By Jules Brinkhuis / MrsHabitat
As any working mom, I am juggling loads of different things at the same time and after a long day at work, I don’t want to spend ages in the kitchen. But of course, I want my boys to eat healthily. Here a few ideas from us for some easy meals and snacks. I usually get inspired on the net or by friends and just make the recipes my own by adding different products. The portions below are enough for my two boys of 2 and 5.
Every kid needs Vitamin D, but eel and herring are not necessarily typical kids’ favorites. Thankfully I discovered my boys both love avocado!
Slices of your favorite bread, aim for multigrain or rye bread to get some good fibers in as well – 1 ripe avocado – 1 tsp olive oil – add seasoning (e.g. pepper, chili powder) and garnish (e.g. tomato, spring onion or cress as preferred)
For an easy alternative to the normal quiche dough, try out toast bread. This way there is less work and the quiches can be eaten with the fingers. Super handy!
6 slices of (full grain) sandwich toast – 3 eggs – 20 ml milk – 1 tsp Mascarpone – 150g broccoli – mozzarella or other cheese
Alternative: Pour the mixture in the muffin tin without bread! After 20 min the egg mixture is stable enough stay in shape and can be eaten with the fingers as well.
Pasta always works at ours and for a fun effect and to have an alternative to Bolognese, Tomato sauce, and Co. we make Spaghetti sausages with Spinach.
2 Wiener sausages 100 g spaghetti, frozen Spinach – my boys prefer the one with cream – Parmesan
Sometimes I bake with the kids and sometimes we just decorate the cookies together. One thing is for sure – it will be messy! The cookies have little sugar in them, so I use icing for the extra kick. But if you want to go healthier – leave out the icing and use some sprinkles instead.
350g flour (you can use plain, whole wheat flour or even gluten-free flour – the result is pretty much the same) – 25g sugar – 3g baking powder – 85g butter (softened at room temperature) – 30ml milk – 2,5g vanilla extract For the icing: Icing sugar, lemon, sweets for decoration
For the icing, I use a bit of squeezed lemon (alternative use water) and stir in icing sugar with a bit of food coloring. There are natural, organic, and even vegan options available. A bit of icing goes a long way so don’t make too much. There is hardly any fluid necessary so stir in bit by bit. Decorate the cookies when cooled off with decoration as preferred.
75g sugar, 100ml water, 150g frozen mango pieces, 150g frozen raspberries