Quick Dinner Ideas For Kids – A Must Read For All Parents

Quick Dinner Ideas For Kids - A Must Read For All Parents

It is always a challenge to raise kids, especially to make them eat. They can be irregular with their eating. Some kids are choosy at what they like to eat, and some kids just gobble down everything that they see in front of them. Poor parents have to go through a lot of trouble to feed their little ones. So these quick dinner ideas, especially for kids, can help you if you have difficulty in feeding your kids.

We are aware that every parent is concerned with nutrition as well and not just taste. So, we assure you that these recipes are perfectly healthy for your child. These meals are so delicious that you might want to have a bite yourself. So, here are the recipes for quick dinner ideas for your kids for you to cook at home.

Broccoli Tots

Preparing the Broccoli Pieces
Preparing the Broccoli Pieces


  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • 1 (10-oz.) bag frozen broccoli (about three c.), thawed and patted dry
  • Two large eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Heinz Simply Ketchup, for serving


Preheat the oven to 400° before starting. Take a rimmed baking sheet and brush it with oil, then line it with parchment paper. Brush the parchment paper with oil as well. Dry the broccoli and chop it very finely or use a food processor to chop it finely. Scrape the cut pieces of broccoli into a medium bowl and stir in egg, panko, cheddar, Parmesan, and garlic powder. Then sprinkle some salt in it to your taste.

After that, take a tablespoon broccoli mixture and press into a tater tot shape using lightly dampened hands. Then keep it in the prepared baking sheet. Do the same with the remaining broccoli mixture, and mind that it is evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet. Then bake it till it turns golden and crispy, after about 20 minutes. Remove it from oven and serve warm with ketchup.

Coconut-Chicken Tenders

Coconut Chicken Tenders
Coconut Chicken Tenders


Cooking spray
3 c. packed sweetened shredded coconut
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Two large eggs
1 lb. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
Heinz Simply Ketchup, for serving


Preheat oven to 425° before starting. Then grease the two rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a shallow bowl toss the coconut with oil and in another shallow bowl, whisk eggs until it is beaten well. In a medium bowl, put seasoned chicken with a half teaspoon of salt. Mix it to coat evenly with the flour. Dip each chicken piece in the bowl containing egg and let the excess drip off. Then roll in coconut, pressing it in with your fingers.
After that, transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheets and keep it in an even single layer. Then bake it for about 12 to 15 minutes, mainly until it turns golden.
Finally, you can serve it warm with Heinz Simply Ketchup.

These were some of the quick dinner ideas for your kids. Your kids will love these dishes, and at the same time, you will have fun making it for your children.

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