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A Simple, 7-Day, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Dinner Plan

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Here is a 7-day kid-friendly healthy dinner plan especially for those kids who need to eat healthier and for any moms (like me) who want to have their family become healthier eaters. When I am trying to come up with new dinner recipes, I prefer dishes that are simpler to make. I’m already so busy, and typically exhausted as it is, that it can be frustrating to be missing an ingredient from a recipe I planned to make. It’s much easier to try new recipes if they are simple to make and also end up tasting good, too.

MONDAY: Easy Chicken Enchiladas

  • Have a side of rice (small portion) and sautéed bell peppers

TUESDAY: Baked Chicken Nuggets

  • Have a side of salad or baked potato or sweet potato fries

WEDNESDAY: Black Bean Quesadillas

  • Have with a small portion of brown rice

THURSDAY: Sesame Shrimp-Veggie Stir Fry

  • This has so many good nutrients, you don’t really need a side, but if you want one, consider a light salad or small portion of rice

FRIDAY: Hidden Veggie Pizza Recipe

SATURDAY: Perfect Veggie Omelette Recipe

  • Have some fruit (like grapes, sliced peaches, or apples) for a side

SUNDAY: Rainbow Buddha Bowls for Kids

  • Have some fruit on the side for this dish, too. This one looks super fun

My kids approved all of these recipes and said they looked good and that they would eat them. Some of these recipes we have already tried with slight variations. For the ones we haven’t tried yet, we will definitely be trying soon.


A Simple, 7-Day, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Dinner Plan

Heather Gilmore

My name is Heather Gilmore. I am so happy to be able to have a space to share helpful insights and resources to other moms out there. Being a parent is hard work and I hope to be able to give you tips and strategies to make it at least a little bit easier and more enjoyable. We love our kids but any mom knows that they can also be exhausting and overwhelming at times, as well. I have a master's degree in social work. I work as a children's therapist. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and work with children with autism spectrum disorder. Additionally, I am a freelance writer specializing in topics related to children and families. I have my own company called Hope Family Resources which provides resources in person and online to help families find greater hope, health, and happiness. See my site and learn more about me at: or email me at I have also published books on Amazon. Search for "Discpline and Parenting Strategies for Kids with ADHD," "Have Peace: How to Have Peace in Your Busy, Chaotic Life," and "Sibling Rivalry: How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry so You Won't Have to Anymore,"

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APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2017). A Simple, 7-Day, Kid-Friendly, Healthy Dinner Plan. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from


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