3 Healthy (& Yummy) Recipes for Kids
When the school year starts, I like to revisit some of my tried-and-true recipes that sneak veggies into my kids’ lunches. These are all pretty easy to make, with or without your kids’ participation, and are healthy and delicious in lunches…or anytime!
Corn, cucumber, and bean salad
This is one I just made the other day. I started with 2-3 cups of frozen corn that I microwaved with a dash of salt until thawed.
I then opened a can of black beans and rinsed them in a strainer.
Diced a medium-sized cucumber…
Tossed the three main ingredients together and then squeezed lots of lime juice in – almost two whole limes worth.
That’s it! Of course, you could add cilantro to the salad or other ingredients, but my kids like it very simple.
Sweet potato muffins
The main attraction in this recipe are two baked sweet potatoes which you can prepare ahead. Justine used honey instead of sugar. She added molasses too, which adds some valuable vitamins and minerals to the mix.
Sesame rice balls
This is definitely the most hands-on recipe and is extremely versatile. The main ingredients are brown rice and sesame seeds for the outside, but you can fill them with anything you like – we used sweet potato, salmon, nori, and cream cheese.
None of these recipes have nuts, and you can surely alter the ingredients if your kids have other health restrictions or preferences. And they pack easily in lunch boxes too.