By - Charming_Cod_7846
If you are on instagram, there is a wonderful mom that posts meal ideas and also offers classes and support.. her account is kids.eat.in.color ..she also has a website kidseatincolor.com .. start your own family cookbook and binder to keep track of the recipes you learn and love.. I hope this helps some.
Thank you so much!
Chicken is always a hit.
An easy trick I like to do is buy Italian salad dressing when chicken is on sale and I have the money. I’ll buy a few packs, divide it up into ziploc bags and pour some Italian salad dresses into it as marinade. I freeze the baggies so when I take them out to cook they’re already marinaded and I can just toss them in a pan in the over (375 for 40 min).
so specific recipes i do may not be considered "healthy" but in terms of cooking methods, i have people who rave about their instapots. i am not independently wealthy so i never got one and i also hear they can be difficult to clean. what i DO have, is a good solid crockpot and Reynold's crockpot liners so that clean up is easier.
I second the crockpot and liners!! 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and a 16 oz jar of salsa on low for about 7 hours makes great pulled chicken!! Friends doctor it up with cumin and other spices, but I don’t.
I did buy an insta pot! It’s wonderful and I have an air fryer but because of our new home my kitchen is very very small. Not a lot of space
Are you able to afford something like HelloFresh? They send meal kits and recipes weekly. While after a while it isn't the most cost-effective, it's good for those starting out who have never tried a few different new things before.
I bought a house that I can't move into yet, so I sent my 22 y/o son to caretake it for me. In the meantime, I am having HelloFresh sent to him. He has made more recipes than ever before and has gained quite a bit of confidence. I told him the goal was to learn a few new things, identify what we like best, and then quit the service- knowing what we like to shop for and knowing what we have time to make. Just a thought :)
I used this website when learning to cook. There's so many kid friendly options as well and most take less than 30 minutes to prepare.[hello fresh recipes](https://insanelygoodrecipes.com/hello-fresh-recipes/)
Roasted or sautéed veggies are easy. Try a variety and make your kids take at least 1-2 bites of everything to expose them to more tastes and textures.
A roasted whole chicken takes about 1.5-2 hrs altogether but the prep is pretty quick and easy and usually kiddos love it. And I love bacon-wrapped pork loin as a quick and easy meat source.
I've also done a thing where I take tortillas, spray them with Pam, bake them for a few minutes while you toss chicken in oil and herbs (whatever tastes good to you, but I really like garlic, basil, thyme, sage... earthy stuff) then sprinkle that and feta on the tortillas on the tortillas and stick them back in the oven for a few minutes while you toss fresh zucchini (either sliced or ribboned) in the herbs. When the "pizzas" come out of the oven, toss the zucchini on... my boys love it and it's quick and easy. Plus it's a great use of leftover chicken from the whole roasted chicken.
Casseroles, you can put a ton of veggies in it and if its in the oven you can do other stuff.
Onepot dishes can be also really easy, quick to make, maybe your little one can put something in the pot-fun and convenient at the same time.
I did buy an insta pot and I love it! Works wonderful