Monday, November 30, 2009

Great Recipes For Vegetarian Kids

By Mike Jackson

Bringing up vegetarian kids can be tough. A parent will need to make sure that their children have enough dairy and protein in their diet. Even if your child is not vegetarian but you would like him or her to eat more veggies you should make these recipes for vegetarian youngsters.

Not just healthy, they are tasty and fun to make too.

Vegetable curry - This can be made by chopping some potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, aubergine and zucchini into bite-size pieces and boiling them in coconut milk with curry paste. This healthy dish is a great way to get your kids used to spices. Make the curry mild at first and then make it hotter as your children get used to it.

Spinach ravioli - It is possible to buy packet spinach ravioli or make them yourself. You can make these fun to eat but discussing how many to make and involving the kids. Alternative fillings are cheese or mushrooms. Serve the ravioli with a tomato sauce and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese. The advantage is this recipe is that it uses spinach which many children will not eat.

Vegetable quesadillas - These are very quick and easy to prepare. Place cheese and green and red peppers between two tortilla pieces and toast in your toaster or under the grill until cheese melts and the quesadilla is stuck together. Serve with a home-made salsa incorporating tomatoes, onions and cilantro. Cover with sour cream. This recipe for vegetarian children is very colourful and tastes great.

Grilled vegetable sandwich - Cut some peppers, courgettes, eggplant, onions and tomatoes and marinate in olive oil and dark balsamic vinegar with pepper and salt. Cook the vegetables in the over or on a grill pan until they are soft. Use them to fill toasted slices of whole-wheat bread or herby bread. This healthy lunch recipe for vegetarian youngsters can be served with home-made chips.

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