Recipe: Two great fuss-free kid’s dinners

When it comes to preparing family meals, you might find it difficult to please everyone at once. The
following recipes offer you a selection of nutritious, quick, easy and fuss-free options for you to enjoy together with your loved ones – perfect when everyone is back to school, crèche or work!

Fuss-free Courgette and Carrot Risotto


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Kid’s love food with different textures, which is why this mushy, soft fuss-free risotto goes down a treat! They’ll love the flavour and you’ll love the hidden veggies!

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes Makes: 4 portions


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, grated

1 courgette, finely diced

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1 250g packet of express basmati rice

200ml chicken stock

30g Parmesan, grated

1 tbsp chives, chopped

Method: Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion, carrot, and courgette. Fry for about 8 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and fry for 30 seconds. Cook the rice in a microwave according to the instructions. Add to the pan with the stock and stir for one minute, then add the herbs and Parmesan. Season to taste.

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Quick Chicken Nuggets

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These aren’t like the chicken nuggets you get in a fast-food restaurant, but your kid’s won’t know the difference! Serve warm with some steamed veggies for a great, fuss-free treat!

Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes Makes: 20-25 nuggets


2 chicken breasts

2 tbsp pesto

50g cornflakes

15g Parmesan, finely grated

A little oil for frying

Method: Slice the chicken breasts into small cubes, about 10 to 12 pieces from each breast. Put the chicken into a bowl. Season and add the pesto and mix together. Put the cornflakes into a plastic food bag and crush with a rolling pin to make fine crumbs. Add the cheese and half of the chicken to the bag. Shake the bag to coat the nuggets and transfer the chicken nuggets onto a plate. Add the remaining chicken to the bag and repeat. Preheat the oven to 200°C and cook the nuggets for 10 minutes.


Originally posted 2018-05-04 11:42:32.