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11 Healthy Meal Ideas For Kids

Striving to get the kids to eat healthy is always of upmost importance however, it does not always come easy. Healthy meals for kids can sometimes take some coercion and creativity. I’ve pulled together some really great options that might help you in persuading the growing littles in your life to expand their cuisine and even maybe have fun eating healthier!!!

Keep your options fun! A creative plate will keep them intrigued and more willing to munch on something on something with more nutrition. 

Colorful ingredients can really brighten the plate. 

Cutting or shaping food into fun patterns and shapes will spark curious minds. 

Opting out of refined sugars and adding in cleaner ingredients like fresh fruit, sweeter seasonings like cinnamon or vanilla or even honey and maple syrup can help in making a dish more desirable for little taste buds. 


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Healthy Meal Ideas For Kids

Pizza Pinwheels (with hidden veggies) by Baby Foodie

A fun finger food that can be dipped in a good marina sauce will keep dinner easy to prep and interesting to munch on!

healthy meals pizza pinwheels


Tuna Stuffed Avocados by The Stay At Home Chef

You can add avocado to anything to amplify the flavor but, have you ever simply stuffed an avocado before? Yum! Get the spoons and dive in! This recipe is a blast for the kids to try and is a really big nutrional booster!


healthy meals tuna avocados


Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza by Gimme Some Oven

A feast for the belly and eyes! This flatbread is packed with gorgeous flavor. It is fun to prep AND eat! 


healthy kids rainbow pizza


Rice Salad Pots by Eats Amazing 

These rice salad pots are a perfect pack in style lunch. You can easily POP in some protein! These cups are filled with all the healthy goodness you could ask for.


healthy meals rice salad


Zucchini Taco Boats by Clean & Delicious By Dani Spies

Zucchini boats are a go- to for our house, especially during the months our garden beds are abundant in big zucchinis. A fun, crunchy spin on Taco Tuesday.

healthy meals taco boats


Chef Salad On A Stick by Pocket Change Gourmet

Everything is more fun with you skewer it! Skewer lunches are really endless with options. A chef salad deconstructed like this will keep the kids minds busy while eating that before you know it they’ve eaten an entire salad without realizing! Win!


healthy meals chef salad


Sweet Potato, Sausage and Kale Breakfast Casserole by The Roasted Root

The sweet potato in this dish will help sweeten up the outcome. It will also bring a pop of color to their plate! Both things are so helpful in getting tiny tots to munch on!


healthy meals breakfast casserole



Banana Kale Waffles by Jane Blog

A fun spin on your average waffle. This recipe brings the color creation up another level. Additionally, it hides some packed protein and nutrition right in.


healthy meals banana kale waffles

Cauliflower Popcorn by Curry Trail

Looking to expand the horizon with veggie intake? This cauliflower popcorn recipe might be the ticket. It is packed with the good stuff and you can barely tell!


healthy meals cauli popcorn


Creamy Avocado Pasta by Running in a Skirt

A delicious and creamy pasta. You really cannot go wrong! This recipe is going to have them asking for more! 


healthy meals avocado pasta

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil by Eazy Peazy Mealz

We love a good one pan meal!!! With this recipe, it can go right on the center of the table. Family style offerings! The kids will get a kick out of the experience and also fill their bellies too. 


healthy meals shrimp boil


When the meal is done, sometimes they might be looking for a sweet treat to finish! Here is a list of just that….but on the healthier side!

  1. Peanut Butter Oat Balls – Twin Mom Refreshed
  2. Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops – The Produce Moms
  3. Healthy Homemade Fruit Rolls Ups – The Soccer Mom Blog
  4. Strawberry Mango Popsicles – The Clean Eating Couple
  5. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones– My Fussy Eater
  6. Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus – eat with Clarity


healthy meals dessert


Remember – healthy eating isn’t impossible even with fussy eaters.

Foods taste differently when prepared in different ways. 

In our home we encourage the “one bite rule” but also always respect personal palettes! Our girls have been pleasantly surprised that the vegetable they hated a month ago was AMAZING, to them, prepared/seasoned differently.

Encourage food curiosity and exploration with healthy meal ideas for kids! Our bodies thrive off of good input.

We exhale what we inhale. Bring in the good to output the great! Feed those tiny bodies and minds to grow big and strong!

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