5 Delicious and Healthy Meals for Kids

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This hub will take you through the entire day with healthy meals for your family. It includes breakfast, a snack or light lunch, a packed lunch, and after-school snack and an evening meal.

Also included are guidelines on whether meals are suitable for young children or those with allergies, and suggestions on how to adapt the meals to suit babies.

Cook 3 apples and a cup of water for five minutes
Cook 3 apples and a cup of water for five minutes
Add 2 cups of rolled oats
Add 2 cups of rolled oats
Cook the mixture for about 3 minutes, then serve.
Cook the mixture for about 3 minutes, then serve.

Who can eat it?

Anyone can, although people with celiac disease need to exercise care as some oats may be contaminated with other cereals, and may not be suitable for those with extreme sensitivity. Babies from 6 months can eat oats, though you might want to puree theirs.

Why is it healthy?

Oats are an excellent source of soluble fiber, which reduces cholesterol, and some studies suggest they could have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body so helping conditions such as asthma.

Apples contain vitamin A and C and are also high in fiber, and some studies suggest they protect against some cancers, and could also protect against asthma.

Breakfast - Fruity porridge

In Scotland we like to start the day with porridge, known in the States as oatmeal. On its own, some children find porridge a little dull, so in this recipe I’ve pepped it up with fruit.

Here’s what you need to make enough for 2 adults and 2 children:

Peel and finely chop 2 - 3 apples (How much you use is up to you, there are no hard and fast rules.)

Place apples in a pan with a cup of water.

Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon

Bring to the boil and simmer till the apples are soft – this will only take about five minutes.

Mash the apples lightly with a fork. (See the top photo to the right to see how they will look.)

Add two cups of rolled oats and mix well with the apples. (See middle photo on the right.)

Bring back to the boil and then simmer for around 3 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid it sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add more water if it gets too thick.

You can serve the porridge on its own as in the photo, or with yogurt or milk. I prefer mine with yogurt, but my daughters like theirs without.

Alternatives:

Try different combinations of fruit, using fresh, dried or frozen, or a mixture.

Cook the following fruits first in the same way as the apple above:

Chopped pears.

A handful of dried cranberries, and two tablespoons of blueberries (fresh or frozen.) The blueberries will make the porridge go purple, which your kids might love!

The following fruits are best added after you have cooked the porridge on its own:

Raisins and cinnamon

Chopped banana.

Arrange the vegetable sticks
Arrange the vegetable sticks
Add some dip
Add some dip

Who Can Eat It?

As soon as babies can eat finger food they can nibble peppers, zucchini (courgette) and cucumber, but celery is stringy and could cause them to choke, so leave it till you little one is older. Some sources also say raw carrots shouldn’t be given to very small children, so use your discretion. If you wish, you could include lightly cooked carrots and sweet potato sticks.

The first two dips are suitable for babies, so long as they are not lactose intolerant, but hummus is not suitable for very young children because of the sesame seeds.

If you use a purchased dip it may not be suitable for very young children, and be careful of salt levels.

Why is it healthy?

All those vegetables!

A Light Lunch or Snack – Raw Vegetable Sticks with Dip

Here’s what you need:

A selection of vegetables.

Choose from:

Carrots, cucumber, celery, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes or other vegetables. Experiment with different veggies, you may even enjoy sweet potato or zucchini/courgette raw.

A dip: either home made (suggestions below) or purchased

For each person, allow enough vegetables to make at least 2 portions of vegetables. (For adults this is around 80 grams or half a cup, a child of one would eat about a quarter of the adult portion, with portion size gradually increasing until age 10, when adult quantities apply.)

Optional: mini pittas or other bread.

Here’s what you do:

Chop the vegetables into sticks.

Arrange the vegetable sticks on each person’s plate and with a dollop of dip in the centre. If your children have a face plate like the one in the photo opposite, then place the dip in the middle and they have fun uncovering the face as they eat!

