14 Kid-Friendly Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

14 Kid-Friendly Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

Depending on your child’s age and where they’re at in the finicky spectrum—meal prep can be taxing on your time and sanity. It’s important to offer well-balanced, nutrient-rich meals, and yet the cry for chicken nuggets or PB&J’s is all too common.

Research shows that you must suggest the same thing multiple times before your child says yes, but that doesn’t mean you need to fix an elaborate meal first. A variety of ingredients introduced at separate times can yield wonderful results and can even help your child develop a sense of adventure.

Below are some of The New York Times’ 14 suggestions for kid-friendly meals that can be fixed in 30 minutes or less. 

Keep in mind: For a full meal, you can simply add steamed vegetables, or a crudité plate with hummus or salad dressing as a dip.

Creamy pasta with smoked bacon and peas



Citrus chicken



Baked egg with prosciutto and tomato



Vegetarian skillet chili



Southern shrimp scampi



What are some of your go-to kid-friendly meals at home? Tell us below!

For more meals and recipes from NYT Cooking, go here.

Photo credit: Images via The New York Times

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