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2 recipes with meat for children

Recipes with meat for children: quick and simple

When cooking for children, simplicity is often the key to success.

Children tend to like dishes that aren't too elaborate, so quick and easy recipes are ideal.

If you have already read our article with 3 tasty recipes for children but need new ideas, here are some more for you:

  • Meatballs : Meatballs are a winning choice for kids. They can be prepared with minced meat, breadcrumbs, eggs and spices to taste. You can also hide some chopped veggies to make them even healthier.
  • Homemade beef or chicken burgers : burgers are a timeless classic. Maybe have fun preparing them at home together with your little ones with high quality minced meat, favorite seasonings and add slices of cheese. Serve them with soft bread and salad.
  • Chicken Skewers : Kids love skewers, especially if they can help create them. Simply alternate chicken pieces with colorful vegetables like peppers and onions. Cook in the oven or on the grill.

What is the best meat for children?

Here is the famous question. Choosing the best meat for children depends on various factors, including individual preferences, the child's age and dietary considerations.

Let's say that the best meat does not exist, or rather, there is one type of meat that is more nutritious than the other: for example, white meat (such as chicken or turkey) and red meat (such as beef, lamb and horse) are equally indispensable and are excellent for the growth of the child.

However, there are some meat options that are generally considered good choices for children:

  • Chicken breast : Chicken breast is lean, high in protein and generally well accepted by children for its mild flavor. It can be prepared in many different ways, such as grilled, baked or pan-fried.
  • Lean beef : Lean cuts of beef, such as sirloin or rump , are rich in iron and protein. They can be used to make lean beef burgers or pan-fried meat strips.
  • Organic Meat : When possible, opt for certified organic meat . This meat is produced without the use of antibiotics or added hormones and is often considered a healthier choice.
  • Avoid overly fatty meats : overly fatty or processed meats should be limited in children's diets. These include sausages, hot dogs and processed meats.

Always remember to adapt portions and cooking methods based on the age and individual preferences of children. It is also important to teach them the importance of a balanced diet and including a variety of foods in their diet. Always consult a pediatrician or nutritionist for specific advice on your children's diet.

2 Recipes with meat for children

1. Lemon chicken

Lemon chicken for kids? But not only! We can indulge ourselves with other cuts of meat and embellish them with lemon. Let's see a super quick version with chicken.


  • Chicken breast
  • Lemon juice
  • Chopped garlic
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Mix the lemon juice, minced garlic, fresh rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate the chicken breasts in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.

Cook the chicken on a grill or in a pan until cooked through. Serve with side dishes of your choice such as salad and seasonal vegetables.

Any alternatives?

Lemon chicken with Thermomix : here's a recipe with the Thermomix that will drive you crazy for its simplicity, amazing taste and creaminess: free-range chicken, a citrus fruit that we all love and the convenience of the Thermomix!

Meatballs with lemon : a simple, colorful and at the same time complete and fragrant dish: few ingredients, maximum yield.

Lemon scallops : lemon scallops are the most loved and appreciated throughout Italy. Tasty and very quick to make, they are the real super light meal saver perfect for children because we add the lemon juice.

2. Rolls with ham and cheese


  • 4 thin slices of chicken breast or slices of meat (veal, beef)
  • 4 slices of raw ham
  • 4 slices of cheese (chosen to your liking, for example provolone or fontina)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Start preparing the rolls: if you use chicken breast, you can flatten it slightly with a meat mallet to obtain thinner and more uniform slices.

Overlay each slice of meat with a slice of raw ham and a slice of cheese. Roll everything up carefully and close the rolls with one or two toothpicks, so that they keep their shape during cooking.

Dip the rolls first in the beaten egg and then in the mixture of breadcrumbs and cheese, pressing lightly to make the coating adhere well.

In a nonstick pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Place the rolls in the pan and cook until golden on all sides and the meat is cooked through (about 10-15 minutes).

Serve the rolls hot accompanied by side dishes of your choice, such as salad, potatoes or steamed vegetables.

Other meat roll ideas for kids? Try them:

Pan-fried chicken rolls with spinach : this recipe represents the fusion between the richness of organic chicken and the vitality of spinach, and offers a dish suitable for all occasions.

Chicken, green bean and ham rolls : sliced ​​chicken breast is the starting point for tasty and particular recipes, here's how to create an enviable single dish!

Organic meat summer rolls : organic slices, anchovies and olives: a perfect trio to create tasty and tasty Italian meat rolls.

W recipes for children

In addition to the recipes mentioned, in our recipe blog you will find a vast selection of dishes designed for adults but very adaptable to children.

From soups to pasta dishes, from meat-based dishes to vegetarian alternatives, we have recipes to suit every palate and preference. By exploring our blog, you will discover more ideas for preparing balanced and tasty meals for the whole family.