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Family Recipes: Children's Meals

We’ve put together a collection of recipes based on the most popular kids’ meals that are sold in restaurants across the UK.

All our recipes are healthy, low in salt and are perfect for the whole family to enjoy! We have tested these recipes so that they are easy to make and ideal for kids to get involved with. 

Click here for our selection of new recipes.

Also, check out Nanna Kay's Macaroni and Meat Pie and Fish Fingers and Mashed Potato recipes.

Here are some tips to reduce your salt intake whilst cooking:

  • Ready-made ingredients all vary in the amount of salt they contain, e.g. chicken, beef or vegetable stock; cheeses such as mozzarella or cheddar cheese; bread rolls, pitta breads or wraps and spreads. Look out for lower salt options when you’re shopping – use our award winning free smartphone app: FoodSwitch UK to help you find healthier options.
  • When boiling potatoes, pasta, noodles or rice, don’t add salt to the water!
  • Opt for wholegrain where possible e.g. pasta, bread and rice.
  • In our recipes, we use plenty of lemon, lime, ginger, garlic, chilli, tomato puree, fresh herbs such as parsley, coriander and mint, and spices such as cumin, paprika and garam marsala to replace the salt. A great way to keep fresh herbs for longer is to store them in the freezer and add them when you're cooking!
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