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Simple Vegetarian Meal Ideas Your Kids Will Love

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Feeding your kids healthy meals can be a challenge, especially when you are a working parent. Keeping your schedule in mind, we have listed down a few simple vegetarian meal ideas your kids will love!

Muffin Chilli Pots

A super quick and easy recipe that only requires four ingredients! This is a vegetarian meal that you can whip up in no time, and something your kids will love!

What You Need:

  • 400 Grams Kidney Beans (in spicy sauce)
  • 400 Grams of Chopped Tomatoes with Herbs
  • 230 Grams Green Salad
  • 4 Medium-sized Tortilla Wraps

Method

  • Preheat your oven at 200C
  • Simmer the beans and tomatoes in a pan for 15 minutes
  • Season as per taste
  • Grease four holes in a muffin tray using butter or oil
  • Line each one with a tortilla creating a taco (back of the tray) or a cup
  • Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly crispy
  • Once baked, fill the tortillas with the filling and enjoy

Skinny Carrot Fries

A healthy alternative to french fries, this will keep your little ones’ immunity up. Setting the right habits at this age can ensure they are carried forward later in life.

What You Need:

  • 500 Grams Carrot
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Tarragon (finely chopped)
  • Dash of black pepper

Method:

  • Preheat the oven at 200C
  • Cut carrots into fries (keep them at least 1cm thick)
  • Mix cornflour and black pepper
  • Toss the carrots in the mix
  • Brush some oil on the sheet and spread on the carrots
  • Allow the carrots to bake for 40 to 45 minutes (flip after 20 minutes)
  • Mix tarragon and salt and toss the baked carrot fries to enjoy

Vegetarian Burger

Just because you’re vegan, does not mean you can’t enjoy a good burger. This vegan burger recipe offers you a range of flavors all packed in a single patty you will enjoy!

What You Need:

  • 6 Sweet Potatoes (About 1.5kg)
  • 2 Red Onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon Oil (extra for tray)
  • Red Chillies (finely chopped and to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Coriander
  • 340 Grams Sweetcorn (drained)
  • Some Coriander (chopped)
  • 200 Grams Polenta
  • Buns, Salsa, Salad Leaves, & Onions (to serve)

Method:

  • Heat oven at 200C
  • Pierce the sweet potatoes skin and set them on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes (or until soft and mushy)
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and add onions, and chilies
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes ton low to medium heat and leave to cool.
  • Peel the potatoes and mix the skin with chili and onions mixture
  • Using your hand’s mix coriander, sweetcorn, half of the polenta, and some seasoning.
  • Create 10 patties from the mix and dip each one into the remaining polenta (dust off excess)
  • Place patties on oiled baking trays and let them sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Place a well oiled non-stick frying pan/baking along with the patties in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Serve the patty in any bun of your choice, along with the toppings of your choice.

Pita Pockets

These pita pockets are a quick and simple snack that does not require any cooking time. This kids’ favorite snack is packed with nutrients to boost their energies.

What You Need:

  • 1 Pitta Bread (wholemeal)
  • 3 tablespoon Hummus
  • 2 Handfuls of spinach, watercress, and rocket salad
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil

Method:

  • Halve the pitta bread to create 2 pockets
  • Toast inside and out (if you like)
  • Mix the salad and drizzle with oil
  • Slather the inside with hummus, and salad mix

I hope you like these simple recipes as much as me and my kids do! Feeding kids with healthy meals can be a challenge but it doesn’t always have to be! I can’t wait for you to try this at home and serve this to your unsuspecting kids who are in for a healthy treat!

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