If you have growing children in the family, it is very important to have nutritious meals in their diet. Kids need many basic nutrients at this age when their bodies are growing and need a constant supply of vitamins and nutrients. Thus, the five basic nutrients required for a growing body are, proteins, minerals, fats, vitamins, and water. Thus being a parent, your responsibility towards your child is to take care of his/her eating habits and providing them all they need.
Easy Nutritious Meals
Children are very irresponsible when it comes to eating habits. They love to eat the things that they shouldn’t be eating and dislike the healthy ones. If you have a growing child like this, the following list is the best way out of this problem. You can categorize these meals into three for all three meals in the day and also have healthy snacks to accompany them.
Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, make sure, your kids eat all the possible healthy foods needed by their body. Meals for kids should be the most filling and healthy with all the required nutrients and supplements needed.
Whole grain cereal with skim milk and banana slices.
Scrambled eggs made with skim milk and low fat cheese, whole wheat toast, fruit cup.
Granola bar, low-fat yogurt cup, glass of orange juice.
Oatmeal made with skim milk and mixed with raisins and cinnamon.
Banana, peanut butter onto a bagel.
Toasted English muffin topped with one slice Canadian bacon along with a cheese slice, and a fruit cup.
Breakfast burrito made with egg substitute, diced vegetables, low-fat cheese, and salsa wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.
Omelet made with egg substitute, vegetables, low-fat cheese.
Fruit cobbler with canned fruit, topped with low-fat granola cereal, and a vanilla yogurt.
For Lunch and Dinner
Lunch and dinner are also important meals. These meals keep you energetic through the day and don’t let our body go weak and also provide glucose.
Vegetarian chili with beans, vegetables, and whole wheat noodles.
Whole wheat pita with hummus, turkey slices, cheese slice, and chopped vegetables.
Vegetable beef soup with whole wheat toast and an apple.
Barbecued baked chicken with steamed vegetables and brown rice.
Peanut butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat bread.
Spaghetti with whole wheat noodles, meat sauce and side salad.
Baked potato topped with steamed broccoli or chili with beans, and low-fat cheese.
Roll up black beans, salsa, and mozzarella cheese in a whole wheat tortilla.
Chicken stir-fry with mixed vegetables and served over brown rice.
Tuna casserole with whole wheat noodles, low-fat cottage cheese, and peas
With these nutritious meals for children, I am sure you won’t find it difficult to figure out what to cook for your kids.