Try out this super easy and delicious toddler meal recipe for lunch or dinner – chicken risotto! It’s quick to prepare and it stays good in the fridge for 2 days. But most importantly, it’s healthy for your little one. It’s great to include it on a balanced diet for good health.
Scientific research shows that poultry meat has a valuable and at the same time moderate energy content. It’s has great nutritional quality – a good source of B-group vitamins such thiamin, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid. Further more, minerals like iron, zinc and copper make poultry meat a valuable food not only for your little one. Additionally, epidemiological studies performed across the world, show that consumption of poultry meat, as part of a vegetable-rich diet, is associated with a risk reduction of developing overweight and obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Also, white meat (and poultry in particular) is considered moderately protective or neutral on cancer risk.
Finally, further scientific reseach shows that a great deal of the brain’s ultimate structure and capacity is shaped early in life before the age of 3 years. Among the factors that influence early brain development, the provision of optimal nutrition in the first 1000 days of life stands out. So, it’s well worth to prepare healthy meals for our little ones to help them grow smart and healthy.
Therefore, there it is – quick, easy and healthy chicken risotto!
Easy, healthy toddler meal for lunch or dinner - Chicken Risotto in a skillet
- 2 uncooked boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 small cup of risotto rice ( takes around 20 minutes to cook it)
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
- optional spearmint
1. Put all ingredients into a non-stick skillet, cover and cook for at least 25 minutes at medium heat.
2. Stir from time to time especially towards the end of the cook time.
3. Let it sit off the heat for at least 5 minutes.
4 Enjoy with your little one!
Happy Cooking and Eating!