10 favorite dinners – Chosen by my kids
I’m lucky to have a couple of kids who loves food. There are very few things they’ll turn their noses up against, and mostly it’s when something is very spicy or oddly flavored. My youngest loves to try new stuff and have happily eaten snails, squid and mussels. His reaction is often “I’ve never tried that, I’m sure I’ll love it”.
So today I’m giving you my kids’ top favorite meals.
Pork chops with rice
The first on the list have been a favorite in the family since the kids were small. Add some steamed vegetables and the kids are in heaven (especially if it’s cauliflower or broccoli)
Pasta with creme cheese sauce and bacon
I started making this dish for dinner when the kids were small, on the days where we were home late. It’s so fast, easy and delicious, and the kids loved it from day one.
You just need:
Fresh pasta (or the dried kind)
A pack of creme cheese with what ever herbs/taste you like. I like the roasted bell pepper kind.
Some cream or milk
A pack of bacon cubes
Some fresh spinach
Put the pasta to boil as instructed on the pack.
Fry the bacon until crispy. Add cream/milk, the creme cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat it up until all the creme cheese is melted.
Chop the fresh spinach into smaller pieces.
Serve with a bottom of spinach, then pasta and then topped with the sauce. Takes 10-15 min and is filling and delicious.
Home made pizza
Another go to meal is homemade pizza. The kids love that they can choose their own toppings, and love the whole process of making the pizza. And when you make it yourself, it’s a lot healthier and cheaper.
Homemade fish and chips
Another beloved dish here in the house is homemade fish and chips. I make it a bit raw, so the chips are potato wedges with the skin still on, baked in the oven. The fish is normally what ever they had at the local shop, and I use flour, egg and bread crumbs to cover them before frying them on a pan in a bit of butter (no oil, thank you).
Lasagna is always a hit in this house. I make my lasagna with all kinds of extras in it, like kidney beans, carrots, squash and so on, and the kids love it all, but their favorite is still the one you make from a box kit from Knorr. If I wanna really treat them I serve it with a slice of garlic bread and tzatziki. I have no idea where that comes from, but they both love the combination.
Oven baked root vegetables and chicken
Another easy weekday meal and a favorite among the kids. We just slice the root vegetables like fries, add some salt and pepper, and bake in the oven for about 35 min. The chicken can be what ever kind you got on hand. If you wanna do it a bit more fancy I have a delicious (but still very easy) recipe HERE
Chili con carne
My kids love chili con carne, and for weekdays I make an easy version with lots of beans. The kids love it and the best thing is it’s easy to make a giant portion and either eat for a few days or freeze for later use.
My kids love soup. Doesn’t matter what kind of soup. Tomato, chicken, pumpkin. They will happily eat them all. And on busy days it’s such an easy and healthy thing to make.
Home made chicken pie is always a hit, and as with a lot of these dishes it can be made and frozen, and heated for those busy days. I like to make two or three at once. One for dinner, and the rest for the freezer.
Fried noodles with vegetables
This is my “oh no it’s so late” busy day dinner and the kids love it. I normally use some dry noodles and a bag of vegetables from the freezer. Add a bit of soy and spices and you got dinner in less than 15 min.
Bonus – Sushi
My kids love sushi. If they get to pick a restaurant, they pick sushi. Ever since they where toddlers, sushi has been one of their favorite meals, and while my oldest is a bit more “picky” when it comes to food, they’ll both happily fill up on fresh fish. I’m a fairly decent cook, but I’ve yet to manage to make really delicious sushi, so for now we’re keeping it as a treat when going out.
These are the top 10 dinner choices from my kids. I hope you feel inspired to try something new with your kids.