Ideas for dips:

A cup (0.25 litre) of plain whole-milk yogurt, with a sprinkling of your favourite herbs. You can also add a tablespoon of olive oil.

One avocado mashed with juice of half a lemon and a little water to make a dipping consistency.

Hummus:

100 grams/8 oz/half a cup chick peas (garbanzo beans, soaked overnight)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

a garlic clove

juice of half a lemon

2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste)

water

Wash the chick peas/garbanzo beans and either boil for 1 ½ to 2 hours, or cook in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes.

Allow the beans to cool, and then drain, keeping the cooking liquid.

Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, with a little cooking liquid and blend until smooth, adding more liquid if needed to make a dipping consistency.

Grate one carrot and a small amount of cheese
Grate one carrot and a small amount of cheese
And add a dollop of yogurt and mix together.
And add a dollop of yogurt and mix together.
Fill pitta bread with the mixture
Fill pitta bread with the mixture
Perfect for a lunch box
Perfect for a lunch box

A Healthy and Unusual Packed Lunch

For each lunch box you will need:

One medium sized carrot, grated

A handful of grated cheese

2 teaspoons of plain yogurt

A small wholemeal pitta pocket

An apple

A carton of juice

A yogurt of your child’s choice

Here’s what to do:

Mix the grated carrot and cheese

Add the plain yogurt

Mix together

Choose a pitta pocket that is quite puffy

Cut pitta pocket in half

Gently open it with a eating knife (if the pitta pocket is stuck together it will tear when you try to open it)

Spoon carrot and cheese mixture into the pitta pockets

Place in a container

Put everything into lunchbox!

Who can eat it?

This recipe is not suitable for those with celiac disease or lactose intolerance, nor is it suitable for babies, although older babies could eat the grated carrot and cheese.

Why is it healthy?

The grated carrot provides a portion of vegetables for your child, and the apple a portion of fruit. Cheese and yogurt contain calcium for healthy bones, and wholemeal pitta bread contains lots of fiber.

Measure out 3 tablespoons of corn.
Measure out 3 tablespoons of corn.
Place on tablespoon of oil in a pot.
Place on tablespoon of oil in a pot.
While the corn is popping be sure to keep the pot lid on.
While the corn is popping be sure to keep the pot lid on.
Those few grains in the top picture become all this!
Those few grains in the top picture become all this!

An After-School Snack – Homemade Popcorn


You will need:

3 tablespoons of popping corn

1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

Mixed herbs (optional)

Here’s what you do:

Place oil and corn into a pot

Cook on the hob/stove top at a medium heat

Shake the pan occasionally to prevent sticking

Be sure to keep the lid on until all popping has stopped

Pour the corn into a bowl and add some herbs

Who can eat it?

Anyone from 4 up. Hubber Sue B. emailed me to say that popcorn is considered a choking hazard for children under 4. While homemade popcorn is considerably softer than commercial popcorn, it would be sensible to save this for school aged children. (Thank you for the information Sue B.)

Why is it healthy?

Unlike packaged popcorn, which are usually laden with salt or sugar, this corn has no sugar or salt added. The corn is wholegrain, so giving a slower and more sustained release of energy than snacks such as candy bars.


Chop onions and crush gariic
Chop onions and crush gariic
Saute onions and garlic
Saute onions and garlic
Slice and peel squash
Slice and peel squash
Add Chopped squash and sauté
Add Chopped squash and sauté
Add rice and stir to coat with oil/butter.
Add rice and stir to coat with oil/butter.
Add a liter of water and some herbs.
Add a liter of water and some herbs.
Add green beans and more water.
Add green beans and more water.
Top with grated cheese and sunflower seeds.
Top with grated cheese and sunflower seeds.

Dinner – Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto

Serves 4 - 6 depending on size and hunger!

