You’re back from work or a long day of activities, the kids are home from school and you need something fuss-free to whip up to fill their bellies – fast. Fortunately, there are tonnes of easy recipes out there for you to choose from, and which your little ones are certain to enjoy.
So you don’t have to; we’ve gone ahead and selected our favourite post-school meals to make for your children in a snap. Read on…
Pasta with Salmon and Peas
Salmon and peas? Yes please! Mix them in with fun-shaped pasta like fusilli or even tagliatelle (pictured), which requires practically little to no effort to prepare, and you’ve got yourself a wholesome, balanced meal you can make in just under 20 minutes.
This pasta with salmon and peas recipe is great for ensuring your kids make progress toward getting their five-a-day in. It’s also filled with all the nutrient-rich goodness of salmon, perfect for restoring your children’s energy after a long day at school.
This fish pie recipe is a great option to feed very young children, with portions that you can freeze in ramekins to heat up throughout the week. This recipe is sure to be a hit with the rest of your family too.
Packed with veg, cheese and creamy potatoes, this is a warming dish that will quickly satisfy hungry tums. This recipe even uses fish pie mix so you don’t have to make it from scratch. That’s one less thing to worry about when it comes to your dinner prep!
Another easy breezy pasta dish, this family-friendly spaghetti bolognese recipe can be prepared in under an hour, with most of the cook time devoted to ensuring the beef mince cooks sufficiently into that comforting meat sauce kids will enjoy.
This spaghetti bolognese recipe has the perfect blend of onion, garlic, herbs, mushrooms and tomato beef sauce. Even the pickiest eaters will find themselves reaching for seconds.
Chicken and Veg Bowl
This chicken and veg bowl recipe is so easy to put together, extremely filling and as healthy as it is colourful. You can even get your children involved in putting together this dish by having them help with grating the carrots, slicing the red peppers or even just washing the veg for you.
The vegetables featured in this recipe includes edamame beans or peas, sweetcorn, carrots, red peppers, an avocado and a lemon. It’s all served over brown basmati rice with sliced chicken breasts and hoisin sauce for a rainbow dish that ensures your kids get their five-a-day.
Classic toad-in-the-hole is easy to make (and in no time at all) and great for the little ones with simpler palates. It’s also extremely filling and budget-friendly, which gives it even more brownie points in our book.
This toad-in-the-hole recipe uses just a simple batter that’s flavoured with thyme. Pork sausages are fried in sunflower oil until deliciously golden brown, then added to the batter and cooked in the oven for 30 minutes for that perfect crispy, puffy goodness.
Will you be giving any of these recipes a try this week or next?
Until next time…