Cheap, easy, healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas?

Question by Dale: Cheap, easy, healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas?
I am 22, just out of college, got a fulltime job, and just inherited my three younger brothers and sisters. I don’t have the money to take them out to eat a lot, and have next to no cooking skills – but trying to learn. We have existed on a diet of ramen noodles, hot dogs, and warmed up fishsticks, chicken nuggets, and pizza. And mac and cheese, must not forget the mac and cheese.

I tried looking at some cookbooks in the bookstore. They scared me. Sorry, but I don’t think the kids are going to eat “Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce” Matter of fact I am certain of it, because I asked and they just looked at me. We have been laughing about it ever since.

But seriously, I wanna feed them good food. They have had a crappy time of it, and I figure its the least I can do. Healthy stuff, not the three times warmed up crap I got off the grocery store freezer shelf up till now.

I tried my own list. I got spaghetti – how hard can it be? Chili. I think I can do chili. I am honestly at a loss for anything else though. Any ideas are appreciated. Nothing too complicated, I work all day and don’t have the time or energy for it. Just normal food. If you have a cookbook with SIMPLE food for someone who can barely boil water, please dear god tell me – but don’t throw it up there unless you personally own and use the book.

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Answer by Melinda Sue Fritz
turkey burgers

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Can you give me a healthy kid-friendly easy recipe?

Question by Mrs. Wiles: Can you give me a healthy kid-friendly easy recipe?
Hi,
My hubby is going to Iraq soon. So its just going to be me and my 2 daughters (ages 5 and 2) for awhile. What i am looking for is some easy healthy kid friendly recipes. I am also hoping that these recipes have “normal” ingredients, LoL. Like i have NO idea what a leek is, i don’t know if that is even know if thats spelled right.
Anyways… healthy….kid friendly. I would like to lose some weight while he is gone and not have to make a separate meal for my kids and also add some recipes to my very small collection that are healthy. Please don’t refer me to any recipe sights because I’ve looked at a billion of them and have found very little that helps me. I would like mother tested and approved Ideas. Thanks in advance 🙂

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Answer by igi
boil water

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Easy recipes for dinner that are kid-friendly!!!!!?

Question by AstonishingAries<3: Easy recipes for dinner that are kid-friendly!!!!!?
My kids love to cook, and Im wondering if their are any family favorites of yours that are kid-friendly. Ages are 10, 8, and 7. I want them to cook something for dinner tonight by themselves. They will be happy!! Thanks!

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Answer by SYNDIA
Try browning up some ground beef and season it then mix into Boxed mac & cheese with a can of corn my kids love it.

also home made pizzas (sort of)
Again brown up some ground beef get some sandwhich size rolls slice in the middle add meat & sauce w/ mozzarella stick it in the oven for 10 min.
The kids could even help!

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