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Top 10 Dinner Ideas For Teens

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Do you have a fussy teen at home? Are you always trying to invent new recipes that your teen will love? Does your teen always refuse to eat at home and ask for junk food instead? Do you want to try out some easy and delicious easy dinner recipes for teens to make at home?

If you said yes to any of the above, read on to find some easy dinner ideas for teenagers, that you can try out.

Top Ten Healthy Dinner Ideas For Teens:

Here are ten dinner ideas your teen will love helping you out with:

1. Oven Fried Chicken:

Oven Fried Chicken

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You Will Need:

  • 2 cups cut broiler-fryer chicken
  • ½ cup of dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/4thTbsp pepper
  • 1/4thcup of butter

How To:

  1. . Mix the pepper, bread crumbs, salt, and paprika. Use a kitchen brush to brush the chicken pieces with butter or oil. Roll the chicken in the bread crumb mix.
  1. Place the chicken pieces in a greased baking pan. Bake the chicken at 425 degrees F until it turns tender.

[ Read: Tips To Make Your Teen Eat Healthy ]

2. Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce:

Pasta With No-Cook Tomato Sauce

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You Will Need:

  • 6 coarsely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper Powder
  • Pasta
  • Fresh red pepper flakes – optional

How To:

  1. Mix the tomatoes, basil, oil and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. In the meanwhile, boil the pasta as per the instructions on the package. Drain the pasta and add the tomato sauce.
  1. You can garnish with red pepper flakes before serving.

3. Beans And Hot Dog Bake:

Beans And Hot Dog Bake

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You Will Need:

  • 10 slices of hot dogs
  • 15 ounces pork and beans in tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces drained butter beans
  • 15 ounces chili beans
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of chopped onion
  • 1/4thcup of chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/4thTbsp oregano

How To:

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients. Add into a baking dish and bake for two hours at 350 degrees F.

4. Tomato And Herb Omelet:

Tomato And Herb Omelet

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You Will Need:

  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh herbs of choice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How To:

  1. Mix the tomato and the eggs. Add the herbs, salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and pour the egg mix.
  1. Flip the omelet to cook on both sides. You can garnish with the remaining herbs.

[ Read: Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Teens ]

5. Easy Green Salad:

Easy Green Salad

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You Will Need:

  • 1 head red lettuce
  • 1 head green lettuce
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1 cup of grated carrots
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ Tbsp celery salt
  • 1/4thcup of olive oil

How To:

  1. . Mix the vegetables in a bowl.
  1. In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables before serving.

6. Tortilla Hotdogs:

Tortilla Hotdogs

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You Will Need:

  • Hot dog
  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

How To:

  1. Heat the hot dogs and the tortillas. Place the hot dog in the tortillas and add the salsa, ketchup, and mustard.
  1. Roll up the tortillas and serve hot.

[ Read: Nutrition For Teens ]

7. Quesadilla:

Quesadilla

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You Will Need:

  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 minced fresh hot green pepper
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt as per taste
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar
  • For serving – guacamole

How To:

  1. For the salsa – mix all the ingredients except tortilla, guacamole, and cheese. Keep them aside for an hour. Now, fill up the tortillas with the salsa.
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat. Place the tortilla and heat for about 30 seconds. Turn it over and add the cheese. Fold the tortilla and close it lightly.
  1. Cook the quesadilla until the cheese melts. Place it on a baking sheet and let it remain warm in the oven. Serve with guacamole.

8. Simple Radish And Arugula Salad:

Simple Radish And Arugula Salad

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You Will Need:

  • 1 radish
  • 2 sliced small bulbs of fennel
  • 1 bunch of de-stemmed arugula
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper as per taste
  • Cottage cheese to serve

How To:

  1. Place the vegetables in a bowl. Add olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Add some cottage cheese just before serving.

[ Read: Vegetarian Recipes For Teens ]

9. Tuna Melt:

You Will Need:

  • 4 English muffins
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 thinly sliced scallions
  • 2 finely chopped shallots
  • 170 g tuna
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 6 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 grated lemon zest
  • 4 slices Cheddar

How To:

  1. Preheat a broiler rack and split the muffins.
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the pepper, shallots, and scallions. Cook for about three minutes. Add tuna and stir. Cook for a minute. Remove from heat and keep it aside. Add the ketchup, mayonnaise, and lemon zest.
  1. Spread the remaining mayonnaise over the muffins and add the tuna mix and cheese slice. Cover with the other muffin halves. Grill until the cheese melts.

10. Meat Tacos:

Meat Tacos

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You Will Need:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Salt
  • 1 chopped garlic clove
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • Minced meat of choice
  • 1 cup hot vegetable stock
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • A handful of chopped cilantro
  • 8 taco shells
  • 75 g shredded cheddar

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven.
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and salt into the pan. Cook until the onion turns soft. Add garlic and pepper. Stir fry for a minute and then add the meat. Add the vegetable stock and cook until the meat turns tender.
  1. Now add the tomatoes and cilantro. Cook for five minutes.
  1. Spoon the mix into the taco shells and add cheese. Grill in the oven until the cheese melts.

Enjoy these easy dinner ideas for teens and do tell us which ones were the biggest hits with your family.

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