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Ideas for toddler ready meals that aren't pastabased

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Relivingmyouth Tue 03-Jun-14 14:51:11

Hi I need inspiration please.

Kids have had pasta four days running as I've been working and it's all I've had in the freezer in kiddy portions.

Can you please help with other ideas?
So far I have thought a little mini roast and chilli and rice.

It needs to be as veg laden as possible. And dd isn't keen on curry. The more I can hide the veg the better winkwinkwink


TwelveLeggedWalk Tue 03-Jun-14 14:55:50

Cottage pie
Beany cheesy pie
Frittata - not ready meal but if you prep the veg in advance takes less time than reheating a ready meal
Pizza - Again not ready meal but quick and you can hide a multitude of sins veg under the cheese

FreeButtonBee Tue 03-Jun-14 14:59:42

moussaka is a good one

shep pie and cottage pie

risotto - pea and prawn, butternut squash and feta

Thurlow Tue 03-Jun-14 15:01:14

Stews and bolognese? You can blend a lot of vegetables into both of them! Also you could try serving them with couscous instead of pasta, it takes even less time than pasta to cook.

sharond101 Tue 03-Jun-14 21:58:15

Quesadilla, enchiladas, meatballs

CorporateRockWhore Tue 03-Jun-14 22:01:47

Fish pie with peas, onions, mushrooms, spinach. Add neep to the mash too.

SkiSchoolRun Tue 03-Jun-14 22:03:16

Fajitas. Mine will eat anything if it's in a wrap

nickelbabe Tue 03-Jun-14 22:06:44

pizza can be a ready meal - we make two bases and freeze one. sometimes we freeze it with all the toppings on

nickelbabe Tue 03-Jun-14 22:07:28

yes potato based pies are excellent fir freezing. fish ones, meat ones, vegetable ones...

BikeRunSki Tue 03-Jun-14 22:12:15

Cheese and onion pie
Lentil bake
Cheese scones and soup
Veggie/beef/chicken burgers
Mild curry
Toad in the hole

FreeButtonBee Wed 04-Jun-14 12:59:08

another good one is honey roast chicken traybake.

Par boil some potatoes in chunks. Chop some chicken into chunks (thigh better than breast but breast is fine). Chop up root veg into chunks as well. Throw all into a roasting tray, drizzle over a good tablespoon of honey and some olive oil and black pepper (a bit of cumin is nice if they are vaguelty adventureous).

Bung in oven until all is nice and brown and crispy. You can use pre-cooked chicken rather than rqw and add it after 15 mins.

Also add other veg like peppers, BNS etc.

BrieAndChilli Wed 04-Jun-14 13:06:08

We always gave ours what ever we were having
But fans seemed to be
Shepherds pie
Fish pie
Chicken and veg pie
Fish cakes with veg added in
Sweet and sour
Potato bake (layers of potato, sauce and veg and meat) can be done in slow cooker too

evertonmint Wed 04-Jun-14 13:07:56

Eggs are really good for quick meals. Popular in my house is boiled egg, soldiers and crudités (celery, tomato, cucumber) Also scrambled eggs on toast - if you don't need to hide veg too much then a defrosted chunk of frozen chopped spinach and some grated courgette is a good addition.

Mine surprisingly like ratatouille despite not eating the constituent veg individually! So we usually have that in small pots in the freezer and serve with rice and grated cheese. Works with pasta too.

A simple lentil dhal is a good way to introduce curry as you can be really light on the spicing at first and it mixes easily with rice so they don't have to chew or focus on it! Nice served with fish (salmon or thick white fish) that has been grilled with a little garam masala sprinkled on top.

Fried rice - rice plus eggs and any other leftover protein (roast chicken, pork, beef), veggies, but of ginger, garlic, soy sauce. Great to have a stash of rice in the freezer for this.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 04-Jun-14 13:10:37

Carrot and cumin burgers in wholemeal rolls. Delicious & you can't tell it's 50% carrot.

IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Wed 04-Jun-14 15:40:31

My DD loves a sausage casserole - I put a couple of portions of that in the freezer for her, with all the veg in with it in the sauce.

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