Kid-Friendly Summer Recipe Round-Up


Kids are adorable until they get to the dinner table and see a plate that is full of vitamin and minerals. Kids do not want gourmet. They want simple, easy-to-eat foods. Thanks to a lot of ingenious parents all around the world, there is no reason why you cannot give them both. 

1.     Chicken Roll-Ups

 If you want to reduce your child’s caloric intake, substituting bread for tortillas make for a go-to roll-up that you can fill with your child’s favorite things. As you still want to get in a daily dose of fruits or vegetables, it also gives you the perfect opportunity to reduce them to a spread that your child will crave all summer long. 

·     Breakfast: Egg Burrito

Scramble an egg. You can mix in diced vegetables like tomatoes or spinach as well. Lightly warm a tortilla and add a thin layer of cheese. Add the egg and slice.

·     Lunch: PB, Honey, And Banana Roll-Up

Mix the peanut butter and honey together and spread thinly over a tortilla. Add sliced bananas on top and roll up. Cut them in pieces to make it easier to eat.

·     Dinner: Chicken Roll-ups

1 Cup Of Chicken Shredded Thinly

Cream Cheese

Vegetable Mix

Put your kid’s favorite vegetables in a food processor. When reduced in size, add them to cream cheese and make a tasty spread. Warm a tortilla lightly. Add a thin layer to a tortilla and add shredded chicken as well as any additional vegetables you know your child likes. It makes an easy summer dinner recipe kids will love. 


·     Pizza 

Warm a tortilla. Make a tomato base by blending tomatoes and vegetables. Add cheese and any meat base. Microwave for 30 seconds. Cut the pizza in four.

·     Gluten-Free Substitute: If you come from a family who needs gluten-free recipes, a delicious substitute for a roll-up is a corn-based tortilla which you can use to make a bean and cheese quesadilla or tostadas. 


2.     Easy Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients: 1 box cream cheese, 1 cooked and diced chicken breast, 6 ounces of parmesan cheese, ¼ cup butter, 2 cups milk, salt, white pepper, and garlic powder.  

Cook fettuccine(or gluten free penne). Cook Alfredo sauce. Add cooked chicken breast and sauce to fettuccine or penne noodles. Mix and serve. It is great meatless as well.


3.     Summer Juice Recipes

The problem with pre-packaged juices is that the sugar count is high. Summer fruits that are high in water content make idea natural juices. Try making a kid-friendly juice with watermelon, peaches, strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. You can also mix them and add it to ice in a blender to make summer smoothies. 

Directions: Clean fruit thoroughly. Put one or more fruits in a blender. When liquefied, pour into a strainer. Add honey if you crave a sweeter taste. Pour over ice and serve.

Do you have a kid-friendly summer recipe that your family loves? We would love to hear about it. You can also read more about summer recipes on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 

Steve Horrell