Gosh, how hot is it? I can’t quite describe what it’s like to have to deal with children in extreme heat, the kind of heat you can’t even play in. It’s all about cold drinks, ice blocks and light meals.
My daughter, who hasn’t napped in years, has been falling asleep on the lounge room floor. I’ve been having to wake her up for dinner and she and her brothers don’t have their usual appetites. They want something light on a hot day, and lots of watermelon.
Here are 5 kid friendly dinners that are the perfect end to a scorching hot day.
Monday: Chicken sandwiches and fruit
One of our favourite hot day dinners is beautiful, filling sandwiches and a large plate of watermelon slices. The great thing about these sandwiches is that they are so healthy and satisfying. On a hot day my children normally play in the sprinkler ahead of dinner and eat it wrapped in towels.
Get the recipe here.
Tuesday: Fish with noodles
Hot days normally leave a craving for fish and chips with lemon wedges. This is a delicious variation that is much healthier. Kids love fish and they love noodles. Just make sure they don’t accidentally squirt themselves in the face with the lime wedge. This is a refreshing end to a summer day.