Quick, Kid-Friendly Main Dishes

Help! I need some kid-friendly quick meal ideas. --cynthias


Dear cynthias:

Make "kid" food with ground beef recipes. I like to cook 5 pounds of ground beef or chicken or turkey with some onions and garlic. Then freeze in five freezer bags. I then have the start of easy meals my kids like. Place a bag in the fridge in the morning to defrost. There are many things you can make with ground beef. Try beef stroganoff with noodles, unstuffed peppers, BBQ beef sandwiches or hamburger pizza, or try the following recipes, a few of my family's favorites. Nutrition analysis was done using the ground beef. If using ground turkey or chicken the fat will be reduced.

Pasta with Meat Sauce
Sloppy Joes

Happy cooking,
Dena Irwin, R.D., C.D.E.
author of The Weeknight Survival Cookbook: How to Make Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes and a working mom.

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