Another day, another ... day you gotta feed your kids.
We know we don't need to tell you how challenging it is to get dinner on the table while navigating picky eaters, the desire to feed them healthy meals that abide with the new Canada Food Guide, and the serious lack of time most parents have to prepare a meal in the evening.
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Good news! We did the hard part for you again this week. We pored over recipes to come up with a meal plan for the week. These meals are hearty, fun, and feasible. We can't promise your kids won't eschew them in favour of plain bread or buttered noddles, but here's hoping they'll at least try a few bites.
Below are six kid-friendly dinner recipes that parents will also enjoy eating, are fairly healthy, and are quick and easy to make.
Sunday: Chicken pot pie soup
This recipe is two comfort foods in one, which makes it perfect for day one million of winter. Enjoy it after a day of playing in the snow. Those parmesan crispers will give you life.
Get the recipe: Delish
Monday: Crispy bean and cheese burritos
If you're looking for an easy Meatless Monday recipe that kids will love, this is it. Beans are a great source of plant-based protein, and what's tastier than a crispy burrito? Ready in about 25 minutes.
Get the recipe: Six Sisters' Stuff
Tuesday: Instant-Pot baked ziti
It's all the deliciousness of a baked ziti without all the work. Kids will love the cheesy pasta, and you'll love that it's ready in 25 minutes in your Instant Pot.
Get the recipe: Lauren's Latest
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Wednesday: Sheet-pan teriyaki salmon and veggies
Take a break from carbs and cheese with this delicious sheet-pan recipe. It's ready in half an hour, packed full of veggies, and so flavourful.
Get the recipe: Gimme Delicious
Thursday: Slow-cooker chicken, broccoli and rice casserole
There's nothing like a good casserole to give you the kick you need to get through the rest of the week. This one is so cheesy and yummy, and super easy to make. There's also a 30-minute stove-top version if you, you know, forgot to put the ingredients in the slow cooker (it happens).
Get the recipe: Kristine's Kitchen Blog
Friday: Veggie-packed pizza rolls
FRI-YAY! Celebrate the end of the week with a kid favourite. But these pizza rolls are also packed with nine different types of veggies. Kids will love dipping them, and so will you, TBH.
Get the recipe: Super Healthy Kids
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