My Favorite Unexpected Kid-Friendly Dinner Ingredient

Dinner time with kids is a special time, right?

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Ask a person making dinner for three kids under 8 years old and you may get a more frenetic answer.

Take me, for instance. Making dinners when our three kids refuse to eat the same food is…certainly special.

“But just make them eat,” you say. “Let them go hungry,” you say.

  1. Not easy with extra-willful little humans.
  2. I have a soft spot for my children. Deal with it

And their differences are pretty maddening – one is flirting with vegetarianism (except for bacon), one LOVES all cheese, one HATES all cheese (except for when he loves it), and none of them can decide if they want food hot or cold.

So I find myself in a constant battle over dinner – I need them all to eat and making three different meals is not an option.

Then mini-naan bread came into my life. It hits all the high notes for families with lots and lots and lots of kids:

Base for a pizza? Check.

Base for a flatbread (one kid hates melted cheese)? Check.

Decent side item? Check.

Delicious when smothered in butter or jelly? Check.

Fits in most kid lunch boxes? Check.

Freezer-friendly? Check.

Available in bulk at Costco? Check.

And because each naan is contained, I can customize options for each kid based on their cheese (presence, color, meltiness), sauce, vegetable, spice, and topping preferences.

Naan bread. Saved my dinner-time sanity.

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