 872-9966
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