Hey mama! I don’t know about you but my girls are pretty picky eaters. At the end of dinner I often find plates still filled with the food I put on them. So, I knew I had to adapt my way of cooking, and make it something my girls -and husband- would want to eat. So I thought I would share some dinner recipes that our kids will actually eat. They are quick and easy, and some you can even make with your kids.
Make Your Own Pizza: You’ll need dough, marinara sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and any other toppings your kids might like (Buy your dough at your local grocer -or Trader Joe’s has some really good stuff.) Have your kids help you roll out the dough, spread the sauce, and sprinkle the cheese, you can even make a fun face with the pepperoni.
Panned Sausage and Veggies: Preheat Oven to 400 degrees. Cut up precooked sausage sausage and veggies that your kids like (ours are picky with this so we usually use sweet potatoes and green beans). Place these items on a greased baking pan, add some salt, and drizzle olive oil on top of the veggies and sausages. Cook for 15 minutes, remove from oven flip over and mix around items, place back it the oven for 10-20 minutes till veggies are cooked.
Ravioli Bake: You’ll need: frozen ravioli, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. Preheat oven to 400. Place a small amount of sauce at bottom of 9×13 pan, place frozen ravioli on top of sauce, add sauce and mozzarella cheese on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes
Pigs In a Blanket: You’ll need mini hot dogs and a crescent roll package. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Open a crescent roll package and cut dough into strips, wrap strips around mini hot dogs. Grease the baking sheet, place pigs in a blanket on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 8-12 minutes.
Spaghetti: This is easy, and I’m sure you already make this. You’ll need noodles, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese. Cook noodles, drain water, and add sauce. Top with parmesan cheese. We also love serving this with rolls.
I hope these give you good ideas for successful dinner eating, and I hope your kids love these dinners as much as I do. And if they don’t still know that you are doing your best and trying. Sending you a big hug from Arizona.
Alyssa Dawson is a wife to a dentist, a mom to 2 girls, and a lover of anything chocolate. She loves to crochet, is an avid Office quoter, and loves spending time with her family.
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