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  • 16 Recipes Your Kids Will Rave Over

    Posted July 13th, 2020 by

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Interested in kid-approved meals? You’ve come to the right meal plan! 

    For parents, 2020 may be the longest year on record. The global coronavirus pandemic has completely altered parenting, forcing moms and dads to simultaneously take on the roles of employee, teacher, 24/7 entertainer, and cook. That is not an easy transition from what we until recently considered to be the “norm.” So before we get any further, cheers to each and everyone of you out there fulfilling all of these roles with aplomb.

    That being said, months of feeding kids at home has for many resulted in exhaustion and a dearth of kitchen creativity. After all, there are only so many meals a picky eater is willing to consider, and parents around the country are surely developing nervous tics each time their kid says they want chicken tenders…again. How, then, do parental units keep feeding their kids while ensuring a) what they’re cooking is healthy, b) the kids will enjoy the meals, and c) so will they?

    Simple. They turn to members of the Cooking Light Diet. For over 6 years, the subscription-based meal-planning service has provided customizable menus for folks exhausted by answering the “What’s for dinner” question. These members have extensive experience cooking delicious, healthy meals that the whole family not only raves about, but also requests for special occasions like birthdays.

    That’s why we asked them to provide us with some of their kids’ favorite recipes. We’ve compiled 16 of their most delicious suggestions below. For more insight into kid-friendly meals, join the Facebook Community where Cooking Light Diet members connect daily to share favorites, recipe substitutions, and more. And if you think you or your family would enjoy any of these recipes, be sure and subscribe to the Cooking Light Diet meal plan today! All of these recipes and thousands more are only a signup away.

    Robin Bortolotti told us, “This is a list from my 4, 11, and 12-year old kids.” Tell them thank you for us, Robin!

    Turkey Carne Molida

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Mini BBQ Meatloaves with Smashed Blue Cheese Potatoes

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Cheeseburger Pizza

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs

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    Photo: John Autry

    Cristen Sankey Abrams said the following recipe is great for kids and “easy to size up or down and adapt to different tastes.”

    Enchilada Casserole

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Johnny Autry and Randy Mayor

    Cooking Light Diet member Lindsay Williams said that “mine loves the Portobello French Dips.”

    Portobello French Dips

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    Photo: Caitlin Bensel

    Sue Given has had great success using the Cooking Light Diet, and was very excited to provide some kid-friendly ideas including the Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos (pictured at the top of this post). “You’ve come to the right person! My kids have been eating Cooking Light since we adopted them 10 years ago at ages 3, 5, 8, and 10.”

    Smashed Chili Cheeseburger

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Caitlin Bensel

    Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Tex-Mex Rice Bowl

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Roasted BBQ Drumsticks with Cowboy Beans

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Randy Mayor

    Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Shallots

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Johnny Autry

    Chicken and Gnocchi Dumpling Soup

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    Photo: Jennifer Causey

    Father of two James Shaw calls these next two recipes “two kid favorites at my house!”

    Double-Layer Beef Tacos

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Marcus Nilsson

    Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni

    kid-approved meals on the Cooking Light Diet

    Photo: Levi Brown

    Subscribe to the Cooking Light Diet today!