Friday, February 23, 2024

Easy-to-make, Healthy Cheese Recipes for Kids

The study of the Office of Dietary Supplements shows that children from 6 to 11 years old (44 percent of boys and 58 percent of girls) are not getting enough calcium. Cheese is not only a good source of calcium but also a provider of protein and other essential vitamins as well as minerals.

Types of cheese

Be aware that there are several kinds of cheese in the world. Each cheese has different contents of fats, calories, vitamins, and minerals. The cheese that is best for children because it can provide the least amount of fats and good calories are the: Fat-free cream cheese, parmesan, part-skim ricotta, swiss cheese, part-skim mozzarella, calcium-fortified cottage cheese, and the string cheese.

Nutrition facts

  • 110 calorie
  • 6 grams of protein
  • Ten grams of fat with 6 grams of saturated fat in one ounce of serving
  • 20 percent phosphorus
  • 15 percent of calcium
  • 8 percent of vitamin
  • 6 percent daily value of riboflavin and zin
  • 4 percent vitamin B1
  • 2 percent magnesium

Benefits of eating cheese

Cheese can easily be loved by kids. You can combine cheese in different dishes, whether baked, fried or grilled dishes. It makes easier for parents to let the children consume calcium and protein-rich meals if cheese is mostly part of the ingredient. Eating cheese can improve the kid’s bones, muscles, organs, and essential tissues.

Tipping tips

  • Buy lower-fat cheese for children. Kids don’t need extra fat
  • Moderation of eating cheese is still important
  • Check if your child is lactose intolerant or probably allergic to dairy products, so eating cheese is not a good recommendation

One-pan lasagne

Do you love easting lasagna? But you don’t want to wait several hours to prepare the dish. One-pan lasagne is perfect for you. It is quick and easy to make


  • Olive oil
  • Diced onions
  • Beef (at least 500 grams minced)
  • Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • Italian dried herbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper (coarsely ground)
  • Canned crushed tomato
  • Bottle of passata
  • Water (3 cups)
  • Sheets of instant lasagne
  • Cottage cheese
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Basil leaves
  • Parmesan Cheese


1. Get and heat-up a large frying pan with olive oil over medium heat, then fry the onion

2. Add the minced beef to the pan, pound to break well with a wooden spoon and toss until golden brow

3. Plunge the garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper, crushed tomatoes, passata, and water. Blend well and bring to the boil then add the crushed lasagne and continue stirring. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Do not forget to stir every few minutes to make sure that the lasagne will not be sticking together

4. Scoop some of the cottage cheese into the pan and stir. Load some piles of mozzarella cheese on top of the mixture, cover and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Grab some fresh basil leaves, top them and serve with grated parmesan cheese. 

Chicken and cheese pasta bake

Most families love pasta bakes. This recipe is easy to cook and inventively delicious because it uses barbeque chicken combines in a delicious cheesy sauce. Surely your kids and another family member will love and dream of eating this more often.


  • Barbecue cooked chicken
  • Rigatoni pasta (dried)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • Finely chopped red onions
  • Tomato pasta sauce
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Baby spinach


1. Make sure the chicken bones are removed as well as the skin

2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius

3. Get the salted water to boil and cook the pasta until it is perfectly tender. Drain and place it in the saucepan and set it aside

4. Grab a frying pan, drizzle with olive oil, add the garlic and onion, cook until it becomes tender

5. Add the mixture of pasta sauce, chicken, cheese, and baby spinach. Season with salt and pepper

6. Toss the pasta gently to the mix until it perfectly combines. Place it in a deep baking pan and top with lots of cheese

7. Bake it for 20 minutes or until it becomes golden brown.

Chicken parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana is a classic food that every home can easy and quickly cook for starving family members.


  • Olive oil
  • Finely chopped small onion
  • Cloves of crushed garlic
  • A can of Ardmona DUO Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic
  • Brown sugar
  • Basil leaves (torn)
  • Chicken breasts (skin off)
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Butter
  • Mozzarella (grated)
  • Parmesan (grated)


1. Prepare the sauce by heating up a sauce in medium heat with olive oil and plunge the onions until tender

2. Add the can of tomatoes, brown sugar and a handful of basil. Let is simmer for 20 minutes

3. After 20 minutes, add a pinch of salt and pepper then let it rest for a while

4. It’s time to prepare the chicken. Heat up the oven to 200 degrees Celcius to cook. Meanwhile gently punt the chicken breasts. Coat them lightly with the flour. Dip in the beaten eggs and milk then coat with the breadcrumb

5. Heat the frying pan, drizzle with oil and butter then fry the chicken breasts. When cooked, drain them on paper towels

6. Place them in a baking pan, top with tomato sauce, and the mixture of cheese and spices then bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese melted

7. Serve it with sides of potatoes and salad.

Loaded Hasselback potatoes

A recipe that is fully stuffed with cheese and loaded with sour cream, bacon, and chives.


  • Potatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Bacon rashers
  • Sour cream
  • chives
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt


1. Slice the potatoes in small cuts with a small section uncut and place them in a baking pan. Don’t forget to brush some olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt

2. Bake the potatoes for 60 minutes until it becomes brown and tender

3. While baking dive the bacon and fry it to crisp. Slice the cheese in small squares and fit it to the Hasselback gaps

4. Put back the potatoes to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese melts

5. Top the potatoes with sour cream and remaining bacon and chive

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