According to Roberto Carozza, a food expert from Reviewbox, “Some children can be extremely picky eaters, so it is important to find the types of food that they enjoy eating. Italian food such as pizza and pasta are great foods that children love and they are very easy to make, and nutritious and delicious to eat.”
The best part about Italian food is you can easily sneak in extra vegetables to ensure your children get their five a day. Keep reading to discover some of the best Italian meals that you can cook up this week.
Make Your Kids These Delicious Italian Recipes
The 2018 Food and Health Survey found that on average Americans consume less fruits/vegetables and more protein than even they think experts would recommend. The main reasons given were because of the cost and the lack of access to good quality fruits and vegetables.
But getting enough fruit and vegetables in your diet and your families diet is essential. So, find a good and relatively low-priced grocery store and cook up some of these treats.
- Homemade Pizza
Homemade pizza is a quick and easy-to-make meal that is sure to please everyone. It can take 20 minutes and yet can be very filling and packed with nutrients, depending on your toppings.
All you need to make it is self-raising flour, milk, butter, tomato puree, mozzarella, and whichever toppings you choose. If you want to ensure your kids are eating clean, make sure you use some vegetables for your toppings. Have a look at the simple and delicious recipe.
- Aubergine Bake
If you have a little extra time this week, then you might consider making an Aubergine Bake. It takes about 45 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook, but it is packed with nutrients and will definitely go down a treat.
This dish is great for vegetarians and for those who are wanting to cut back on their meat intake. For this recipe, you need an aubergine, plain flour, olive oil, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, mozzarella, brown sugar, and fresh basil. Tickle your children’s taste buds with this recipe now.
- Chicken and Vegetable Cannelloni
In 40 minutes, you can expect to cook up a scrumptious chicken and vegetable dish, which is filling and packed with goodness. This dish is easy to make and is great for children who are picky eaters.
It takes five minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook. The ingredients you’ll need include olive oil, chicken breast fillets, a red pepper, an onion, a tub of tomato and basil sauce, cannelloni sheets, and some Parmesan. Discover this tasty recipe and start cooking.
Once you’ve got them eating more types of food, why not try introducing more clean and healthier recipes? Such as kale chips, sweet potato pancakes, or salmon and quinoa – check out these delicious recipes here.
Italian food is very regional, and so are Italian pizzas. Although, any real Italian pizza should always be cooked in a wood-fired oven.
Like the rest of Italian food, Italian pizza is best—and most authentic—when it’s made with fresh, local ingredients. These recipes will really kids will like. Thanks for sharing.
This reminds me of something a friend said.. Whatever you are good at, be good at that. Everything else, outsource it!
I absolutely loved reading this, Carly! I relate to so much of what you say, especially the part about wanting to save every penny out of fear for the future (I hate the thought of ever having to depend on anyone else for money or not having the freedom to make the choices I want as a result of that).