Quick and Easy Dishes For Kids
When you've been out with the kids all day, getting their dinner ready can leave you short for time. Lean on our quick and easy dinners specially created for kids, with flavors kids love and quick, easy preparation for you.See Popular Quick and Easy Dishes For Kids Recipes
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Kids are creatures of habit. Until they're not. It can be hair-tearingly frustrating to serve up something they loved yesterday -- like pizza or burgers -- only to have them turn their noses up, literally, and pitch their flatware across the kitchen.
No doubt two little words come to mind when you contemplate what to make for dinner on the day after Thanksgiving: quick and easy. What with all the baking, peeling, roasting, simmering, sauteing, and mashing that you've done in the past week, it's likely both you and your kitchen could use a break. But as sure as the sun will set, here comes dinnertime again.
You know what would really make this the most wonderful time of the year -- more quick and easy dinner recipes. All eyes may be on Christmas, but there are 24 more nights in the month of December that your family will be looking for something to eat. And no doubt, even if you love being in the kitchen, you probably want to save your cooking energies for the fun stuff (Christmas cookies, candy and all those other holiday delights).
Kids can make these easy chicken salad sandwiches in just 15 minutes.
Start the day with a serving of fruits and vegetables with this delicious pancake recipe. Let any leftovers cool, then freeze (in freezer bags) for a quick reheat on busy mornings.
Kids get more excited about eating foods that they help prepare. Let them get involved in assembling and serving this BLT sandwiches.
Use thick bread for these kid-friendly lollipop sandwiches.
At the deli counter ask for the bologna to be cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces by hand rather than with the slicer, or just get a 3 or 4 inch piece to cut yourself.
Kids will love this twist on a traditional ham sandwich.
For a lighter and fresher take on a burger and fries, serve a fruity turkey sandwich with baked potato sticks.
Single-serving macaroni and cheese? Yes, please! Use a muffin pan to create little pasta portions that are ideal for kids or parties.
This five-ingredient one-dish meal can be ready in 20 minutes. The smooth sauce, based on soft-style cream cheese, is quick to make.
Introduce kids to the joy of cooking with an easy recipe they already love: mac and cheese. It's bubbly ready in about 30 minutes.