Superfast kid-Friendly Recipes

Picky eaters and not enough time? Dinner doesn't need to be a battle against the clock and finicky taste buds. These Kid-Friendly Recipes will have a nutritious dinner they will all love on the table in less than 20 minutes. You'll find healthy versions of the dishes your children love without derailing your weight loss journey.

Chicken & Bean Burritos


  • 3/4 lb chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup pre-chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt & peper to taste
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbps minced garlic
  • 2 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream

Lets Cook: Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; toss well. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken mixture; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Add beans and garlic; cook 2 minutes or until heated, stirring frequently. Divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each burrito with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up each burrito. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of burritos evenly with cooking spray. Place burritos in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Cut burritos in half. Top with pico de gallo and sour cream. *Serving size: 1 burrito half, 2 tablespoons pico de gallo, and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Calories: 287 |  Protein: 25g  |  Carbs: 25g  |  Fat: 8.5g  |  Fiber: 3g

Turkey & Swiss Sloppy Joes


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 12 oz ground turkey breast
  • 2 cups thinly sliced kale
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 oz pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 4 whole-wheat buns
  • salt & pepper to taste

Lets Cook: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add turkey; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Add kale, onion, thyme, garlic powder, and mushrooms; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk together milk and flour. Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove pan from heat; stir in cheese, pepper, and salt. Spoon about 3/4 cup turkey mixture onto each bun. *Serving size: 1 Sandwich.

Calories: 400 |  Protein: 34g  |  Carbs: 36g  |  Fat: 5g  |  Fiber:8g

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