Healthy Recipes for the Kids and You: 7 Easy and Fast meals under 20 min

Want to make sure your child only eats healthy, fresh and delicious foods every meal but you only have time to cook up some instant noodles or reheat leftover food? We have curated a list of quick and easy recipes just for you and your kids to enjoy!

1. 20-minute Skinny Honey Lemon Chicken

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy – This dish is the epitome of our favourite phrase back when we were kids.

This dish is only sweetened by honey; so you’ll be able to indulge yourself without having to feel guilty for wasting your workout session earlier in the day.

P.S. If you didn’t realise, this is basically the healthier (yet still equally tasty) version of our favourite cai fan’s ‘ning meng ji’!

 

2. 10-minute Kids Friendly Vegan Pasta

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This quick and easy recipe is largely child approved as it has been taste-tested at a daycare center before the author shared the recipe on her blog.

We bet you’ll be feeling very proud when you witness your child’s encounter with his or her first love as they gobble down every single bit of this dish.

 

3. 15-minute Zucchini Mac and Cheese

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Having troubles getting your kids to eat their veggies? This all time favourite mac and cheese recipe will be sure to help you with that as the cheese helps to mask the taste of vegetables that your child fears and dislikes. It tastes just like your favourite sinful mac and cheese but with extra nutrients for both you and your child to enjoy.

Replace zucchini with other types of vegetables if your child loves this!

4. 20-minute Mushroom Stroganoff your kids are sure to enjoy!

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Scrumptious and healthy – what more do you need? Mushrooms are no doubt the only “vegetable” most kids will gladly eat. As parents, we should take advantage of this situation and divert the kids’ attention from wanting to eat fried chicken for dinner.

With the cream pasta sauce made from Greek yoghurt, it simply can’t get any healthier than this!

 

5. 20-minute One Pan Penne with Broccoli

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Broccoli is probably one of the most hated vegetables by kids, yet it is one of the most nutritious vegetables around.

Pasta is, without a doubt, one of kids’ all time favourite (which explains why there are so many pasta dishes on this list). When these two meet on the same plate, it is bound to bring about satisfaction for both the kids and you.

 

6. 30-minute Caramelised Onion and Mushroom Pizza

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Okay this is not exactly within 20 minutes, but to be fair, most of the time required is for the pizza to be baked (and you’re free to do whatever you want while waiting). The preparation time is only 10 mins!

This veggie filled pizza is so good your children might start loving vegetables as much as they love you.

 

7. 30-minute Chicken Burger for the Hungry Soul

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Similar to the Pizza recipe above, the prep time for this is only 10 minutes! The rest of the time is for the patty to sit in the oven.

This healthy burger is packed full with nutrients for all the picky eaters. In fact, they won’t even realise that there are vegetables and will keep asking you for more.

 


Do you face other challenges when preparing meals? Let us know in the comment section down below and we will help you find a way to solve your problem in the next article!

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Iris Har

A food enthusiast. When I'm not eating, I'm thinking of what to eat. If not, I must be sleeping.

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