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5 Healthy and Delicious Recipes to Cook with Your Kids



Mealtime is not just about feeding our children the food they like to eat, but a great way to help their bodies get the right nutrients. Visit our vegetable and fruit market in dubai with your kids and involve them in grocery shopping, which will give you an opportunity to educate them about the importance of nutrition and will make them more excited to try dishes that they helped make. Here are five healthy and nutritious recipes you can cook with you little ones.

  1. Banana Foster Parfait

Banana contains a great amount of nutrients and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and vitamin B. This amazing yellow fruit has many benefits on your children’s digestive system and is also rich in fibre. Yogurt is also another essential component that you should add to your kid’s diet. Yogurt is rich with probiotics, a form of healthy bacteria, which helps keep your child’s tummy strong and healthy. This recipe is a great way to introduce these two nutritious elements to your kid’s diet. Add these power ingredients to your shopping list and head to the Waterfront Market which offers an array of fresh fruits, dairy products and aromatic spices.

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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

How to make it

  • Cut bananas in half.
  • Combine honey, apple juice, cinnamon and butter.
  • Place the mixture in pan and cook the bananas for 3 minutes.
  • Place 1/2 cup yogurt into 4 glasses then add banana mixture.
  • Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of walnuts.
  1. No bake granola bar

Introducing your children to whole grains is very important, because they play an essential role in their growth and development. Grains and cereals are rich with fibre, proteins and a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients (12 bars)

  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 cup grain cereal blend
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted pistachios
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • Cooking spray

How to make it

  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix peanut butter, honey, and dates in a pan over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture and combine well.
  • Coat a baking pan with cooking spray and add mixture.
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 10 minutes then cut into 12 bars.
  1. Baked Salmon nuggets

This delicious fatty fish is high in Omega-3 and is also a great source of protein and vitamin B. If you’re trying to get your picky eaters to have more fish and get their Omega-3 dose, then these nuggets will do the trick. Before you get cooking, head to the Waterfront Seafood Market in Dubai to grab your ingredients. The Waterfront Market offers over 350 seasonal varieties of the freshest local and international seafood and fish.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 500g of sliced salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

How to make it

  • Place the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in another bowl.
  • Coat the salmon pieces in the flour, dip into the eggs and then the Parmesan mixture.
  • Place the breaded salmon fillets onto the baking sheets and drizzle them lightly with olive oil
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown.


  1. Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs

Honey is packed with nutritious vitamins, minerals and amino acids that can benefit your children’s growth and development. A spoonful of honey can also boost your child’s immunity and shield him from diseases. If you are looking for new ways to add honey to your child’s diet this recipe can be a good start. At the Waterfront Market you can explore a wide selection of local and international pure honey to add to your recipe.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 500g of chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 2 teaspoons of lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to make it

  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  • Place chicken onto wooden skewers.
  • Place kebabs in a pan coated with cooking spray and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Whisk lime juice and honey in a small bowl.
  • Arrange kebabs in a plate and drizzle with honey mixture.
  1. Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Giving your little ones broccoli might be a challenge, however; this vegetable supplies a great amount of minerals and vitamins which include calcium, potassium and vitamin A. Next time you want to give your kids broccoli try sneaking it in this delicious Mac and Cheese recipe.

Ingredients (2  servings)

  • 1 cup large elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

How to make it

  • Boil pasta, then add broccoli and cook for 1 minute.
  • Combine milk with thyme, flour, Dijon mustard, salt and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Then add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Add butter to a pan then add milk mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in cheese and pasta mixture to pan.