kid friendly dinner idea?

@tcolwell (138)
February 4, 2008 12:54pm CST
What is something quick, easy, and healthy that I can make for dinner. I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old. Thanks. It's hard to find healthy easy meals that are pleasing to both adults and kids at the same time
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
4 Feb 08
we tend to eat a lot of pasta just because it is cheap and everyone likes it. we have it with chicken sometimes or hamburger. my kids also love potatoe wedges (i cook them like french fries - and they are easy for little hands to pick up!)
@tcolwell (138)
4 Feb 08
we eat a lot of pasta too. It's my son's favorite. How exactly do you do the wedges? In the oven? I never know what temp or for how long to cook stuff.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
4 Feb 08
i generally put a little bit of oil in the bottom of the cookie sheet, cook them for about 45 min on about 345 (my oven gets pretty hot - you will need to adjust it to yours) i serve them with any type of meat too mmmmmmmmm mac and cheese!!
• United States
6 Feb 08
When I am in a real rush, I actually make breakfast for dinner. My son loves it and so does my husband. I put about 10 to 12 eggs in a bowl, scrabble them really well, add about 1/2 cup cheese, some pre cooked saugage, hashbrown(which i actually use tator tots for my hashbrowns)put in a casserole dis throw it in the oven until the eggs are fully cooked. Add another cup of cheese on top. Warm up some flour or if you prefer wheat tortillas. Then bam! Breakfast Burritos! It's healthy and its fast!
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
4 Feb 08
i have not tried it with my kid yet, but i will soon try, How about macaroni with hotdogs in it baked in the oven with cheese on top! lol mm that sounds good. I serve her a lot of alternative foods because she wont eat most veggies or meats! she will eat ham, and hotdogs for meats, and so far banana' and oranges for fruit. Sometimes carrots, but mostly only potatoes, IN the form of fries.. and sometimes mashed if i add lots of ketcup on the top lol. PICKY EATERS suck!
@dani27 (546)
• United States
4 Feb 08
There is a cook book called deceptively delicious by Jessica Seinfield. I does take time but if you spend one day cooking the vegetables and then freeze them, then the meals won't take long at all.
@lightningd (1042)
• United States
4 Feb 08
One of our standby quick meals is sloppy joes and macaroni and cheese. It's quick, and easy, and it's actually healthy. I never use less than 93% lean hamburger, but that's just my quirk... I figure buying 80% lean for every 10 pounds I purchase, I've paid for 2 pounds of FAT!!! which isn't healthy. Not to mention kind of gross when you think about it. I made the switch to leaner meat about 5 years ago, and I have noticed that it has made a difference in my complexion and hair. It's also made a difference in my teen son's complexion. Hope that helps!!