Top 5 Dinner Recipes From The Bootstraps House

Man, how the week has flown by! Today we’ll explore the Top 5 Dinner Recipes Kids Love!

These recipes have been tried by my own kids AND other peoples’ kids- overall, they’re a HIT! My kiddos are not as picky as some, but trust me when I say that I have fed some other family members who are picky indeed!

In the early years as a broke college student and a creative roommate, I’ve found ways to cook on. the. cheap without feeling stressed!

Now that I’m a mommy, I really don’t have time to do elaborate cooking anymore, and even though I know I shouldn’t really care if the kids LOVE my cooking, I do!

So Here’s my collection of inexpensive time-savers & belly-fillers that kids love!

P.S. I am NOT a chef. These are common dishes with common ingredients. NO technique required! If you’re feeling unsure, have a glass of wine!

Cilantro Lime Chicken Quesadillas

These quesadillas are epic! I can’t go anywhere without being asked to bring some of these along. I’ll give you the full recipe, and share a shortcut I’ve been using to make these up in minutes!

Savory Soup & Sandwiches

This isn’t your everyday cold cut dinner. These melty delicious baked sandwiches dipped in hot tomato soup are cheap, fast and filling!

Easy Crispy Italian Chicken Strips

A twist on the kids favorite dinner- these Italian chicken strips are best served over hot pasta. Use them again tomorrow for lunch!


My kiddos weren’t much for chili, until we tried this one pot/ no fuss recipe. Now they want chili year-round!

Dump Dinner- Chicken & Rice

With just a handful of ingredients, you can make something healthy and filling for a group! This classic recipe is one the kids will request often!