Do you struggle to provide dinners for your child that are nutritious and yet appealing? Maybe you have a picky eater. Maybe you need some ideas for those nights when just the kids are eating.
Here at Creative Kid Snacks, we focus a lot on healthy lunch ideas for kids, as well as lots of healthy snack ideas, but today we have a healthy dinner with chicken, fresh carrots, red pepper, corn, avocado, and cheese. They will not be able to resist! (By the way, if you’re interested to see our lunch version of a hot air balloon, here it is).
1/2 grilled chicken breast
3.4 c corn
1/4 diced red pepper
2 t guacamole
1 baby carrot
1 piece string cheese
Grill or saute a chicken breast. We love to rub this spice on our chicken before cooking. Cook a 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick chicken breast 4 minutes per side on medium high heat. After removing from grill or saute pan, let sit for 2 minutes, then cut into shape for a balloon basket. Next, slice rounds off of a piece of string cheese and arrange off to the side of the plate to look like a cloud. Slice two thin strips from the remaining portion of string cheese for strings coming up from the basket. Create the balloon by adding your heated corn to the plate in a circular shape. Sprinkle the red pepper in with the corn. Next, slice a baby carrot lengthwise into a thin section. Cut in half width-wise to look like a person in the balloon. Slice 4 little strips from the remaining carrot and place two next to the little body to look like arms, and two along the bottom of the plate to look like tree trunks. Add a dollop of guacamole atop each carrot, and your dinner is complete.
Nutritional Benefits of this Plate:
This plate is full of lots of wonderful, whole foods we want our kids to eat!
Chicken: a wonderful source of lean protein
Red Pepper: tons of Vitamin A, C, and K
Avocado: beneficial fats, protein, anti-inflammatory properties
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