10 Fast and Healthy Dinner Ideas for Your Child

It may come as a surprise to you that many experts argue about whether or not breakfast or dinner is the most important meal of the day. Your last meal of the day is just as important as your first! For parents who are typically busy or burnt out from the day, it’s easy to just want to order something for takeout or heat up something frozen instead of cooking at home. Healthy dinners are important because they reduce stress levels and lower the risk of health problems and obesity.

Here are 10 fast and healthy dinner ideas for you and your child!

1. Pizza Quesadilla

Children naturally love pizza and quesadillas, so what better to do than mix the two. This fun and easy three ingredient recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and your kids will love it! https://bit.ly/2HvhN1h

2. Kid-friendly Turkey Chili

The turkey chili bowl is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! This meal is full of many nutrients including ground turkey, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, and spices and can be served with some chips on the side. https://bit.ly/2kKkdyi

3. Skillet Lasagna

If you love making lasagna, try out this skillet lasagna recipe! This will give you all the nutritional benefits of the regular lasagna with less cooking time. https://bit.ly/2kKkrp8

4. Taco-baked Pasta

This taco-baked pasta is a bang for your buck. This recipe combines the savory taste of a taco with the satiety of penne pasta. It’s easy to make and takes just under an hour! https://bit.ly/2lOGlHW

5. French Bread Pizza

French bread pizzas are so easy to make, that it’d be a crime if you didn’t try it! This recipe is tasty and healthy, and perfect for parents who don’t have ample time to cook dinner. https://bit.ly/2kc2boe

6. Salmon Burger

If your child loves hamburgers, try making salmon burgers for a change! Salmon burgers are low in calories and are a great source of protein. This recipe will only take about 20 minutes to make! https://bit.ly/2m9G3eP

7. Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken

Mac and cheese is a staple meal, and most children love it! This recipe spruces up the regular mac by adding roasted chicken to the mix and swapping the typical cheddar for mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Try it! https://bit.ly/2kl7cuW

8. Chicken Tostada

Chicken tostadas are easy to make, and your child is guaranteed to love them! Tostadas are so versatile and easy to throw together. This recipe is loaded with so many different flavors. https://bit.ly/2DA1ZHA

9. Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowl

If you’re looking for healthy and aesthetically pleasing meals, then this is the recipe for you. The chicken teriyaki pineapple has every nutrient your child would need; the right servings of proteins, carbs, and fruits all in one. Try it now! https://bit.ly/2kkn0Op 

10. Cauliflower Crust Pizza

If you’re a parent whose child loves pizza but you’re looking to reduce the carb intake at your family dinner table, then this is the recipe for you. This cauliflower crust pizza recipe is the perfect healthy alternative, and it only takes about an hour to make! https://bit.ly/2kOOCLL

How Prep Approaches Healthy Eating:

At Prep Academy, we try our best to exemplify healthy habits and choices for our students because we want our students to be up to par physically, academically, and emotionally. Teaching them the importance of a healthy diet will help them to perform to the best of their capabilities.