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#1 Emma600

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?

#2 Expelliarmus

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.


#3 item

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.



#4 lizzzard

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 Tounge1.gif

Edited by lizzzard, 09 January 2013 - 08:58 PM.





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