Kid-friendly dinner recipes

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Whether it’s that you don’t have a whole lot of time to cook in peace, that you’re exhausted after a long day at work and still have to cook, or that you just don’t have any idea what to cook that they’ll actually eat; look no further. Here are some straightforward, one-pan dishes both you and the kids will enjoy!

Crockpot chicken taco bowls

Any meal you can make in a crockpot that will feed a crowd is a good meal to have in your back pocket. This one from Fit Foodie Finds is gluten free and egg free, and requires only 15 minutes of prep before you set it to cook. Not a bad meal to have waiting for you after a long day at work.
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Instant pot teriyaki chicken

One of the best things about this recipe? You probably already have the majority of the ingredients at home; soy sauce, corn starch, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, and of course chicken. Steam some broccoli or other greens to go along side, boil some rice, and you have nice and easy teriyaki chicken bowls.
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One pan jambalaya

If your kids aren’t into chicken, try this sheet pan jambalaya. This recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron has it all; the shrimp, the sausage, the veggies, and the rice, all on one sheet pan, all in 30 minutes. It’s a great way to sneak veggies into meals for pickier kids, and packs a lot of fun and unusual flavors that are sure to spark interest.
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Vegan tortilla vegetable pizza

Another great way to sneak veggies into more meals? Roast them on pizza. Roasting and baking veggies brings out their sweetness, and somewhat disguised their form, making it harder for kids to reject them simply based on what they look like. This vegan tortilla pizza is incredibly easy to put together, so much so that your kids might even be able to get involved with making it!
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One pan pesto chicken and veggies

The herby, nutty flavor of pesto is great for quick and easy dishes as it adds both taste and texture to a meal. For the ultimate quick weeknight meal, cook this colorful veggie-packed recipe for your family. You only need one pan, and it takes 30 minutes from start to end – what’s not to love?
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