December 4, 2023

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20 Best Healthy Recipes for Kids Who Can Be Picky Eaters

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

healthy recipes for kids butternut squash lasagna
Caitlin Bensel

Sweet butternut squash is a vitamin-packed twist on classic layered lasagna. This recipe is also boosted by plenty of spinach and Italian sausage for extra protein that’s totally kid-approved.

Get the Butternut Squash Lasagna recipe.



Dill Dip with Vegetables

healthy recipes for kids dill dip
Will Dickey

This herby dip gets its fluffy texture and rich, tangy flavor from mayo, sour cream, and a dash of pickle juice. It’s the perfect creamy condiment to dunk fresh cucumbers, carrots, and sweet bell peppers.

Get the Dill Dip recipe.


Homemade Granola Bars

healthy recipes for kids granola bars
Joanne Ozug

Your kids will be the envy of the lunch room with these chewy homemade granola bars. They’re loaded with old-fashioned oats, pumpkin seeds, and dried cranberries for lots of fiber, plus they’re flavored with cinnamon (a spice that’s full of antioxidants).

Get the recipe for Homemade Granola Bars.

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Chickpea Salad

healthy recipes for kids chickpea salad
Caitlin Bensel

This chopped salad is a kid-friendly way to sneak in tons of colorful vegetables, plant-based protein, and healthy fats from avocado. It also packs up well for school lunch!

Get the Chickpea Salad recipe.


Pumpkin Smoothies

healthy recipes for kids pumpkin smoothies
Caitlin Bensel

These creamy shakes are an excellent morning meal or healthy dessert that kids will slurp up in record time. Yogurt adds protein and gut-friendly probiotics and a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers on top adds just the crunch little ones are looking for.

Get the Pumpkin Smoothie recipe.



Spicy Sriracha Popcorn

healthy recipes for kids sriracha popcorn
Ryan Dausch

If your kids can handle a little kick, they’ll go crazy for this savory, crunchy snack of freshly popped corn tossed in Sriracha butter. It’s great for a movie or as an after-school snack.

Get the Spicy Sriracha Popcorn recipe.

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Breakfast Pizza

healthy recipes for kids breakfast pizza
Caitlin Bensel

Fuel kids for an active day with this fun breakfast pizza made with Crescent rolls. It’s loaded with crispy bacon, shredded hash browns, and soft-scrambled eggs to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.

Get the Breakfast Pizza recipe.


Overnight Oats

healthy recipes for kids overnight oats
Caitlin Bensel

Kids won’t know how healthy this high-fiber breakfast is, once they taste a creamy spoonful. You can mix and match the toppings depending on what your little ones love, and pack them up for snack time or lunch at school.

Get the Overnight Oats recipe.


Salad Nachos

healthy recipes for kids salad nachos
Caitlin Bensel

Who says you can’t eat nachos and salad in one dish? This recipe proves otherwise, and it’s a fantastic way to feed kids a nourishing meal that feels indulgent. These nachos are loaded with pinto beans, cabbage, corn, and warm queso.

Get the Salad Nachos recipe.

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Eggplant Lasagna

healthy recipes for kids eggplant lasagna
Caitlin Bensel

Adding tender, savory eggplant to your lasagna is a great way to lighten things up and add extra nutrients. Don’t worry, this version doesn’t skimp on cheese or delicious, herby tomato sauce.

Get the Eggplant Lasagna recipe.



Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

healthy recipes for kids maple bacon brussels sprouts
Will Dickey

This is a Brussels sprout recipe to turn haters into lovers, thanks to sweet and sticky maple syrup and crispy, smoky bacon bits. Serve this dish alongside roast chicken for a well-rounded, veggie-packed weeknight dinner.

Get the Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe.


Fresh Tomato Sauce

healthy recipes for kids tomato sauce
Caitlin Bensel

Pick your kid’s favorite pasta shape and toss them in this savory sauce made with fresh plum tomatoes. It’s an ideal early fall meal, whether at home or packed in a school lunch.

Get the Fresh Tomato Sauce recipe.

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

healthy recipes for kids cauliflower pizza
Caitlin Bensel

This dinnertime favorite gets a healthy upgrade from frozen cauliflower rice. Cream cheese, parmesan, and garlic ensure that your crust is far from bland, not to mention the kid-approved toppings: ricotta, mozzarella, and mushrooms.

Get the Cauliflower Pizza recipe.


Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

healthy recipes for kids air fryer sweet potato fries
Will Dickey

Serve these sweet and crispy fries alongside your family’s favorite burgers for a healthier upgrade at dinner. And don’t forget the creamy honey mustard for dunking!

Get the Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries recipe.


Sheet Pan Pancakes

healthy recipes for kids sheet pan pancakes
Caitlin Bensel

Not only are these pancakes easier to make than your typical batch, but they’re also loaded with good-for-you ingredients: blueberries, strawberries, and chopped pecans. Add extra fresh fruit on the side for more fiber, vitamins, and minerals!

Get the Sheet Pan Pancake recipe.


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Yogurt Parfait

healthy recipes for kids yogurt parfait
Caitlin Bensel

Little ones love the pretty layers in this healthy breakfast made with homemade granola crunch. The twist is adding sour cream to your vanilla yogurt for a tangier flavor and thicker, richer texture.

Get the Yogurt Parfait recipe.


Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

healthy recipes for kids air fryer chicken parmesan
Will Dickey

Everyone’s favorite cheesy chicken recipe gets a little lighter when its crisped in the air fryer instead of a deep fryer. Serve this mozzarella-topped chicken cutlet with spaghetti or your favorite veggies for a healthy dinner.

Get the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan recipe.


Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

healthy recipes for kids buffalo ranch cauliflower bites
Natalie Perry/The Pioneer Woman

Skip the meat altogether with these crunchy air fryer cauliflower wings. They’re coated in almond flour or breadcrumbs and served with ranch dressing for a snack or side dish the whole family will love!

Get the Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites recipe.

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Taco Salad

healthy recipes for kids taco salad
Will Dickey

Add extra crunch and veggies to Taco Tuesday by whipping up this loaded taco salad. It’s complete with black beans, cheddar, tomatoes, and avocado—plus any of your usual favorite toppings.

Get the Taco Salad recipe.


Turkey Burgers

healthy recipes for kids turkey burgers
Will Dickey

Turkey offers a leaner (but no less flavorful) alternative to ground beef for burger night. Of course, there’s no need to skip the melty cheese and toasted buns.

Get the Turkey Burger recipe.



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