Meal Ideas for Kids: Roasted Veggie Kabobs

Children burn a lot of energy during the day and need to keep their little batteries charged as they to learn to read, write, spell and do their schoolwork. One of the best ways to do this is with nutritional, wholesome foods.To help keep your little ones going throughout the day, we’re happy to feed more than just their minds with healthy meal ideas for kids.  Children can even help create these recipes with you!

 

Today’s great meal idea for kids: Roasted Veggie Kabobs!

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“Begin with a bag of frozen veggies.  You can use any blend that you like.  Put them in a bowl and let them thaw for a little bit, or put them in the microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute just to soften them up a bit.

Then begin skewering the veggies.  If they are breaking when you try to put them on, you need to thaw the veggies a little longer.  Mine were still slightly frozen, but soft enough to skewer them easily.meal-ideas-kids-veggie-healthy

Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Season to your preference.  We have tried and like: Garlic Salt Blend, Black Pepper, Lemon Pepper, or  Lemon and Lime Juice (or a combination of those)

Bake at 400 degrees F for 16-20 minutes.  If you like them a little more al dente, bake them on the shorter side.  If you like a softer veggie, bake them longer.

That’s it!  One pan and you are done.  From start to finish this takes about 20 minutes and most of that is baking time! Your kids will never think of veggies the same.  Try different veggies and see which ones your kids devour.  On a cold winter day, this is the perfect after school snack for your kids to come home to. “

After your children have finished this tasty meal and helped clean up, talk with them about what they learned.  Chances are, they really enjoyed helping to prepare it and didn’t even realize that they were learning during the process!

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