Here’s what you will need:

2 onions

1 – 2 cloves of garlic

3 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons of oil and one of butter

1 butternut squash

225 grams/8 oz/1 cup of Arborio rice

1 – 2 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs

225 grams/8 oz/2 cups green beans (please note I’m not sure of this conversion to cups, it may require more). The beans can be fresh or frozen

170 grams/6 oz/2 cups grated cheese

3 – 4 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds or flaked almonds

Boiled water

Here’s what you do:

First, put the butternut squash in a large casserole pot with a little boiling water, put the lid on firmly and leave it to boil for a few minutes while to you start preparing the rest. This will soften the skin and make it much easier to peel.

Peel and chop the onion.

Peel and crush the garlic.

Wash the rice.

Now remove the squash from the pan, and leave it to cool enough to handle. Tip away the water.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in the pot and gently cook the onions until lightly colored. (See the second photo on the right.)

Meanwhile cut the squash in half lengthways and then into slices about 2 cm wide (as shown in the third photo on the right). This makes it very easy to remove the seeds and to peel the squash.

Chop the squash into small chunks, and add to the onion. Cook for a 2 – 3 minutes.

Add the extra oil or butter and the rice. Stir until all the rice is coated with oil or butter.

Add one liter of water and the herbs, stir, and then leave to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more water if needed.

Add the green beans, stirring to mix them through, and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the beans are thoroughly warmed if using frozen beans.

Serve with a handful of grated cheese and sunflower seeds on top.

Alternately, you can mix the cheese into the risotto before serving.

Who can eat it?

Before adding cheese and seeds, this recipe is suitable for everyone, though you would need to puree it for younger babies (6 months +) and may want to omit the green beans.

Why is it healthy?

Butternut squash is low in fat, high in fiber, potassium, vitamin A and folate and contains magnesium, a mineral that helps calcium absorption. Onions and garlic both help protect against viruses and inflammation. Rice is a good source of vitamin B1.

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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

I love these ideas they are great. As a mother I am always looking for healthy snacks for my son, especially for his school lunchbox.

I shall try out your risotto recipe, and the porridge with apple and cinnamon would be a hit in my house!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Emma,

The risotto is a big favourite in our house so hope you enjoy it too. Glad you enjoyed the hub, and good to meet you.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awesome hub! Yummy photos! If you didn't live so far away I'd come over to your house for meals, unless there is an age limit:)) Voted way UP!!


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fordie 4 years ago from China

Great ideas. I can see fruity porridge becoming a big hit with my 2


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

OH MY GOSH- I love this! I'm totally going to give these a try. I mean... I might not be a kid, but I love to eat like one, and these meals just look great! I especially want to give the pita one a try. Oh, and the fruity oatmeal would be fun, too! Heck, these are ALL fantastic!


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Mrs. Menagerie 4 years ago from The Zoo

This is great! Thank you for these great ideas!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Sunshine,

Come on over, there’s no age limit on these meals, they are for all the family! I believe in families eating together. But if you can’t make it I’ll send you some virtual porridge!

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

HI fordie, thanks for your comment, and hope you kids enjoy the porridge.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Simone,

Nobody is ever too old for these meals and I have a feeling you’d enjoy the purple blueberry oatmeal! Thanks for your comment.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you, Mrs Menagerie!


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Maren Morgan M-T 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Great photos! I will try your last recipe!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

YAY for Hub Of The Day! I'll take some virtual porridge now!:)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Maren, thanks for commenting an hope you enjoy the risotto.

Hi Linda, Virtual porridge coming up. (Let’s hope it doesn’t clog the internet.)


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

No wonder this made Hub of the Day! Congrats! :)


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bellartdesigns 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Congrats on Hub of the Day! Thanks for posting the pictures alongside the directions; it always helps me to have a visual – that way I know if I am on the right track. I am making your risotto recipe tonight for dinner. I hope it's a hit - and...if it isn't, then there is more for me!


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

These are great meals and they seem easy enough to make. I want to try the butternut squash risotto--it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the Hub of the Day!!


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catalystsnstars 4 years ago from Land of Nod

I like the photos, it really puts it all into perspective and of course lets me see how tasty the dishes really are. We are vegetarians, my two year old daughter included so it's good to see meals that she could eat that don't contain meat and look fun.

