Quick Kids Meals for Summer

Dr, Donna Restivo

Posted on June 11 2018

As the weather warms up, our social lives have a tendency to ramp up too, especially if you have a couple of little ones who are involved in the many activities that are offered for today’s youth. As if parenting isn’t challenging enough, the nicer weather brings with it even more of a juggling act. Most of us find ourselves bouncing from one activity to the next, spending countless hours in the car transitioning our babes from baseball to summer camp to music lessons. And while they say that busy hands are happy hands, how do we ensure that our kids are fueling themselves in the middle of all this madness?

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Knowing that quick meals are essential in the summer, we’ve made it easy for you and provided you with a couple of go-to recipes that are sure to keep you kids’ pallets happy and prevent them from the boredom of countless bowls of macaroni and cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

For a healthy spin on a classic pizza dish, try out some zucchini snack pizzas.

You’ll need 1 tomato, coarsely chopped, 1 large zucchini, trimmed, 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese, 4 to 6 basic leaves, olive oil and salt and pepper.

First, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. As the oven is revving up, cut the zucchini horizontally, about 1/3 inch thick. You’ll then brush the pieces with olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper for flavor.

Next, roast the zucchini on a baking sheet for about ten minutes. You can also take this recipe to the grill.

After your zucchinis are cooked thoroughly, you can sprinkle them with the chopped tomato and mozzarella, before you place them back in the oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil and serve!

This recipe should serve 4 to 6, depending on your little one’s appetite.

It’s no secret that kids love corn on the cob. How can they not…it’s a fun food to eat? And now, you can whip it up faster than ever before by way of your oven.

Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Keep the husks on the corn and place it on the oven rack, roasting it for 30 minutes. Once the cobs are cooled off, you can peel off the husks and enjoy.


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