If you need easy dinner recipe ideas for kids that are milk and gluten-free then dive straight in. This dinner idea for kids is delicious, healthy and better still, screened and put together by your children’s dietitian.
Mushrooms are a brilliant brain food for kids as it is packed with selenium. Also rich in fibre, it counts towards your child’s daily portion of vegetables.
For a vegetarian or vegan dining experience, substitute the chicken for butter beans.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots, chopped finely
2 chicken breasts, diced
2 sprigs of thyme
250g wholemeal tagliatelle (gluten-free variety as required)
1 small punnet chestnut mushrooms
1/2 porcini stock cube* (optional)
300g medley of mushrooms
1-2 tablespoons Oatly Organic Creamy Oat
*may contain traces of milk, speak to your dietitian if this worries you
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and cook the shallots for 1- 2 minutes.
- Add the chicken and thyme and cook until the chicken pieces have just browned.
- Add all of the mushrooms, stirring often and cover to cook if required.
- Dissolve the stock cube in a small cup of boiling water and add to the chicken. Continue to cook until most of the water has disappeared or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to a boil and cook the pasta following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Now return to your chicken and once the pasta is cooked, combine the chicken and pasta tossing to ensure that the mushroom sauce coats the pasta well.
- Stir in the dairy-free cream or choose one of your choices to substitute the dish.
TIP: this chicken and mushroom tagliatelle dish is excellent with standard pasta if your child is following a normal diet.
If your child is not following a milk-free diet, why not substitute the Oatly cream with regular cream cheese? Delicious, and a quick and easy recipe for the kids.
This healthy toddler meal can obviously be enjoyed by the family or you will have plenty of leftovers for a few meals. Dig in!
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