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Cooking for kids: make your favorite foods healthy and delicious
Almost all children love spaghetti bolognese.
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Cooking for kids can be so easy – and healthy, too
Are you having trouble finding the right food for your children because people often complain and some food is refused? From now on, this will no longer be the case! Making a delicious meal for the kids doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. And the best part is that with a few simple touches here and there, something healthy can be made in no time. We’ve picked three favorite kids’ meals and shown you how you can easily make them in a healthy way.
Pizza, chicken and the like are especially popular among children
Foods that are especially loved by little ones are usually limited to one category: Whether it’s pizza, spaghetti or chicken nuggets – the main thing is that it tastes good. But cooking lots and lots of small favorite meals is not so healthy in the long run. To make the children’s eyes sparkle when the food is put on the table, here are some tips and tricks to make these foods still healthy and taste good at the same time. For example, have you ever made a fancy flour pizza?
A fine flour pizza is a healthier alternative to the classic one
Pizza is always good and good for young and old! So it is better if the fat and calories can be saved with the homemade version.
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For pizza dough, you can easily use spelled or whole wheat flour as an alternative to traditional white flour. Spelled flour has more fiber and is therefore healthier than whole wheat flour. Tomato sauce can be substituted with tomato paste, saving a lot of sugar that is usually found in ready-made sauces. If your kids don’t like eating raw vegetables, you can cheat at this point and put peppers, mushrooms, spinach, etc. on the pizza and hide it under the cheese. The generation may not realize that they are eating a lot of vegetables when they eat pizza. If you are still hungry for meat, the pork salami can be replaced with turkey salami. This makes the pizza dough significantly healthier. Overall, homemade pizza is definitely less greasy than the frozen version.
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Chicken breasts can also be healthy
Poultry dishes do not always need to be covered in oil and are also easy to make at home.
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To make a healthy alternative to ready-made chicken nuggets, you can simply marinate shredded chicken breast fillets in a paprika-enriched yogurt sauce. They are then rolled in corn flakes and placed in the oven. Although almost no calories are saved here, the difference is especially noticeable in the fat content.
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Spaghetti Bolognese is very popular with children
Kids love spaghetti bolognese.
Another dish that kids love – and adults of course – is spaghetti bolognese. With a few simple steps, a good portion of pasta turns into a healthy meal. Substantially more fat can be saved if instead of regular spaghetti, whole spaghetti is used, which allows us to stay fuller for longer, and if the beef tartare is replaced with beef tartare. This means: Even your favorite dish, spaghetti bolognese, doesn’t have to be as unhealthy as you think!
Kids’ favorite foods are now healthier, but at least they taste just as good
With these three foods, it is no longer possible for children to eat something tasty AND something healthy at the same time. That would probably make the whole family happy, right?!