Have you been struggling to get your kids to eat some protein-packed food? Well, if this is what makes you feel any better, you are not the only one facing this situation. According to statistics, 46% of children are picky eaters at some point between 1.5 and 6 years. Kids today are super fussy about food and moms are always looking for ways to feed them nutritious food, but taste and nutrition – not the best of friends, unfortunately! However, they still keep running through lots of ideas.
Have you tried experimenting with lamb yet? Yes, lamb! Excellent quality Australian lamb is not just tasty, but it is also packed with protein and iron. This makes them an excellent food for kids as well as adults. However, a traditionally cooked lamb recipe might not appeal to your kid. To make things easier for you, here are six lamb dishes that your kid will love for sure:
1. Tiny lamb burgers:
These little bunnies are perfect for the kids’ table, whether it is a regular family dinner or a birthday party. Lamb is juicy meat, so even when prepared ahead of time, the patties stay moist and flavourful. A handful of ingredients and an oven is all you need to make them work. Sitting inside a buttery fresh bun with a little lettuce and a ketchup smiley on top, this recipe is always an epic win.
2. Little lamb shank pies:
Who said kids only love sweet pies? Not all pies have to be pleasing to be loved! These little lamb shank pies are not just cute to look at, but they are simply delicious. These lamb pies are easy to make and a great way to use leftover lamb shanks. You can use store-bought pastry, season the meat with your favorite ingredients. Stuff the pastry and pop into the oven, till they rise golden and brown. Serve them as a snack, pack them for school lunch or make a family meal out of them. Surely, even adults don’t mind some yummy homemade pie!
3. Rolled up lamb pastries:
Kids love finger food, why not use this as an advantage and entice them into trying these subtly spiced rolls made with lamb mince? These easy to fix rolls can be made with filo pastry that is available at most supermarkets. They are juicy inside and crunchy on the outside.
4. Chickpea Lamb pops:
When food looks like little ping-pong balls, there’s no stopping the kids. This delicious combination of chickpea flesh, cheese, and lamb meat is yum and packed with protein. All you need to do is- combine all the ingredients, add salt and pepper, roll them up and cook them with a spoon of oil. You can make a double batch as these pops are freezer friendly!
5. Lamb and vegetable soup:
An ideal recipe for winter nights and the flu days for kids as well as adults. This recipe is a combination of deliciousness combined with comfort. In water add lamb, carrots, celery, potatoes, turnip, onions and soup mix and let it simmer away till everything is tender. Serve with your kid’s favorite crackers, soup sticks or bread.
6. Lamb and potato hotpot:
You could not separate kids from potatoes, especially when it comes to them as their very own personal ramekin. However, they are topped with potato ringlets; you can easily pack these hotpots with lamb, carrots, spinach, and celery. Kids would love this magical combination of potatoes, lamb meat, and cheese. Always keep one extra as they will surely ask for more after polishing their first.
So, what are you waiting for? Just try these beautiful recipes and feed your kids some healthy yummy goodness. You bet they will keep coming back for more.