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10 Meals the Babysitter Can Make

Aug 1 2014 - 2:22pm

You and your husband may have fancy dinner plans, but the kids still need something to eat. Unfortunately, not every babysitter doubles as a gourmet chef. Rather than ordering takeout, leave your caregiver with the ingredients to make any of these easy and tasty dinners.

Source: Flickr user milkandhoney2012 [1]

Pita Pizzas

Why order one pizza when kids can make their own individual pies? All you need are some pita pockets [2], sauce, and an assortment of toppings.

Source: Flickr user carlyfg [3]

Beans, Rice, and Veggies

Packed with protein and veggies, this one-pot wonder [4] is easy to make and tastes great!

Source: Flickr user satakieli [5]


Kids can fill their tortillas with whatever veggies and meats they like!

Source: Flickr user Paul's World Photography [6]

Premade Casserole

If you have a free Sunday, prepare some dishes and put them in the freezer [7]. This way, all your sitter has to do is heat it in the oven!

Source: Flickr user milkandhoney2012 [8]

French Dip Sandwiches

Take your sandwiches to the next level with this easy french dip recipe [9].

Source: Snappy Gourmet [10]

Egg Fried Rice

Chinese takeout is easy to order but not always a healthy option. Instead, have your sitter prepare egg fried rice [11].

Source: POPSUGAR Moms [12]


If you cook the ground beef beforehand, all your sitter has to do is chop the lettuce and heat up the meat.

Source: Flickr user sunburntkamel [13]

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

There are about a million ways to make a grilled cheese [14], but we are particularly fond of the smoked gouda and apple combination [15].

Source: Gimme Some Oven [16]

Whole-Wheat Pasta Salad With Feta and Peas

Go Greek with this kid-friendly pasta salad [17].

Source: The Clever Carrot [18]


There is nothing wrong with having breakfast for dinner, especially if your sitter can sneak some veggies into the dish.

Source: Flickr user lizrary [19]

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