As a working mum of two and with my third babe nearly here I relate completely to those “oh crap” nights when you have five minutes to get something on the table before hangry sets in.
These quick and easy freezer meal prep for kids meals are PERFECT for kids and take less than an hour to prepare from start to finish. For me, it’s less about needing to prepare freezer meals and more about knowing I can relax and breathe because there is a fall-back option for those unpredictable nights (we all know those ones!).
The meals shared in this HEALTHY ON A BUDGET series video are all kid-approved and incredibly simple to make. You don’t need fancy ingredients (in fact, you probably have everything you need in your fridge and pantry already!) and you certainly don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen.
You can follow along with the video. But all recipes can also be found in my new kids recipe book HER NOURISHED KIDS (available HERE).
WATCH THE QUICK AND EASY FREEZER MEAL PREP for kids video here:
Serving suggestions for each meal:
3 ingredient pancakes:
Defrost and serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Defrost and serve with a dollop of coconut yogurt and good quality honey.
Slice and serve as a lunch box snack (you can place these in the lunch box still frozen as they will defrost in time for the morning snack).
Simple Chicken Meatballs:
Defrost in fridge, heat and serve with a good quality pasta/zucchini noodles and pasaata sauce (pureed tomatoes).
Defrost in fridge, heat and serve as rissoles alongside your child’s favourite vegetables and pasta/rice/starchy vegetables.
Defrost in fridge, heat and serve in wraps with your child’s favourite wrap ingredients.
Coconut Crumbed Chicken Tenders:
Defrost in fridge, heat and serve alongside your child’s favourite vegetables and pasta/rice.
Serve with a satay dipping sauce (recipe is in Her Nourished Kids) and steamed vegetables.
Serve as part of a ‘picking plate’ dinner.
Defrost, heat and stir through tahini and a dollop of coconut yogurt before serving. The recipe for my simple pumpkin soup can also be found HERE.
If you try these healthy meal prep for kids recipes I’d LOVE to see! Share your snaps on Instagram and tag @her.nourished!
For more SUPER easy, kid-friendly meals made using easy-to-find ingredients you’ll LOVE my new recipe book HER NOURISHED KIDS! Her Nourished Kids is available from August 27 in printed and ebook format. It’s a must-have for any parent!
Learn more about Her Nourished Kids and my meal time success program for toddlers HERE.
Krissy Ropiha is a Certified Nutrition and Health Coach specialising in early childhood nutrition and a Psychology graduate (BScPsycHons). She is passionate about supporting, inspiring and empowering busy mums to take back control of their family’s health, get nourishing meals on the table in less than 30 minutes and achieve happy and successful family meal times.
Strive for nourishment, not perfection.