I also like that everything is from scratch, right down to the popcorn, and it all looks very natural and homey, right down to your utensils. :). Thanks a bunch, and i'll peruse your other hubs.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks RTalloni.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks belleartdesigns, and glad you find the pictures useful. Hope you all enjoy the risotto.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi PM, Ease of cooking is a must with kids I think. My 12 year old actually showed me how to do the popcorn! The risotto is my favourite, and much as I love squash the peeling of it used to drive me nuts until I hit upon softening the skin first. Hope your kids enjoy it.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi catalystsnstars,

Apart from my husband, we are also vegetarian, which is why these are veggie meals - I don’t know how to cook meat! Even my husband likes the risotto, and I’ve served it to many friends.

Thanks for your comment.


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

Great ideas! I will have a carrot and cheese pita pocket myself one of these days. They look delicious. I am also fascinated by the multi-colored popping corn in the photo, I wonder where I could get those?....


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Congrats on having the Hub of the Day! These all look great. I love risotto and I still have a bunch of butternut squash left from my garden so I may just try that one soon. Thanks for the tip on peeling the squash. I always find that a challenge.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Congratulations on Hub of the Day!!!

These meals look great. What a wonderful assortment too. I can't decide which one is my favorite, but I do like pitas. Great job Melovy!

voted up! :)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Claudia Tello, and thanks for your comment. The corn we used is from a company called Zaramamas and is non-gmo. It is a British company, but the corn is also available in few other countries. Not Mexico, but maybe their site would give you some idea of what to look for. http://www.zaramama.com/


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Deborah, and thank you for the congrats. How lovely to have squash in your garden! I also used to find the peeling quite a challenge - you’ll probably find your time peeling the squash is about halved now.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Missolive, Thanks for the congrats, and the vote up! I’m beginning to spot that it’s pita in the US, as you’re the second person to do so - we write pitta in the UK!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Great ideas, fab, fun and colorful photos, delicious and nutritious recipes all presented in an easy to follow format make this hub thoroughly worthy of the "Hub of the Day" accolade!

Congrats on a job well done. The face plate laden with veggies is adorable and a great way to capture kids' attention and encourage them to eat crisp raw veggies.

Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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wonderingwoolley 4 years ago from Madison, WI

These are really great ideas, not only for kids, but for the young at heart. I really love that you included pictures, which makes everything easier to do, because I can match mine with yours. Thanks so much for sharing these ideas, and congrats on being The Hub of the Day!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Happyboomernurse,

Thanks very much for your comment. Glad you like it, and thanks for the voted up and feedback!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi wonderingwoolley,

Thanks for your comment and congrats. You got it exactly why I include so many pictures, though it makes cooking in our house very strange these days!


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Hub of the Day! Congrats. Melovy, I could eat each and every one of these recipes and be a happy woman. Your photos are great, too.


SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

I am going to try the Risotto! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes! And congratulations on being hub of the day! Also, the photos are very helpful. I love to cook and although my hubs are about different things I am considering adding some cooking hubs, too! God bless!


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Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

This is great! These sound like really good meals for the kids (and us as well.) I make a variety of things but am always on the lookout for new ideas and these are great ideas. Nice and easy too :)


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plussize-lingerie 4 years ago from UK

I love the look of some of these, but sadly don't see my kids eating them. There is some resistance to butternut squash in this household for some reason. Still, bookmarked in the forlorn hope I can be proved wrong.


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Swetankraj 4 years ago from India

Those are great! Thanks for this hub, as my mother stays less in home i have to care my younger brother. These recipe with good picture informative pattern help me a lot to feed in evening to my brother. Thanks really helped me a lot.


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beccas90 4 years ago from New York

Adding some of these ingredients to foods kids do like can disguise them - flavor and texture - and achieve the same purpose. Great source of information for anybody wanting to serve healthy foods to kids - and in this age sugar-laden processed foods they're needed.


