10 Easy Recipes for Sitters that Kids Love

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Kids need good, wholesome and nutritious food, but in order to get them to eat it, it needs to taste good as well. Listed below are ten easy recipes for sitters that kids love.

  1. PB&J An oldie, but a goodie. What kid doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Be careful, though, and check with the parents first to make sure that the child doesn’t have an allergy to nuts.
  2. Cereal. Not just for breakfast anymore; cereal is a great option for every meal. It’s quick and easy to fix with virtually no clean up, and there is enough variety for each kid to choose their own. Add some fresh fruit and avoid high sugar content cereals to keep it a healthy snack.
  3. Pizza. You can steer clear of frozen pizza and make your own with either english muffins or bagels for your base. Lay out a variety of meats, cheeses and veggies for them to choose from, as they will be more likely to try something new if they get to make it.
  4. Quesadillas. You can put just about anything in a quesadilla. Once you have figured out the kids’ favorite foods, you can experiment with new flavors. If they like chicken, dice some up with shredded veggies and low fat cheese, and melt between two tortillas. Put out some hummus or guacamole for dipping.
  5. Chicken Nuggets. Cube up chicken meat, dip in beaten eggs and coat with a breading and bake. You can get creative with the breading by adding cheese and herbs to it. Also experiment with different breading. Crush up cereal, such as corn flakes or Rice Krispies, or use crackers or pretzels, instead of regular bread crumbs.
  6. Soup. If you can boil water, you can make soup. If you are not comfortable with soup from scratch, there are plenty of good soups from a can, just make sure you find one that is low in sodium.
  7. Sandwiches. Easy to prepare, and full of variety, sandwiches please just about everyone. Again, with sandwiches, you can put just about anything on them. Switch it up, so it’s not the same boring sandwich. Add veggies or try different condiments to change the flavor.
  8. Fresh Fruit & Veggies. If you are looking for a snack, there is nothing healthier than fresh produce. Put out different dips for the kids to try. You can use yogurt or honey for the fruit, and hummus or salsa for the veggies.
  9. Macaroni & Cheese. Whether you make it from scratch or from the box, any kid is sure to love this one. You can get creative with mac ‘n’ cheese, too, by adding meat or veggies to it. Try ground turkey and stewed tomatoes or shredded chicken and snow peas.
  10. Fruit Pops. Homemade popsicles are a great treat for kids, and easy to make. Prepare everything a few hours before you plan on eating, to give them enough time to freeze. You can use any fruit, and either puree it or leave some chucks; combine with juice and pour into a popsicle tray and freeze. If you don’t have a popsicle tray, you can use an ice cube tray or small paper cups. Add a stick or plastic spoon after one hour, once it starts to set up.

There are many situations that may come up, which will require a sitter to prepare food for kids. Whether it’s an after school snack or dinner, you are sure to please your charges with these easy and tasty, healthy recipes.

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