Recipes for busy dads

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There is often a big difference between the idea of eating healthy and what you have time to put on the table for dinner on weekdays. Are you a busy person with a job that occupies you most of the day, and you also have the responsibility to be a father when you get home?

Of course, that you want to be a skilled cook, to prepare quick, simple meals for your children, but the truth is that most children eat pasta, and some fathers do not have time to scour the stores looking for new products of the season.


1. Overview
2. The importance of a healthy diet
3. Healthy meals

The importance of a healthy diet

Provide your child a healthy diet when his body is in a rapid development is not only important for his growth, but also to ensure the construction of appropriate eating habits that follow them throughout life.

The following recipes are quick to prepare, with major nutritional benefits, and very suitable for children of 10 or more years.

Healthy meals

Macaroni and high protein cheese

Instead of using a creamy sauce for this recipe, replace it with a healthier version based on tomatoes, whole wheat pasta with a lot of vegetables for adding fiber and nutrients. The taste of cheese will come from parmesan.


- 2 cups whole-wheat noodles (or any other type of pasta), uncooked
- 1 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cans tuna
- 1 cup of broccoli
- 1 cup sliced yellow pepper
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese with reduced fat content


- Put water in a pot and let it reach boiling point. Once the water boils, add pasta and cook according to package directions. In a small pan for a sauce, heat 1 tablespoon oil and stir until vegetables are tender.
- Drain pasta, then mix tomato sauce, then add vegetables.
- Sprinkle parmesan and cheddar cheese, then put the container in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the contents begin to melt.
- Most time will be spent for preparation, but if you choose to buy vegetables already cut, is a perfect dinner for a busy father who wants his kids to eat healthy.

Sweet and sour chicken made on electric pot

Electric pot is one of the best devices to save time cooking a healthy meal because you can place ingredients in the pot this morning, and leave them to cook all day, and when you get home you have a ready-made flavored dinner on the table.


- 450 g boneless chicken
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 stalk of broccoli, cut in pieces
- 1 large carrot
- 1 red pepper sliced thin 3/4 cup low sugar barbecue sauce
- 50 ml low-salt chicken broth
- 50 ml of canned pineapple chunks, drained
- 2 cups uncooked brown rice


- After introducing meat into the electric pot, add onions, peppers and carrots.
- In a separate bowl, you put the barbecue sauce and mix it with soup.
- Then pour this sauce over chicken and vegetables, and simmer for 8 hours.
- Once you get home, mix the contents of the pot with broccoli, rice and pineapple and cook for 20 additional minutes or until steamed the broccoli is soft and the rice is boiled.



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