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hypnosis4u2 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Love the photos for instructions. These definitely look good to eat.


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Pinkchic18 4 years ago from Minnesota

I want to try your apple porridge recipe! That looks pretty tasty, plus healthy, plus easy! I love all those things :) Thank you for sharing all these ideas!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Sinea, hope you enjoy them all, and thanks for the congrats glad you like the photo.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

TransferAmerica,

Thanks.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

HI Dawn Conklin, NIce and easy it the key word here! Thanks for your comment!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

plussize-lingerie, Perhaps if you mash the squash your kids will like it better, one of my girls likes it that ways. Hope you enjoy it anyway, and thanks for your comment.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

interesting looking recipes...squash is a big hit at our house...will need to give this a try for sure...am always looking for new ideas to present old favs as my grandson is somewhat pickie...thank you for sharing this..hopefully i can use these new ways to entice him to try something new.


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ForLoveofCupcakes 4 years ago from Chicago

Great hub and congrats on the accolade! I am definitely pinning this - I have had my feelers out for children meals and snacks for a while now. I love how this includes recipes. Thanks!!

Also, new follower and voted up!


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Juliek958 4 years ago from Norman, Oklahoma

I'm stealing the butternut squash/green bean risotto for myself! I have issues with high blood pressure and am always on the lookout for recipes with veggies and low salt. This sounds awesome. Thanks so much! I think I will go check out more of your hubs now!


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100ktrainer 4 years ago from Michigan

Wow these are some great meals... thumbs up!


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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

Great hub for obvious reasons. I love the amount of fruits, vegetables and grains you include.


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xethonxq 4 years ago

Excellent ideas...we should have one of these hubs weekly so we can all benefit from the great ideas!!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I am just back from the fruity porridge, yum yum...oops, was it for kids?! It all sounds great!


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ginanator 4 years ago

These look VERY yummy! The risotto is something I would definitely try, especially because of the low fat content! Thank you for new ideas! As a stay at home mom and wife, I'm always looking for new and exciting dishes to cook!


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freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

I enjoyed your hub congratulations ! its always fun trying to come up with new food ideas . I have a few hubs on food like Garlic Prawns, Cooking a roast buy this is really well done.


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LoriSoard 4 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

The fruity porridge sounds yummy. Going to try that one. We often eat popcorn as a snack. Instead of using butter, we pour just a small amount of canola oil (1/4 teaspoon or so), salt and it is delicious.


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davenstan 4 years ago

I am not sure about how my daughter will like this but I sure will. Great stuff for the whole family. Thumbs up!


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HistoryProdigy 4 years ago from North Carolina

I am making the porridge tomorrow morning, I can't wait, I'm going to make it now.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Wow, this is a great hub. Very detailed and love all the photos. It is beneficial for kids to eat healthy from the start so they don't get addicted to junk. I love your recipes for dips. I never eat dip because of all that salt, but i will have to give your ideas a try.


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thearbiter0808 4 years ago

I will try this, not to cook for the kids, I don't have one yet, but to satisfy my cravings. These look very delicious!


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Yoridale 4 years ago

Very nice ideas with nice photos. Surely kids would love it!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks to everyone who has commented and for your congratulations. I appreciate all comments (well except the spam one I received. But even then, since it’s the very first spam comment I’ve had on HP, maybe it means my writing is now reaching a wider audience so I appreciate even it!

I hope you all enjoy making and eating the meals - and that includes the adults!

Please also note, it was drawn to my attention by Hubber Sue B., that popcorn is considered a choking hazard for children under 4, so use this recipe for school age children only.


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Carolines Kitchen 4 years ago from Oregon

Great ideas and well written! I am very visually oriented and the pictures are wonderful!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub and so very useful.

Here's to many more to share on here.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Eddy. Best to you.


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blogallaboutit 4 years ago

Thanks for the great post!My daughter has a thyroid condition, and I am always looking for new ideas when it comes to preparing her meals.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Awesome ideas and I love the pictures! Voted up and useful!

