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Child Friendly Recipes 

Children under the age of 11 have different nutritional needs than adults. Children between 5 and 11 years of age should be consuming around 1800 calories per day, including 220g of carbohydrates and 70g of fat.  
 
They can eat a lot of the same meals you yourself would eat, but you should never add salt whilst cooking for children, and should avoid foods naturally high in salt. To go with the active lifestyle of a school aged child, we as childcarers need to ensure they are eating a varied and balanced diet to encourage growth and development. 
Ensure they get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables – this can of course be balanced out with the odd biscuit! 
 
On this page, I will provide a variety of recipes that are healthy and nutritious, as well as being easy for parents and nannies to batch cook – this enables you to feed the whole family, save the left overs for the next day, or freeze them for that busy day when you have 5 minutes between after school clubs! 
Red meat is a great source of iron for children, and the cheesy sauce makes lasagne a big hit with children everywhere! 
Children should have 2 portions of fish per week (up to 4 portions for boys), including an oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. This fish pie can be cooked as a family meal, or separated into individual ramekins for toddlers. This dish can also be frozen. 
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