Healthy Recipes For Kids. 5 Easy Steps To, Healthy & Delicious Chicken Nuggets!
Kids Love Chicken Nuggets, so lets make them fresh & healthy!
With any of my healthy recipes for kids, there are always some key tips for making the recipe work with your children.
*Tip – With chicken nuggets, keeping the chicken moist yet crispy is a major key.
*Tip – The bite size pieces are also a big factor. Kids find them fun and easy to manage, both mentally and physically.
*Tip – Sauces can help to get kids eating the chicken, but unless it’s a healthy homemade sauce, I would stear clear of any processed sauces.
*Tip – It’s easy enough to try some natural yoghurt as a sauce, we use that a lot in my home. If you kids aren’t keen at first, if you just keep adding a dollop on the side of their plates, before you know it they will start using it.
*Tip – Until your child gets keen on natural yoghurt, I find if I serve the chicken nuggets with my own orange mash recipe, it goes perfectly with the chicken and it also keeps it moist and saucy enough.
*Tip – This chicken nugget recipe is a baked-style, which is a much healthier option than deep-fried. If you prefer, you can shallow fry in coconut oil. I do this, especially if I am in a hurry. Coconut oil is a fabulous healthy option.
So since chicken nuggets prove to be such a fantastic treat & healthy option for kids, lets get cooking.
Baked Chicken Nuggets
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (organic if you can)
1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
1 egg beaten
1/3 cup parmesan cheese (optional * check for preservatives. some packets have them and some don’t)
pinch of celtic sea salt & pepper
1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees and cut chicken breasts into 1.5 inches pieces
2. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, celtic sea salt and pepper together
3. Dip chicken pieces in beaten egg; allowing the excess egg to drip off before dipping them into the breadcrumb mixture, making sure to roll the chicken thoroughly in the mixture until it is completely coated.
4. Oil a baking tray very well, with either olive oil or coconut oil and lay out nuggets.
5. Place in oven and bake for at least 18 minutes or until they have turned golden brown
Chicken along with eggs are rich sources of arachidonic acid, a specific type of Omega 6 fatty acid which plays well in combatting inflammation in the body.
The protein in chicken helps build muscles, increases appetite and keeps bones and teeth healthy.
It also promotes a healthy heart, improves a child’s immunity and helps kids to grow.
Be wary of eating too much chicken unless it is free range organic. The reasons why can be read up on this site wikepedia – it is just one page to read and it’s well worth it. I’m pretty sure you’ll never eat any other chicken but free range and organic again.
Notes, Tips & Variations
Don’t forget how great these are for school lunches. Though only use them for the following days school lunch otherwise you may run into bacterial problems. Another tip is to ask your kids to eat their big lunch at little lunch, that way the chicken is not so long out of the fridge.
Have a look at my Ebook, it has lots of school lunch recipes and healthy quick and clever lunch box ideas. You can find it here.