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Kid-friendly Recipes for Your Pickiest Eaters

These recipes are kid-friendly and healthy (and your children may not even notice).

Child eating carrots and peas, how to help picky eaters 

If you’re stuck in a rut when it comes to what to feed your kids, here are some healthy ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. Your little ones might even gobble them up before realizing that they’re healthy.


Banana Pancakes


For something quick and healthy before school starts, try these dairy- and gluten-free Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes. They’re sure to be a hit and they’ll keep your kids feeling full until lunchtime.

Chicken Nuggets

Show us a child who doesn’t love chicken nuggets and we’ll be, well, surprised! Bypass the fryer with this recipe for Baked Chicken Nuggets and you can rest assured they’re healthier than fast food.

Banana Muffins

This no-sugar, no-dairy recipe for Avocado Banana Muffins should be a hit with your kids (and they won’t even know it’s a healthier recipe) because of the ever-delicious banana and chocolate combo.  

Related: Fresh Fruit Smoothies  

Fish Sticks

Yes, it’s possible to make Baked Fish Sticks at home. This recipe uses almond flour to coat the fish and you can bake them to perfection in the comfort of your own kitchen.  

Strawberry Breakfast Bites

These bite-size Strawberry Breakfast Bites can be taken on the go for a quick source of energy before school or little league practice. They’re made with coconut flour, coconut oil, and rolled in coconut flakes.  

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Using only three ingredients (peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and honey), this could be your new go-to afterschool recipe! This yummy dip that goes well with bananas, apples, strawberries, and more.  

Related: Start Your Kids on a Heart-healthy Path  

Zucchini Pizza Boats

It might take some getting used to, but using a zucchini as a pizza boat is a fun, fresh take on traditional pizza crust. You could use this basic cheese recipe for Zucchini Pizza Boats and add your favorite toppings like pepperoni and olives.  

Fruit Roll-ups

You probably haven’t considered making your own, but this way you know exactly what your children are eating. This homemade Fruit Roll-up recipe has no added sugar and all-natural ingredients.  

Mixed Berry Gummies

Speaking of fruity treats, we think you should skip the processed store-bought ones and try making your own. This version of Mixed Berry Gummies even sneaks a vegetable into the recipe. Your kids won’t even notice (wink).  

While you’re here, check out our other healthy living articles.    


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