Allergies are kind of a funny thing when it comes to food and kids.
You don’t want them to feel like they are missing out too much when they are little because everyone around them can eat all the “kid” foods, but now, since we have done away with most processed food for so long, you also realize how much you don’t miss it at all as a parent.
Yes, things take a little bit longer to make, but pretty much everything that is homemade is better than the package.
Take these homemade chicken nuggets for instance.
They are so good, I even crave them at times.
And the kids?
They pretty much rave about them being better than every chicken nugget they have had.
And even better?
You can name every ingredient and know what it is.
I very quickly realize how the way I feed my family is oftentimes in the minority, but I wish more than anything that I can educate moms on how to healthfully nourish their family, in really simple ways.
I always feel so empowered knowing that I am teaching my kids good eating habits now, only to have them take off and run with them when they get older. Am I perfect at it? No. We still order pizza and frequent In-N-Out. But I try my hardest to get whole foods into their little bellies.
Make up a double size batch and freeze half before you cook them. Then, you can pull them out just as you would the premade frozen ones.
Its all baby steps, but its all really worth it,
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts cubed
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Salt
1/2 Tablespoon Pepper
1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1-2 Cups Flour
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Add seasoning to flour and mix to combine. Prepare your dredging station by having the flour first then bowl of eggs then plate of bread crumbs and Parmesan. Begin by dredging chicken in the flour, followed by dipping in the eggs, and then dredging in the bread crumbs. Do this for each piece of chicken and place on a prepared baking sheet, preferably with parchment paper, I find that they stick to the foil.
Continue this process until all pieces of chicken are breaded. You may need more eggs or flour but you should be good. Once done breading, allow the chicken to set up for a few minutes while the oven is preheating to 425 degrees. At this point you could wrap and freeze half the batch or go ahead and cook it all. You will cook the homemade chicken nuggets for approximately 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying alongside a salad or sweet potato fries. Be sure to whip up some homemade ranch dressing to pair with these, its delish.