Jump to content
Clueless, vegetarian Mum wanting ideas for healthy easy meat ideas?
3 replies to this topic
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:47 PM
I am vegetarian and have been my whole life so have no idea about cooking meat but both my kids (3.5 yrs and 13 months) seem to quite like it. My 3 year old especially has a fairly limited diet so I'm keen to try anything to expand it but I don't really like to handle meat.
I can cook them things like rissoles and sausages because it's just a matter of taking out of the packet and putting them under the grill but anything where I have to cut up meat I'm not too keen on.
I'm not sure but I don't think things like sausages are particually healthy ..... are they fairly high in salt? I'm looking for any suggestions you might have for easy to cook meats which don't require a lot of handling but are healthy?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:51 PM
Have a butcher cut up lean chicken breast or steaks into small portions and just fry or grill it. The trick is not to overcook it, but the butcher should have a cooking guide or advice for how long to cook it so its just right. You can buy precut stir fry meat and all you do for that is brown it in the wok before adding the vegies.
Edited by howdo, 09 January 2013 - 08:52 PM.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:52 PM
You can grill/BBQ lamb cutlets or small bits of steak. I'd be tempted to buy pre-sliced lean stirfry beef/lamb/chicken and make a variety of different stirfry's. You could even cook the meat separately and make a huge veg stirfry and just add meat to the kids if you wanted?
If you can face going, a good butcher should be able to provide you with small amounts of good quality meat with lower fat (ie meatballs you can bake in the oven) that mean you don't have to actually handle the meat much.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:53 PM
I'm a vego too and pretty clueless about cooking meat for my two meat-loving kiddos. A few things that I can manage and have been quite successful are mince (e.g., in a bolognaise sauce - easy to just brown in a pan), shredded BBQ chicken (an absolute cheat because you buy it already cooked!) and sliced up ham (e.g. on homemade pizzas) - again, a bit of a cheat because no cooking required
Edited by lizzzard, 09 January 2013 - 08:58 PM.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.
Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.
''I've delivered calves, lambs, dogs and cats, but nothing like this.'' This 'Super Gran' calmly peeled the amniotic sac over her great-grandson's head before discovering the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck ... twice.
It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.
Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.
It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.
One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.
Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.
For parents, having a child with microcephaly can mean a life of uncertainty.
Here are a few 'other' baby firsts you may not have been expecting, but you'll want to be ready for.
My son was born on the 1 July 2014. It's a fabulous birthday, don't you think? Not only does the first of July ring in a new financial year, but it also means we've hit the year's half way mark.
A naturopath whose treatment of a baby boy allegedly led to the infant being severely ill has pleaded not guilty to charges against her.
A teary-eyed Andy Murray promised pregnant wife Kim he'd be on the next plane home after his turbulent two weeks at the Australian Open came to an end.
A small boy in the US has struck up a quacking good friendship with an unlikely companion ... his pet duck.
Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations.
I've always been one of the most maternal women I know.
For some couples you either both want to know the gender of your unborn baby, or you don't. For others, it's not that simple.
Tough new "no jab no play" laws could hurt children who have not been immunised due to family dysfunction, poverty, or poor access to medical support, experts warn.
Airlines and cruise companies across the world are offering refunds or travel credits to pregnant women who are scheduled to visit countries struck by the devastating Zika virus.
Not all women will require medication, but many will. And there isn't and shouldn't be any shame in that.
Top 5 Articles
Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.
Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?
She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.
A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.
Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.
It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement about the alphabet.
Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night.
An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.
It was all too much excitement for this dad.
The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.
The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.
Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.
Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.
Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.
Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!