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Quick veggie after school meals for one 4 yr old?

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Millionprammiles Tue 14-Mar-17 13:19:28

Our after school babysitter cooks dd's dinner after school most days. She's happy to cook whatever but I'd prefer she spends more time playing, reading, etc with dd rather than cooking. Dd also has after school activities 2 days a week so there isn't much time in general.

Am struggling to think of meals suitable for one (I cook Fri-Sun for all of us and that seems a lot easier!). We seem to be stuck in a rut of home made veggie pizza, veggie omelettes, pasta/veg, when its just dd and meals need to be prepared quickly.
(There's usually weekend leftovers on Mondays but I don't batch cook as we're always short of time at weekends and our freezer is tiny.)

Dd eats most types of veg and pulses but is less good with carbs (doesn't like rice, couscous, quinoa or noodles - so carbs are usually bread, potatoes or pasta).

Would welcome any ideas for genuinely quick, healthy veggie meals that our babysitter could cook...

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 14-Mar-17 13:41:32

Jacket potato with topping (coleslaw, cheese, beans)
V quick veggie chilli (can of kidney beans in chilli sauce, fried onion and peppers, tin of drained chopped tomatoes combine and reduce down a little could be done in 10-15 mins if using chopped frozen veg) serve on jacket or in wraps use leftovers in quasedillas
Maybe some shop bought falafel in pitta
Gnocchi with broccoli and cheese
Does it need to be a 'main meal?' Or would things on toast, soup, bagels and cream cheese be an option?

hellokittymania Tue 14-Mar-17 13:56:32

Pasta with pesto tomatoes and cheese
Tomato and mozzarella salad
Grilled vegetable skewers just put tomato pineapple pepper and another vegetable
A wrap with potato tomato and aubergine or some other vegetable

Millionprammiles Tue 14-Mar-17 16:57:23

Wraps are a great idea - maybe humus and veg.
Have tried to steer away from cheese as tends to make dd constipated. And she's never liked jacket potatoes.

Atleast - you're right, it needn't be a huge main meal. Dd eats a hot school lunch (which tends to be meat and carb heavy) so a lighter veggie meal with fruit/yoghurt is fine.

Blondie1984 Wed 15-Mar-17 01:44:34

Readymade falafel stuffed in pitta bread with salad
Beans on toast with cheese
Bagel with cream cheese and red pepper

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