7 energizing recipes

It may sometimes seem like they have energy to spare, but active kids still need well-balanced meals before heading to practice. These quick, easy recipes will set them (and you) up for peak performance.

By Today's Parent
7 energizing recipes

Energizing meals for little athletes

Hearty meals

With all that running around, your pint-sized athlete has probably worked up quite an appetite. We’ve cooked up six, easy-to-prepare dishes (and one snack) that parents will love to make—and kids will love to eat.

little boy eating noodlesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

Thanks to this simple recipe, you can whip up a nutritious and delicious meal quickly and without the dread of a messy kitchen. Get the recipe: Cheesy Chicken with Sweet Potato Wedges

baking pan with sweet potatoes and chicken breastPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

Delicious hot or cold, this protein-packed egg dish is perfect before or after games. Get the recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

frying pan with baked frittata in itPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Curry and Peanut Noodles with Tofu

Make take-out at home with this slurpy, veggie-packed meal. Get the recipe: Curry and Peanut Noodles with Tofu

child eating bowl of noodlesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

Classic basil, tomato and bocconcini take on a new role in this filling pasta dish. Get the recipe: Easy Caprese Orzo Risotto

pan of homemade orzo risotto with basilPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

This soup spells meal with big chunks of tomatoes, carrots and Italian sausage. Bonus: It tastes even better as leftovers. Get the recipe: Hearty Sausage and Quinoa Minestrone

pot of homemade minestrone with sausagePhoto: Maya Visnyei

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Who doesn’t love hearty beef stew? Packed with comforting stewing beef, thick potato bites and loads of harvest veggies, the best part of this recipe is that the slow cooker does all the work. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

bowl of hearty beef stew with potatoes, carrots and peasPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

Delicious and easy to make, kids will clamour for these nut-free, no-bake protein bars. Get the recipe: Blueberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars

plate with homemade granola barsPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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This article was originally published on Oct 06, 2014

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