I’m sure you’ve heard these complaints before: “Mom, you really need to go shopping; there’s nothing to eat,” said by the teenager Thursday morning, followed by the 6 year old complaining about nothing to eat for breakfast. Meanwhile, I can find a number of things to eat, but clearly these are not acceptable for the children looking for food. Maybe they’re just not hungry enough.
Thursday’s kitchen project focused on quick foods to make to keep the starving children satisfied. Since I’m doing the October Unprocessed Challenge, and I know I have supplies in the pantry, freezer, and fridge, I gave some thought to a few recipes that I could work on during Thursday. I wanted recipes that would use up ingredients since my first goal is always to prevent waste. Recipes focusing on vegetables or including unusual ingredients like black beans would be a good fit. Above all, the recipes needed to be simple, i.e. just a few steps or use only one bowl.
Quick Food to Feed Your Children
Roasted Potato Wedges
Buttermilk Dressing with Carrot Sticks (at least one of my kids will eat carrots if he has dressing)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes (These can hide cooked carrots and butternut squash)
Blender Brownies (I can make these in the Blendtec in about 5 minutes)
Homemade Applesauce (Since I don’t peel the apples, this can be quick; vary the flavor with pears)
Homemade Bread (I would use a bread machine for this to make it quick)
Chicken Soup/Stew (This can be super quick if you already have chopped veggies on hand. Just skip the pasta or rice.)
Other Recipes for Feeding Your Children
Homemade Mac and Cheese
Black Bean Brownies (These take about 15 minutes because of the various steps)
Homemade Yogurt (Two step process making it less quick but still doable in a day)
Share your favorite healthy recipes to keep your children filled and satisfied with healthy, tasty food in the comments.