3 Amazing Go-To Dinner Recipes Your Kids Will Love

As a mother it is a primary concern that I am able to prepare healthy foods for my children.  Like most of you mothers out there, you realize that it is one of the many challenges you will encounter being a mom.  I consider motherhood as a journey and along the way I discovered that creativity plays a very big role when handling children and food preparation is no exception.

When you are a working mum, the tendency is resort to fast food because of the convenience it offers.  Time is always scarce for you and I feel you.  There are a lot of things to do and accomplish and buying food can indeed provide you a solution.  Of course, you already know about this.  However, most of the time or perhaps often times we tend to forget this because we are always on the run.

Here are my three go-to dinner recipes for kids you might want to consider.

Yummy Fish Sticks

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You will need the following ingredients:

½ cup bread crumbs, dry

½ tsp salt

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp seasoning, preferably lemon-pepper

½ cup flour, all-purpose

1   large egg

¾ lbs cod fillets, cut into strips about 1-inch

Cooking spray, butter-flavored is the best

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a shallow container, combine dry bread crumbs and all your seasonings. Put the flour and beaten egg in separate containers. Dip the fish fillets in the flour for coating. Dip it in egg, and then in the crumb mixture.
  3. Coat your baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the fillets turns golden brown.

Crispy Fried Chicken

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You will need the following ingredients:

1 whole chicken, about 4 lbs, cut into desired sizes

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups flour

1 tsp paprika

Salt

Pepper

2 quarts of cooking oil

 Here’s how you do it:

  1. Prepare the chicken cuts. In a container prepare coating by mixing flour, salt, pepper and paprika to taste.
  2. Put the buttermilk in a bowl. Dip chicken into the bowl.  Do this several times.  Put the chicken in the plastic bag with coating mixture.  Shake the bag until the chicken cuts are all coated.  Put the coated chicken cuts on a tray and cover it with a waxed paper or any substitute.  Leave it until the flour has turned paste-like.
  3. Use a large skillet and fill it with at least 1/2 full cooking oil. Once the oil is very hot, put the coated chicken cuts into the skillet. Wait until the chicken turns brown.
  4. Prepare paper towels to drain your yummy fried chicken.

Mac and Cheese

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You will need the following ingredients:

2 cups elbow noodles

1 ¾ cups milk, can be low-fat, your choice

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Dijon mustard

¼ cup parmesan cheese, shredded

¾ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Cook the elbow noodles for about 4 minutes or until it becomes  tender.
  2. In another pot, pour 1 1/2 cups milk. Bring it to simmer on a medium-high heat. In another container pour the ¼ cup milk, garlic powder, flour, pepper, and salt. Mix it until smooth. Add this to your simmering milk.  Continue to simmer while constantly stirring it.  Wait until the mixture has thickened. Take the pot from the heat.  Combine Parmesan, Cheddar and mustard.  Whisk it until it melts.
  1. Use a strainer so you can drain the noodles and broccoli. Make sure that it is properly drained before adding the cheese sauce. Put it back to your burner to heat on medium-low heat, 1 minute will be enough.

There you go.   I just shared with you tree dishes my kids love.   Hopefully soon, I can share with you some more recipes.

 

 

 

 

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