The hot and sunny weeks of summer vacation are here. While the little ones are thrilled to be freed from the classroom for the foreseeable future, parents may be forgiven for being less than overjoyed by the prospect of what the next two months will bring. After a couple of weeks, it may feel as if you’re spending every spare minute in the kitchen, repeatedly preparing the kids’ breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It won’t be long before you realize that this rigorous routine isn’t going to sustainable through to September. We’re here to help you out with 12 quick and easy meals which the kids will love (and you probably will too), to get you through the remainder of the summer.
You don’t need to resort to feeding your kids store-bought frozen meals every day this summer. Although this option may be necessary on the busiest of days, the following quick and easy recipes all require less than 30 minutes of hands-on time, allowing you to get on with everything else that needs to be done, while still serving the vacationing children a wholesome, homemade meal.
With recipes ranging from an incredibly speedy microwave macaroni and cheese, to nutritious salmon cakes, to super easy (and easily altered and improvised) chicken fried rice, there’s no shortage of options or variation for quick, child-friendly recipes. Make sure you always remember to make more than you need: Dinner leftovers successfully turn into the tastiest, no-cooking required, homemade lunch the next day.
Read on to discover our top 12 recipes that will keep your kids well-fed throughout the entire summer vacation.