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I always have problems finding dinners to make for just me and my 4year old son

  1. kristen39 profile image59
    kristen39posted 5 years ago

    I always have problems finding dinners to make for just me and my 4year old son

    every weekend my fiancee closes restaurant 4 days every week which leaves me and son to eat lunch,and dinners pizza,spagettii,chicken,but after awhile you get tired of the same things.so just wondering what can we make if I can get some feed back.i would be very greatiful if any parents can give me a good healthy and easy meals to prepare

  2. Femina Vox Vocis profile image60
    Femina Vox Vocisposted 5 years ago

    Do you work too? You can find simple recipes in the net.

    1. kristen39 profile image59
      kristen39posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      no im a stay at home mom til i finish school.yeah i found some on the net but sometimes i can't get on all the time with a 4 year old son running  around

    2. Femina Vox Vocis profile image60
      Femina Vox Vocisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you need someone with you in your house. A sister or a cousin that will help you look after your son. This is not for long term. Your son will eventually grow up. That is if it's okay with you and your husband.

  3. We Solved It profile image74
    We Solved Itposted 5 years ago

    Check out our hub: http://wesolvedit.hubpages.com/hub/QUIC … SOLUTIONS.  The key to making healthy meals for you is to make them fast, affordable, easy to make since you do have a 4 year-old running round and you don't have time to do complicated meals.  This particular meal is healthy in that the fish is not breaded.  And it is fast.   Rethink how you do spaghetti... instead of pasta cook spaghetti squash or use the pre-bagged broccoli slaw and cook that instead of noodles for a twist/change.  You both get an extra dose of veggies this way.  Or if you have pasta, change the shape of your noodles (rotini or rotelle curly) and instead of marinara sauce, try cream of broccoli soup and add some left over chicken shredded from the night before. 

    Your son will think it's cool to have the curly noodles and ooh - green slimy goo on them, but you know it's puree'd broccoli and so he's getting his greens.   Make his salads into happy faces - lettuce hair, tomato slice as a mouth and eyes from mushrooms or cucumbers or other veggies... now you have him eating salad.

    Rethink the baked potato - they cook in the microwave 6 minutes on high (be sure to stab them with a fork after you clean them to let steam escape) and pack that potato with plenty of veggies and salsa for a fast meal.  You can make baby red potatoes in less time 2-3 min. for his tiny appetite - cute and fun. 

    Tons of options available, you just need to think outside the normal parameters for how you think about dinner.  Nothing is wrong with breakast for dinner either, a fresh veggie egg scramble is fast, nutritious and delicious - protein and healthy veggies all in one.

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    richard alburoposted 5 years ago
 
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