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quick meal ideas

i am a pregnant, working mother, and my husband is in school right now, and as it is we havnt been getting home until around 630 some nights and dont always have time to fix something wholesome. like sometimes my husband and i will just eat whatever we can grab liek a bagel or something. well i dont feel like thats good enough for my 13 month old, and i dont want to give him chicken nuggets everynight, you know? any ideas for quick, home made, easy to prepare/eat meals for my toddler? thanks!

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disheveled

Asked by disheveled at 5:01 PM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • put a poudn of ground beef in a caserole dish put it in the oven til its done while its in there mix together the ingredients for instant potatoes (no need to cook them make them kinda thick) pull out the meat top with potatoes and some mozerella cheese put back in the oven til cheese is melted prep time is like 5 mins hope this helps
    nishchav

    Answer by nishchav at 5:20 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • Make a cassorale in the morning or the night before.. so when you get home you can just stick it in the oven
    mommyofAurora

    Answer by mommyofAurora at 5:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • if you're refering more to foods you can also share with the baby, macaroni and cheese with spinach doesnt take long! i serve that a lot mmmmm lol. you could also have turkey and cheese sandwiches, grilled cheese, make a big salad with the bagged stuff and add other vegeatables. I also enjoy hummus and falafel pitas. the falafel does take a while to cook, but if you make a lot it can last for a few days if covered well and heats up quick in the microwave ir its yummy cold!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 5:23 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • (OHHH HUMMUS MY NEW FOUND LOVE,) HUMMUS IS A REALLY HEALTHY SNACK WHICH IS GREAT FOR DIPPING VEGETABLES, ALSO AVOCADO,SHRIMP WITH NODDLES , GRILLED CHICKEN ON WHEAT BREAD, SPAGHETTI WITH EXTRA VEGGIES!
    ELIZABETHSMO902

    Answer by ELIZABETHSMO902 at 6:21 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • macaroni and cheese is good as long as he has a healthy side (corn, peas, carrots, potatoes, etc) and his milk (i assume he drinks it lol). this same thing has become quite the task in my house too. chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches... i think its all fien as long as they eat something healthy with it :D
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • gerber has toddler meals that all you have to do is microwave them for 30 seconds. They are very healthy and quick for times like these.

    Or a quick heating up of a can of veggies, and hot dogs, or potatoes. etc.

    Scrambled eggs are good for babies as well.. you can check out babytalk magazines for more informations where they released that they are actually save for children as long as they are well cooked and very healthy.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 9:00 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • when i'm in a hurry i make a stew that i can let cook in the crook pot. i just chop up some potatoes, stew meat, carrots, onions, red kidney beans. i leave ti cook all day and when i'm home it's done. i add the salt and pepper then. you might want to chop everything up at night so in the morning you toss every in. make sure you thaw the stew meat.

    oh and just so you know. more then 12 hot dogs a month can increase the chances of getting leukemia by 25% so i would try to avoid too many hot dogs. oh though we love corn dogs in our house.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 9:30 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • cheese and chicken quesadillas with fruit and veggies. you can use canned chicken to make it really quick, but it's better to rinse the chicken to get some of the sodium out of it before cooking, and shred it up really small. don't put as much cheese as you would for an adult to avoid choking. takes about ten to fifteen minutes total start to table. i use a pizza cutter to cut the quesadilla into tiny little bite sized pieces for the kids. they love it!
    tstep972

    Answer by tstep972 at 10:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

  • just to clarify, the fruit and veggies are on the side! LOL
    tstep972

    Answer by tstep972 at 10:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2009

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