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    Default Quick, child friendly dinner recipes

    Sorry if this type of thread has been done before, I did a search but couldn't find what I'm after.

    I've totally lost my motivation to cook. My 3yo DD fights me at meal times and being pregnant with morning sickness I can't be bothered at the moment.

    I'd really appreciate any ideas for quick and easy child friendly meals (that DHs enjoy too so I can just cook one meal for all of us). Just the thought of most foods is making me nauseas at the moment so things that you can literally chuck in the oven or slow cooker and forget about would be ideal. TIA

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    Homemade sweet potato chips, frozen corn kernels (hubby can microwave his if he wants) and oven bake fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    Homemade sweet potato chips, frozen corn kernels (hubby can microwave his if he wants) and oven bake fish.
    This is us too. Or we switch out sweet potato chips for steamed veg.

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    Not oven or slow cooker, but omelettes packed with veg (combinations of zucchini, potato, spinach, tomato, capsicum, mushroom work well). I find the addition of zucchini and potato bulks it out nicely for me.
    Otherwise my 'no brain or effort required' quick dinner is microwave steam veggie packs, oven baked fish (either frozen crumbed whiting fillets or fresh piece of salmon) and potatoes.
    I couldn't handle meat while pregnant so these things were easy and edible for me!

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    Wholemeal pita bread mini pizzas. I use passata instead of tomato paste (keep it in the freezer in small portions) and use whatever veg etc can find. Also keep pizza cheese in the freezer so its on hand when I need it.

    I do diced chicken breast or thigh, thrown in a bag with some flour to coat and a good amount of salt and pepper. Fry that up and serve with a crunchy coleslaw- coleslaw mix, fried noodles and coleslaw dressing- easy. Corn on the cob and any other veg you feel like. Done. Swap the chicken for steak or pork loin etc.

    The McCormacks I think it is packet mix for beef stroganoff is pretty good. I used it a bit when we were moving. I bought the already diced beef and already sliced mushrooms.

    Coles do a pretty good ready to eat big family size 'crunchy sweet salad' I think it's called. I think the 'sweet' part comes from the types of veg they use. But really any type of ready to eat salad is good. Throw it together with a bbq chicken and all you've done is plated it. Sometimes I buy some bake at home rolls, too.

    It's not really soup weather but I have an excellent recipe for chicken and corn soup that takes 15 minutes max and tastes really good. Not a full bowl of nutrition I will admit since the only vegies are corn and onion, but if you're after a quick meal it fits the bill.

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    Baked beans or spaghetti on toast 😉

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    Thanks for the ideas!

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    Agree - baked beans is a huge hit with my toddler and doesn't make me want to cry when it doesn't get eaten either.

    Oven bake frozen fish with microwave veg is also popular.

    Weirdly the toddler will also eat plain cooked pasta with cheese and tinned tuna (gross) or pesto.

    I think that when you're dying of morning sickness it's fair enough to ask hubby to fend for himself at dinner. A few nights of toast or some other man-meal won't harm him 😉


 

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