After our Kids in the Kitchen blog post, we decided to put together a list of some yummy and healthy kid-friendly dishes that you and your kids can make together! Below are 16 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, snacks.

GF: Gluten-free

DF: Dairy-free

V: Vegan

 

Breakfast:

Blackberry Bean Breakfast Bars: GF, V

Healthy breakfast bars that taste like dessert? Yes please! Naturally sweetened with fruit and a little pure maple syrup and high in protein and fiber, these bars are perfect for a busy morning.

 

Lemon Berry Oatmeal Muffins: GF, V

These lemon berry muffins just scream summer! Made with wholesome ingredients, these light and fluffy muffins pair perfectly with a kidzshake smoothie.

 

Crunchy Granola Bites: GF

These crunchy granola bites are delicious with Greek yogurt and fresh berries! They also make great smoothie bowl toppings.

 

Tropical Coconut Granola: GF, V

You and your kids will be dreaming of the tropics with this sunshine tropical granola. With its bright and fresh flavor, this granola is delicious just on its own. However, it’s amazing on top of our pineapple and mango kidzshake whips!

 

Lunch/Dinner:

 

One Pot Quinoa Taco Casserole: GF, V

Not only is this one pot meal full of flavor and hearty ingredients, but it’s super versatile, too! You can eat it as is like a stew, or put it in a tortilla or taco shell or on top of nachos or sweet potatoes.  

 

Curried Lentil Bake: GF, DF

This lentil bake cooked with vegetables, egg and sweet potato make it a perfect baby and kid friendly dish. It also makes great leftovers for lunch boxes when cut into bite size pieces.

 

Zucchini Noodles with Arugula Lime Pesto: GF, V

Your kids will sure have fun spiralizing these zucchinis into ‘zoodles’! Paired with a refreshing arugula lime pesto, this dish is perfect for a hot summer night.

 

Sweet Potato Veggie Taquitos: GF, DF

These sweet potato taquitos are a sweet and healthy take on the classic taquitos! You can amp up this recipe by adding a protein of choice, such as chicken, turkey or tofu, adding some more veggies, or mixing in your favorite sauce.   

 

Chickpea Ratatouille: GF, V

This bright and colorful chickpea ratatouille is delicious and nutritious. You can load it with all kinds of fresh produce. Making this recipe with your kids is a great way for them to learn more about produce that is in season.

 

Deconstructed Sushi Bowl: GF, V

Your kids will have lots of fun creating this nourishing bowl! This bowl is super versatile, as you can choose whatever veggies, grain, protein and dressing you desire. Don’t forget to take pictures of your lovely bowl artwork!

 

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Veggie Burger: GF, V

These sweet potato burgers may well be a new family favorite! If you’re not a fan of the cajun spice, try some nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor. And avocado is a must with these patties!

 

Healthy Snacks:

 

Broccoli “Cheese” Sticks: GF, DF

These broccoli cheese sticks are a yummy cracker alternative. Although not hard like crackers, they are crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle, great for teething babies and young toddlers. They are delicious with hummus, soup and salads!

 

Beet Strawberry Chia Pudding: GF, V

With this dazzling and radiant chia pudding color, your kids will never guess that there are vegetables hiding in this pretty pink chia pudding! This pudding is such a healthy and gorgeous snack, don’t you think?

 

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: GF, V

Isn’t it great that cookies can taste insanely good but also be super healthy? Made with only 6 ingredients, these chocolate oatmeal cookies contain fiber, protein, complex carbohydrates and antioxidants. You can even add a scoop or two of chocolate kidzshake to boost up that nutrition!

 

Maple Tahini Oat Cookies: GF, V

These chewy and crunchy tahini oat cookies make a perfect afternoon snack with a chocolate kidzshake smoothie. These cookies are also great for introducing your kids to tahini, a flavorful and healthy nut butter alternative.

 

Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough: GF, V

We know your kids won’t be able to resist this delicious cookie dough! Better yet, it’s healthy and protein-packed, and you can bump up that protein even more by adding some chocolate or vanilla kidzshake!

 

Written by Gelsey Plaza

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