One of my friends just launched her own parenting blog, talking about how she copes with five kids and a full-time job. On Working Mother Of The Year, she not only discusses tips to manage it all, but also shares hilarious stories about the kids and her busy life as a working supermom. With her kids’ ages ranging from 31 to six years old, she recently told me that it’s sometimes tough to come up with new quick recipes that will please all ages. I took up the challenge to round up easy savormania recipes to inspire the mothers out there that need to cook in record time while satisfying the tastes of everyone in their household, husbands included! Who can say no to a delicious muffin for a snack or a decadent lasagna for dinner? You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy these recipes!
Great for a snack or even for breakfast, these blueberry muffins can be prepared in no more than 35 minutes. Bake them on a Sunday and freeze them to eat whenever desired — simply reheat them and enjoy! Click here for the recipe →
MINI RED VELVET CUPCAKES
Every kid (and surely adult) loves cupcakes! These cupcakes are miniature versions of the famous Red Velvet, packed with chocolate and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting. Their miniature size makes them the perfect small bite to have with a glass of milk for a snack. They’re freezer-friendly too, so you can whip up a batch of 24 mini cupcakes and store them for the months to come! Click here for the recipe →
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES STUFFED WITH NUTELLA
You can’t get away with writing a kid-friendly recipe post without mentioning cookies. I grew up snacking on Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (and still do), so the combination of peanut butter and chocolate will always be my favorite comfort food. These peanut butter cookies are just as good as Reeses Peanut Butter Cups as they include another childhood favorite — Nutella! They’re ready in no time and are perfect to add to your child’s lunch box to take to school. Beware: include more than one cookie as other kids will probably want some! Click here for the recipe →
ROASTED TOMATO SOUP
I never thought tomato soup could be so good until I tried making one with roasted tomatoes. This soup is full of other veggies besides tomato, such as onion, carrot and celery. It’s amazing when served next to a grilled cheese sandwich, and dunking it into the soup is highly recommended! This recipe is also freezer-friendly and can be prepared in less than 45 minutes, grilled cheese sandwich on the side included. Click here for the recipe →
SMOKED SALMON AND WATERCRESS QUICHE
Did you know that watercress is the healthiest vegetable in the world? It contains more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and even more vitamin C than oranges! This smoked salmon and watercress quiche is a fun and yummy way to get your kids to eat more veggies and proteins! Click here for the recipe →
STRAWBERRY MINT SMOOTHIE
Get the kids to eat more fruits in a fun and colorful way by preparing this smoothie right before you set off to work. Full of vitamin C, this strawberry mint smoothie will give them all the energy they need to start the day. Click here for the recipe →
This meatless lasagna is a favorite among all age groups, as it has the ideal balance of cheese, tomato sauce and pasta to please all tastes. It has no vegetables at all, so if your kids are anti-vegetable this one is definitely a winner. It can be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer until ready to cook, making it a great dish to quickly pop in the oven when you’re back from work and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Click here for the recipe →
Paella is made for sharing and eating straight from the pan, making it the perfect dish to serve at a family dinner. This one is full of veggies hidden in a pile of soft and crispy rice, so if your kids hate vegetables this is a fun way to make them appreciate them more. Plus, you’ll be sharing some great moments around the table as you fight for who gets to eat the last spoonful of paella. Click here for the recipe →
What do you tend to cook for the kids? Share your fun tips and meal ideas in the comment box below!