Healthy Family Dinner Ideas Picky Eaters

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It’s been a busy day and being a picky eater, you didn’t get to have a healthy breakfast or lunch. Now it’s dinner time and you’re trying to fix a healthy meal with the little time you have at hand. How do you fix a delicious and healthy meal for dinner? We discuss healthy family dinner ideas for picky eaters you can cook easily.

Stuffed Cabbage

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This meal comprises a filling of minced pork or beef with onions and rice, encased in parboiled cabbage leaves. 

To make this meal, you parboil cabbage leaves in boiling water. You make the filling by combining rice, onion, bread crumbs and more. You also make the sauce separately in heated oil. Spread your sauce in a baking dish, cut out the cabbage leaf, place the fillings into one end and roll up. Bake for 15 minutes, with the baking dish covered with foil, until thoroughly cooked. This meal is healthy, delicious and takes less than 30mins to make.

You should note that stuffed cabbage rolls are not keto-friendly.

Baked Chicken Breast

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Ingredients to make this delicious, tasty, and healthy meal include: smoked paprika, dried oregano or rosemary seasoning, spices, and avocado oil. 

Your oven should be preheated to 450° to ensure baking, and not steaming. You should note that baked chicken breast is cooked uncovered. Covering the meal during cooking will result in boiled chicken instead of baked chicken. The meal is ready when the meat thermometer stuck inside the chicken reads 150°. Baked Chicken Breast can be served with whole grain side or salad side.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini is easily-made. The meal cooks in less than 35 mins. Zucchini with the inside carved out is stuffed with sausage and breadcrumbs to make the perfect dinner. This meal is extremely low in carbs.

Ingredients to use involve large zucchini, olive oil, sliced chicken sausage, Italian breadcrumbs, shredded mozzarella and fontina, as well as fresh basil already chopped.

Indian Shrimp and Lentils

Lentils are known to be a good source of protein. They also absorb other flavors quite well. In the Indian Shrimp and Lentils, the lentils absorb flavor from shallot, garlic, masala, and cream, providing a creamy protein-rich bed accommodating the shrimp.

Ingredients needed include chopped shallot, minced garlic, chopped ginger, garam masala, ground pepper, chopped tomato, red lentils, peeled and deveined shrimp, spinach, coconut cream, chopped cilantro and unsalted butter.


Getting to make a dinner that is both delicious and healthy may prove hard. It gets even harder if you have a picky eater in the family, and not much time to make meals. Hence, we discuss some healthy family dinner ideas picky eaters.

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