10 ONE-POT MEALS TO PLEASE PICKY EATERS
This blog is for you if you have trouble feeding finicky eaters, and you’re looking for quick and easy recipes to make things a little easier. This list of 21 one-pot meals (plus a few extras) is sure to please even the most discerning palates.
When I was a kid, I was not allowed to be particular about what I ate. Either you eat everything or you didn’t. Tiny green particles in the packages of quick noodles (crazy), green veggies in the dumpling filling of my mother’s (at one time, I had the audacity to eat just crispy skins), and fish were just a few things that I used to be averse to.
Given my mom’s iron-clad rule, I was able to overcome my aversion to some foods because of my limited recollection of these kinds of situations. While on a diet as a teenager, I remember eating hummus on whole wheat bread as a snack.
I didn’t bother eating the crusts because the toast was so dry and crumbly (this was before my mum started cooking homemade multigrain bread). In her hawk-eyed glare, my mother exclaimed, “Who do you think that you are?!?” “Drink it up!” So we had no illusions that we were delicate and unique tiny snowflakes that received exceptional treatment, to put it mildly.
But we know that even the best among us may be affected by the whims of picky eaters, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite one-pot dishes that have been shown to pacify fussy eaters. They may even beg for second and third servings, so don’t be surprised! Almost a month’s worth of dinners can be found on the list! Best of luck!
Eventually, they become so finicky that you’re anxious to feed them anything they’ll eat. That’s a problem since either they don’t get enough variety, or you’re stuck cooking for two people! People don’t want it. If you’ve been hearing good things about these foods from real parents, we’d love to hear from you! The key is to feed them a lot of protein and basic vegetables—and feel free to experiment with different ingredients! Is it just sweet potatoes that they eat? It’s time to get them in the water. Do they view spinach as the devil while peas go unnoticed? Take a chance. At the very least, they’ll ask for seconds and even thirds!
BOLOGNESE SPAGHETTI IN CHINESE CUISINE
If you’re looking for a dinnertime winner, go no further than Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese. Frozen peas and the basic yet tasty spices make this a well-rounded dish that kids will beg for more. Alternatively, you may create our Cantonese Beef Rice Bowls, which are a dish very similar to this.
RICE COOKER RIBS AND RICE
Make this dish in the rice cooker and let it do all the work! For a fuss-free dinner with kid-friendly vegetables like frozen peas and carrots, this recipe pulls together quickly and provides uncomplicated flavors.
SLOW COOKER LAZY NOODLES IN 15 MINUTES
Like buttered noodles in China, this dish has a lot more taste, so you won’t have to make two meals out of it.
STIR-FRY BOWLS WITH BEEF AND EGG
If you’re in the market for a protein-packed, nutritious choice, give this a shot. Chicken tenders were a family favorite growing up, but if you have a fussy child, they may be as sick of them as you are.
GYUDON (JAPANESE BEEF AND RICE BOWLS)
When it comes to Japanese foods that are easy to make, this Gyudon serves as a good example of what you’ll get at this restaurant. These beefy stews are sure to please even the most discerning eaters!
CHICKEN THIGHS ROASTED WITH LEMON AND POTATOES
You can achieve this in the easiest way possible. Everything is prepared in a single pan. Add a kid-friendly vegetable like carrots to the potatoes and you’ve got a whole supper.
YOUNG CHOW FRIED RICE
Fried rice is always a good choice for kids. Young Chow Fried Rice is rich with protein and may be customized with the vegetables that will keep you going through supper without a groan.
VEGETABLE LO MEIN
This Vegetable Lo Mein may be a hit with certain youngsters, but it’s the end-of-week fridge clean-out element that may be the real draw. It doesn’t matter what vegetables you have on hand at the end of the week; you can always use my mom’s rule of thumb…
GREEN GODDESS PESTO WITH SALMON PASTA
This is my all-time favorite pasta meal! It’s a dish that’s out of this world, and it’s best served during the warm summer months when fresh herbs are at their peak. Serve this to anyone who is fed up with the same old spaghetti and red sauce. If you don’t like salmon, feel free to substitute chicken.
10 MINUTE KOREAN CRISPY PORK BELLY KIMCHI BOWL
Once you have a few special items, making Korean food at home is surprisingly simple. It’s so easy to put together that it may become a regular part of your diet.