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6 Hand Held Kids Meals That Parents Will Love Too

Kids are very tactile, and when it comes to food, they love nothing more than getting their hands dirty.

And why not? If it encourages them to eat a healthy dinner or try new things, we are always up for that.

Tortilla Nacho CupsSix kid-approved dinners that adults and little ones will enjoy eating with their hands.

So why not get the little ones in the kitchen to give you a hand putting these meals together?

1. Home Made Fish Fingers

Kids Meals

The kids will think they’ve won the lottery when you serve up Fish Fingers. But unlike the commercial fish fingers these have just a handful of ingredients and are low in sodium.

Try serving these with some homemade wedges, steamed carrot sticks, green beans and broccoli.

2. Asian Dumplings

Beef Dumplings

Get older kids to give you a hand putting these together, and they’ll probably be even more likely to want to eat them for dinner. Reduce or omit the chilli in these Asian Dumplings for younger ones, and customise the filling to your family’s tastes.

3. Healthy Corn Fritters

Healthy Corn Fritters

This recipe is from our Healthy Kids Cookbook – a recipe book jam packed with kid friendly meals, snacks and drinks. This simple recipe sees spinach, corn, ham and cheese thrown together to make Healthy Corn Fritters that will be loved by people of all ages. And you’ll love them too, served with crisp veggies, avocado and salad.

4. “Hidden Veggie” Sausage Rolls

Hidden Veg Sausage Rolls

Perfect for hungry tummies, these Sausage Rolls manage to sneak in veggies (a la Bolognese style) and the kids will gobble them up happily.

5. Boiled Eggs With Soldiers

Kids Meals

When your cupboard is bare, be sure to always have eggs on hand for a quick meal in minutes. Kids love egg cups (for some reason that nobody can quite figure out) and they’ll get a kick out of scooping out the egg or dunking their toast soldiers in there.

6. Tortilla Nachos Cups

Tortilla Nacho Cups

Mexican inspired meals are often a hit with kids – it must be all the colours and textures. Make these Tortilla Nachos Cups to your own tastes with your family’s favourite sides such as corn on the cob, strips of avocado or cucumber sticks.

If you would like more heathy kid friendly meals, then check out our Healthy Kids Cookbook.  It’s jammed packed full of healthy and yummy ideas, the kids will love.

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written by:

Lee Price

Lee is a mother of two children who loves writing, the beach, cooking, and drinking coffee. She lives on the south coast of NSW and can usually be found pushing her kids on the swing at the local park.