Healthy Mexican Food Ideas for Kids

Mexican food is delicious and people all over the world love this. It is distinct in its flavor, seasonings, and spices. Tacos, tortilla wraps, chili peppers are popular Mexican food. In fact, Montessori-going kids also love eating these without being much fussy.

Would you like to bring Mexican cuisine to your dinner table? Then here you can find some super delicious, kid-friendly Mexican food ideas that you can easily prepare at home and surprise everyone.

Healthily Delicious Food Ideas for Kids:

These recipes are easy to prepare. With these, your meal planning will turn out to be a breeze and you would love to repeat them quite often.

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup: This is a great one-pot Mexican food for toddlers that is highly nutritious. You can prepare it with leftover chicken, beans, quinoa, and vegetables.

  • Cooked chicken – 2 cups
  • Quinoa – 1 cup
  • Chopped spinach – 1 cup
  • Chopped (finely) onions – 1
  • Beans – 1 can
  • Corn nuggets – 1 can
  • Diced tomatoes – 1 can,
  • Chilli powder – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chilli flakes – ½ tsp
  • Chicken stock – 150 gms

Total cooking time – 30 minutes

Servings – 8

Method :
  1. Saute onions in olive oil until it becomes tender in a large pot.
  2. Add all the ingredients and then cook it at least for 30 minutes on low flame.
  3. Your soup is ready when all the ingredients are tender and cooked properly.

If you are a busy professional; and can not spend much time in the kitchen, this tortilla soup will save you. This is delicious and healthy. In fact, in Montessori Cypress CA preschools, kids love this soup. Moreover, if you do not want to waste your leftover foods, then prepare this soup for dinner and enjoy the distinct taste of Mexican food with your family. In case you find the tortilla soup is too spicy for your little one, please reduce the portion of the chili.

Sangrias for Kids: Kids love sangrias and they can be modified for them. Instead of using the usual sugar-loaded fruit juices or squash, you can prepare these Mexican drinks for your kids. This would be a great welcome drink idea if you are hosting any party for your kids.

  • Grape juice – ½ cup
  • Orange juice – ¼th cup
  • Sprite or lemonade with soda
  • Cherry and orange slices

Total cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

  1. Take one blender and add all the ingredients to it. Now blend well.
  2. Pour into glasses and serve topped with a slice of orange or cherry.
  3. You can give some fancy straws for kids to sip in leisure.

This is another super delicious and easy to prepare Mexican drink that your kids love having after coming from their Montessori classes. Moreover, you do not have to go shopping and hunt for some rare ingredients to prepare this drink for your loved ones.

If you want your kids to explore various cuisines and flavors, then you can start with any one of these Mexican recipes.