Encourage Children To Eat More Chicken

Chicken is a first-class protein that provides better growth and development to growing children. It contains lots of amino acids and helps the children in growing taller and stronger. The taste of chicken is loved by maximum kids too. Chicken contains less fat and high protein. For this reason, it helps to keep weight under control. Essential nutrients and vitamins are present in the chicken. Moreover, in this pandemic situation doctors are encouraging to eat chicken flesh and chicken eggs to remain fit because some studies have shown that protein is helpful to fight against the Coronavirus.

Nutritionist in Daycare Chino, CA encourages parents to make children eat more and more chicken not only that it is high in protein and helps muscle growth and brain development by serving amino acids in a good quantity, but it has also been found out that it is a natural mood enhancer too. Chicken meat contains tryptophan – a type of amino acid that gives a natural feel-good factor. Chicken is rich in phosphorus which supports the health of your teeth and bones and supports healthy functioning of the kidney, liver, and central nervous system. Regular eating of chicken also enhances the immune system especially in the rainy season when cold, cough and flu are a common problem among children.

Three easy and yummy chicken recipes are given below by a nutritionist of a preschool in Chino, CA, which you can make for your children.

Crispy chicken carrot balls :

Peel and boil one carrot. Take some boneless pieces of chicken and boil them till they get tender. Mash boiled carrot along with the chicken. Add some garlic powder, ginger powder, and onion powder, and salt to taste. Mix everything and make balls. Soak these balls in egg and give it a bread crumb coating. Now deep fry them. Serve these crunchy balls as snacks.

Yummy chicken rice :

To make this easy preparation for two major meals – dinner and lunch you will need 1 cup steamed rice, ½ cup boiled shredded chicken, one egg, and two tablespoons of butter, and 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and salt. In a pan melt some butter and scramble the egg. Remove it and again melt the rest of the butter. Add shredded chicken and rice. Stir well to mix everything. Sprinkle salt and pepper and add the scrambled egg. Mix everything and serve it hot in lunch or dinner. This dish is self-sufficient and will not need any side dish.

Yummy fried honey chicken wings :

You will need 5/6 chicken wings. Marinate them with vinegar, salt, garlic powder, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, freshly chopped coriander leaves, black pepper, 1 tablespoon corn flour, and oil. Marinate chicken wings with vinegar, light soy sauce, and salt for half an hour. Then on a pan heat, some oil and shallow fry it till the flesh becomes tender. Sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper powder, and salt to taste. In a cup mix honey, dark soy sauce, and corn flour. If needed, use water. Pour it on the chicken to give it a sticky coating. At last sprinkle chopped coriander.