Are you constantly pulling your hair out on what to make for dinner because your kids are picky? These fun family meals will be the ticket to happy mealtimes again!
Fun Family Meals
As a parent, I feel like some of our hardest struggles are around the dinner table. With picky kids, the struggles become even harder! Thankfully nowadays there are so many fun family meals out there that put a smile on their face and yours! With these fun meal ideas, everyone can enjoy dinner again!
If you are struggling with the dinnertime battle try these great recipes and then strike up a deal to play a game afterward with the kids. Younger kids will love playing a board game together where your preteens and teens will love playing truth or dare. So grab these truth or dare questions over text so you can still be connected to them even when they are wanting to be connected to their technology. It’s the best of both worlds!
Tips to Happier Meal Times
Get kids in the kitchen- It is proven if kids help make it they are more likely to eat it!
Serve Breakfast for Dinner- It’s okay to serve eggs and bacon for dinner. It is packed full of protein and kids LOVE it!
Give up control- most dinner struggles is a battle of control. Let them lead on what they eat. It’s okay if they don’t always eat a well-balanced diet.
Dip- Eating chicken and your kids want ranch or BBQ sauce? Let them dip away if this gets them to make healthy choices.
Self serve- Let your kids add their own food to the plate. Often times we don’t think it looks like a lot of food that we put on a plate, but to a child, it might be overwhelming with the amount of food you are adding. Letting them serve themselves lets them be in control of how much they would like to eat. Who knows they might try a few peas all on their own!
Prepare Fun Family Meals- Preparing fun family meals gets your kids excited to eat! That’s why we are sharing our favorites with you in this fun roundup!
This Ultimate Chicken Dorito Casserole recipe combines rotisserie chicken, black beans, Rotel, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, taco seasoning, and of course Doritos to make the most creamy casserole you have ever tasted.
Looking for something simple but yet tasty for breakfast? Try my Air Fryer Breakfast Pizza recipe. This is such an easy throw together breakfast pizza that will win your kids and spouse over. A light and flaky crust, loaded with cheese, eggs, and can't forget sausage.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Muffins are a delicious weekday lunch or dinner option for your family. Chicken bacon ranch is one popular combination that I will never get enough of. Juicy chicken, ranch, and salty bacon piled on Bays English Muffins and baked to perfection. The right size for kids and adults to enjoy.
Baked spaghetti with garlic bread is one of my favorite pasta recipes to make. Ground beef filling, homemade pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, all mixed in and baked till golden brown on the top.
This Instant pot cornbread taco pie isn't like all the other tacos on the block! Golden brown cornbread that is topped with all the fillings a taco would have! Seasoned meats, crisp iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and all the other fixings to complete a perfect taco. What are you waiting on? Grab your Instant Pot and let's get cooking!
Ninja Foodi or air fryer Taco Pie is a way to make dinner time a fiesta! Cheesy layers of flour tortillas, taco meat, and cheese. Cook it up in your Ninja Foodi or air fryer for that crunchy edges and cheesy and tender layers of taco goodness.
This one pot Instant Pot mashed potatoes and cheeseburger meatloaf is anything but bland. If you make this I am sure your entire family or guest will be amazed. Traditional meatloaf might be a little bland, but this upgraded version is a must make!
This Italian Sliders Recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a hot Italian sub as it combines ham, salami, pepperoni, peppers, provolone cheese, and roasted peppers into a delicious sandwich on a Hawaiian roll to serve for dinner, appetizers, or for the big game.
This incredibly easy Hamburger French Onion Casserole will soon become a go-to dish in your home as it combines egg noodles, ground beef, and french onion soup and is then topped with crispy french onions and cheese. This is the ultimate comfort dish bursting with flavor.
These incredibly moist Air Fryer Cornflake Chicken Tenders are so delicious and so crispy as it combines mayonnaise, crumbled cornflakes, parmesan cheese and then flavored with spices to make an irresistible meal with a fraction of the calories from other chicken tenders.
Funeral potatoes combine frozen shredded potatoes, onions, sour cream, and cheese to create a creamy cheesy dish that the whole family will love. Top with the potato chip topping and you will be adding this to your weekly meal plan, it’s that good and simple.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is comfort at its finest as it combines chicken, broccoli rice, and seasonings to create an easy dish your family will love. It is also the perfect dish to make ahead of time for those busy nights.