What are some healthy kid meal alternatives to chicken nuggets?

What healthy foods do your kids like?

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SusanH.

Asked by SusanH. at 11:36 PM on Oct. 10, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • Well, my 2 year old LOVES chicken nuggets, bananas, taquitos (shredded chicken & cheese or shredded steak and cheese), apple slices, graham crackers with peanut butter, corndogs, ramen noodles, Pancakes ( I make him shapes like Mickey mouse, hearts, ect....so it's fun for him ), sausage links, just to name a few...lol. All of these are so quick and easy to make, which is a must for a busy mom and a hungry child!
    pat-a-cake

    Answer by pat-a-cake at 11:43 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • Meals? spaghetti, warm chicken over salad with boiled eggs, split pea soup<---though I think I just got lucky there...hehe
    Apr1l

    Answer by Apr1l at 11:53 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

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  • I told my stepbabies that peas squish just like eyeballs and now they love peas. :)

    Seriously, though. Tilapia baked with a panko breadcrumb coating to make it crispy. They love chicken just about any way it can be cooked as long as there's no sauce or "weird stuff" on it. I make homemade chicken nuggets using whole wheat bread and I fry 'em in transfat free shortening, then freeze them for lunches and snacks. My oldest stepbaby loves tuna, as long as it's mixed with mayo and nothing else. They both like egg salad, but like the pea soup above, I think I just got lucky there. Oh! And pizza muffins! I make them on whole grain English muffins in the toaster oven.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 12:53 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • mac n cheese,spaghetti and meatballs,chicken nuggets,egg salad,mashed potatoes with gravy.hot dogs,grilled cheese sandwiches,thers too much more to name lol
    Jayzwife

    Answer by Jayzwife at 2:31 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • Sloppy joes made w/ ground turkey or lean beef, chicken in any form, ramen noodles, Italian wedding soup, any fruit (fresh or dried), all types of rice, trees (broccoli), snow-covered trees (cauliflower), pasta, fish sticks, pizza, homemade breads (whole wheat or a mixture of whole wheat and white flours), carrots, apple sauce, all types of reduced fat cheese, soups, grilled cheese (a healthier version of the typical diner-style), oatmeal, potatoes, sweet potato pancakes, salad, pork chops....
    sgalsmommy

    Answer by sgalsmommy at 3:03 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • I got lucky with my daughter because she's never been a very big fan of sweets (except for sour stuff!). We'd be walking through the grocery store and people would look at me in wonder because here was my daughter, 8 years old, and begging fro broccoli! lol
    My kids, my niece and my nephew all beg me to make chicken & noodles, which is healthy and gets made often during flu season! :) There's also spaghetti (sometimes meatballs, sometimes with shredded chicken), chicken flautas, stir-fry, grilled fish & veggies (zucchini, asparagus, and crooked neck squash). Baked potatoes too..with smart balance instead of butter, salt & fresh pepper, and paprika. Homemade ranch with assorted vegetables. Vegetable soup with dumplings.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 4:13 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • My little one love any kind of soup, (even Hot and Sour soup!) She is crazy about brocoli and carrots with ranch (i get the low fat, low cal, she doesn't notice or care) Chicken anything. She likes salmon, it has a mild flavor, not real fishy. Beans and corn. (she calls corn beans too, lol) Macaroni and Cheese. Apples, she is crazy for them. Honestly, she started eating better when I started eating better. :)
    evilabbysmom

    Answer by evilabbysmom at 11:29 AM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • my daughter's current favorite meal is fallafel balls with hummus. i put the falafel balls on a plate, cut in half and then give her a little dipping cup with the hummus in it.
    we also make pita bread pizzas for lunch at least once a week. i cut up all the toppings and once i get the pita bread setup with the sauce and cheese i let her 'decorate' it with her toppings.
    she loves to have her pizza with cheddar cheese and broccoli.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 2:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • my daughter loves salad, lentil soup, chicken breast with slices of tomato on the side, cauliflower with vinaigrette..etc.
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 8:22 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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  • Healthy stuff the kids love is, soups and stews...I add lots of veggies into them. They also love spaghetti...I add extra veggies into it like shredded carrots, onions and bell peppers, and I use turkey burger in place of hamburger. Baked chicken is always good, sandwiches on whole grain whole wheat bread.

    MommaLucy

    Answer by MommaLucy at 12:56 PM on Oct. 13, 2008

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