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Top 5 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Meals For Lockdown

Whether you’re a key worker, or you’re finding yourself at home with the kids a little more recently, keeping them healthy and busy during this strange time is probably at the forefront of your mind. 

So, we thought we’d put together a list of our top 5 healthy (but tasty) meals for food inspirations, which you can make with your little ones and even your not-so-little ones! 

  1. ‘The Lockdown Special’ – Family Pasta

Pasta was probably one of the first things that we all grabbed from the supermarkets when the coronavirus became a little more serious. Not only is it something that keeps for a long time; but it is so versatile!

We think that the ‘Whole-Family Pasta with Broccoli’ recipe looks amazing. Plus ‘kid-friendly’ is like music to our ears.

But if you want more inspiration, here are some other healthy pasta dishes ideas – some are more ‘treat’ than healthy, but a little of a good thing never hurt…

Plus, you can also easily substitute any ingredient to make these recipes gluten, dairy or meat-free!

2. ‘Veggie Tater Tots 4 Ways’ 

Not only are these ‘tater tots’ (potato croquettes to most of us) super easy to make, they’re also tasty, moreish and packed full of vegetables to make sure your kids are still getting their greens during the lockdown. 

What’s more, you can choose whichever veggies you have in your cupboard or fridge and they’ll still taste great!

Or, if you ARE feeling creative, why not make these veggie potato croquettes and then see what else you can serve them with, or maybe even turn them into a casserole?

There’s even a vegan recipe here for those with intolerances, allergies or who follow a vegan lifestyle.

3. Homemade Fried Rice

Another cupboard staple, rice is amazingly versatile and with a few other tasty ingredients added, makes a family-friendly meal that’s easy to whip up.

We love this recipe because although it’s simple to follow and produces a great-tasting meal, you can play around with this one as much as you like! Depending on what you’ve got, you can add different vegetables, spices or flavours to suit you and your family’s taste buds.

Don’t have soy sauce? Try sweet chilli. Don’t have green onions? Try red peppers. The possibilities are endless…

4. Mini Savoury Muffins

These are truly one of the tastiest treats that can be made relatively simply. 

You can pack in just about any flavour combination that takes your fancy (or you know your children will like) and they taste amazing. Using cupboard staples in this way is something kids can join in with too, as the recipe is simple, fun, and who doesn’t love eating a warm savoury muffin straight from the oven?

We also highly recommend this vegan recipe too.

5. Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy chips? Who doesn’t love that idea! 

Check out this recipe for easy, tasty and definitely crispy sweet potato fries so good no one will even miss the ‘real’ thing.

Have Fun & Start Cooking

No matter what you’re making, remember to have fun! The main thing is to keep safe indoors and make sure you’re all washing your hands while handling foods. So, we hope this inspires your creativity in the kitchen!

And while you’re waiting for everything to return to normal, why not check out our award-winning swimming lessons for kids? We can’t wait to start teaching again, and if you haven’t explored what we’re all about, well there’s no better time to get to know us.

Our swimming classes for children cater to all levels, from babies and toddlers to older children. We even have private swimming lessons for adults! Just like in the kitchen, it’s never too late to learn new skills…