Lisa


swayaminfotech 4 years ago

It includes breakfast, a snack or light lunch, a packed lunch, and after-school snack and an evening meal.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Blogallaboutit,

Thanks for your comment and hope you and your daughter enjoy the meals.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Rusticliving, Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the comment and vote up!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

SwayaminfotechYes, that’s right, thank you.


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Melovy, this is such a delightful hub. I am not a kid anymore but I would love to try these... :) But speaking of kids, I am going to suggest this to our preschool esp. as activities for nutrition month! Thank you! :)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi ripplemaker,

Involving preschoolers is such great idea. They would probably enjoy helping to make the meals. (Be sure to remember the advice from Sue B about no popcorn for under 4s.) And kids and adults alike are welcome to try any of the meals! I totally believe in family meals. Thanks so much for your comment


Skye 4 years ago

melovy Wow what a great hub you have written. It is organized and lovely. You have a gift in writing sister. Keep on you will get loads of fans. I am excited to try the oatmeal for my grandson. I love oatmeal so this is a great idea. Thanks for telling us how to cook the fruit. Cooking is not my favorite thing to do. I love step by step directions. I will keep you posted on the results. Thanks and God Bless you and yours. Hugs to you melovy

I joined your rank of fans (-;


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Skye, and I hope you and your grandson enjoy the fruity oatmeal. And do let me know how it goes!

Thanks also for following me!


SparrowMinistries 4 years ago

I made the Risotto. It was good!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi SparrowMinistries, How wonderful! Thanks very much for letting everyone know!


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doodlelounge 4 years ago from UK

Hi, great hub. I have a background in wellbeing, health and fitness and it is so refreshing to see someone make such fun out of cooking for the family. Food doesn't have to be a battle and I am sure your kids pick up terrific habits along the way. In my opinion those habits are invaluable in the long term. will try out the porridge recipe, as that is one of the things my kids haven't tried yet! Kirsten


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Kirsten,

Nice to meet you and thanks so much for your lovely comment. Actually the fruity porridge recipe came about because my older daughter went off porridge for a while and then started eating it at the farmer’s market from a stall that did porridge with apple and toffee or various other flavours. I decided to see what I could come up with for her to enjoy. Hope your kids enjoy it.


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Botwin Allison 4 years ago from Miami

I'm all in for healthy nutritious foods and I strongly believe that we all should eat more veggies!Your recipe is awesome.Hope my young one will appreciate it as I did.


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LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

Love it! I think some of the best kid-friendly meals are inspired by the interesting combinations kids think of. Looking forward to trying some of these with my children. Will be fun to see where the recipes end up!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Laura,

I agree - if kids think up the combinations they are more likely to eat them. Hope you and your family enjoy the recipes - let me know how it goes!

Thanks very much for your comment.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Just stopping by again to let you know that Homesteadbound is using this hub as an example in her new hub, "So You Want Your Hub to be Selected as Hub of the Day."


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

HI Happyboomernurse, Thanks very much for that!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

These are great ideas. I plan to try the pita pocket and butternut squash/green bean risotto. The squash isn't available here, but fresh pumpkin is easy to find and would make a good substitute, I hope. I'll let you know!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

vespawoolf, pumpkin would work fine too, I’m think and yes do come back and let me know how it goes! Thanks for your comment.


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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

My mom gave me a butternut squash two weeks ago but I haven't found a good recipe yet. Your recipe on Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto sounds delicious. I will give it a try.

I love the pictures. Great hub!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK Author

Hi Kittyjj,

I hope you enjoy the squash risotto. I love squash. Thanks for your comment.


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seigfried23 14 months ago

Wow - these are quite the health breakfast meals for kids. Not sure how much success I'd have in getting my little ones to actually chow down on fruity porridge - but it's worth a shot lol.

http://hubpages.com/food/6-Delicious-and-Healthy-B...

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