10 Super Easy Healthy Meal Ideas For Kids This Summer
The very start of summer brings warm weather and many delicious and flavorful produce. Therefore we have tried to hand pick these recipes to present summer’s best fruits and vegetables, like corn, tomatoes, squash and more. Let's make meal planning easy this summer with 10 of our favorite meal recipes. These recipes are easy to make or prep ahead. These will also help you and your family eat well without a fuss on the hot summer days!
1. BLACK BEAN TACOS
Mixing mashed canned beans with whole beans and seasonings makes an incredibly simple taco filling from your pantry. Top these speedy 5-ingredient tacos with lettuce, tomato and salsa or any of your favorite taco toppings.
2. ONE POT GREEK PASTA
A little bit of Sunday meal prep goes a long way in this one-dish Mediterranean pasta recipe. The pasta is cooked ahead of time and stored in the fridge to use for meals all week, but any leftover cooked pasta you have on hand will do. Chicken sausage with feta is especially good in this recipe
3. SPRING VEGETABLE PILAF
This quick 3-ingredient dinner takes advantage of foods you can keep stocked in your fridge and pantry for a fast, healthy meal the whole family will love. Want to kick it up a notch? Use a frozen vegetable blend that has added seasoning for extra flavor
4. GREEK SALAD NACHOS
This vegetarian nacho recipe is a fun combination of two favorites--nachos and Greek salad. It uses whole-grain pita chips instead of the tortilla chips used in traditional nacho recipes, and it's loaded with the classic fresh vegetables in Greek salad as well as creamy hummus and salty feta cheese. And it doesn't even need the oven! Easily doubled, this makes a great appetizer or light dinner
5. PITA PIZZA
Try slicing it to top an individual pita pizza with fresh tomato and basil. A little goes a long way. Pearl mozzarella isn't just for snacking!
6. PIZZA LETTUCE WRAP
Go light and fresh when you're craving pizza: these easy lettuce wraps have all the taste with fewer carbs and calories.
7. TWO CHEESE FUSILLI
In this healthy vegetarian pasta recipe, using the tastiest possible ingredients is key. That's why we opt for the richer flavor of whole-milk ricotta over part-skim. Pair with a big green salad and a bottle of chilled rosé for a summer meal on the deck.
8. TACO STUFFED ZUCCHINI
These stuffed zucchini boats are filled with all your favorite taco ingredients like seasoned meat, cheese and avocado. They're perfect for a a low-carb alternative on taco night or a great kid-friendly way to sneak in more vegetables.
9. MINI RAINBOW SANDWICHES
These cute mini sandwiches are packed with vitamins and fun for little ones to eat! Get those raw and refreshing crunchy veggies into their meal tucked inside soft whole grain bread.
10. PERFECT KID SALAD
All year long you can create easy salads that all kids will love. For summer, add baby tomatoes, lettuce, berries and cucumbers to create a lunch that is fresh and full of summer flavors.