Parenting over 5 years ago by Liz Adams

Our Favorite Foods for Charlie + Jack!

Feeding your kiddos can be a battle. In my mind I always thought we would be this perfect little family who eats dinner every night together at the dining room table but that just doesn’t happen. My goal is that in a couple years we will but right now my monsters are hungry at 5:30pm and mama better whip up dinner QUICK.

I don’t think moms like to admit it but most nights ease wins out over well-prepared meals for Charlie and Jack. If I can plan ahead and prepare roasted veggies at the beginning of the week then I am #winning. Usually I like to stock up on things that fells up their bellies and encourages them to try a few different things. I’ll also save any leftovers from our meals and the boys can enjoy the following night. Here are a few of our favorite things to buy for our kids:

Proteins for kids

  • rotisserie chicken
  • Applegate all beef hotdogs
  • Kidfresh chicken meatballs
  • Archer Farms all natural chicken nuggets
  • Modern Table gluten free pasta (packed with protein!)
  • Applegate chicken + maple breakfast sausage
  • tuna salad
  • deli turkey

Fruits + Veggies for kids

  • Dr. Praegers spinach and kale bites
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • frozen peas
  • steamed broccoli
  • Green Giant veggies tots (broccoli + cheese)
  • Kidfresh cauliflower tots
  • cucumbers
  • avocados
  • raspberries, strawberries, blueberries
  • bananas
  • sumo oranges
  • honeycrisp apples
  • pears

Snacks for kids

  • Babybel cheese
  • apple sauce
  • pretzels
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • apples with almond butter
  • sumo oranges
  • cucumbers w/o skin
  • tortilla chips with hummus
  • cottage cheese
  • Cliff Bar Z bars for Kids

Here is an example of meals for Charlie and Jack:

Breakfast: waffles with peanut butter or two ingredient pancakes, chicken sausage, fruit OR peanut butter bananas, cinnamon toast (melted butter with cinnamon) and blueberries

Lunch: rotisserie chicken, cucumbers, Pirates Booty and oranges OR peanut butter + jelly sandwich, apples w/o the skin, Pirates Booty

Dinner: Kidsfresh chicken meatballs, avocado, strawberries OR Applegate hotdogs, cauliflower tots, steamed broccoli, raspberries OR Pasta, Rao’s marinara sauce, Dr. Praegers spinach bites, blueberries OR mac & cheese, frozen peas, apples

If you’re looking for a few family recipe ideas we love these turkey meatballs, these turkey burgers, enchiladas minus the jalapeños, skinny chicken pot pie, healthy two ingredient pancakes and mini blueberry muffins!

Be sure to pop by my friend’s blogs below to see their strategy for feeding their kiddos + more recipe ideas!!

Isn’t That Charming

What am I missing? Anything?? Let’s share our favorite recipes for kids in the comments so everyone can benefit!!