Disguise veggies in crazy delicious ways and no one will be the wiser. Feed your kids these super healthy recipes they deserve tonight and every day, whether delivered to your door or cooked in your home. Give these healthy meals for kids a try, and you won’t regret it! You might even find a new go-to meal.
Healthy Meals for Kids – Breakfast
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The ultimate protein-packed start to any day—the breakfast sandwich. We stack a mini english muffin with a cheesy egg bite and breakfast sausage patty for a healthy and satisfying sandwich that pairs perfectly with a colorful side of thyme-roasted Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes. Can be served hot in 2 minutes or less!
No matter the time of day, our fontina & Parmesan egg bite and mini whole grain pancakes make for a fun-filled, brunch-inspired combo! For that classic healthy breakfast hash feel, we pair it all with deeply roasted maple-glazed sweet potatoes. Can be served hot in 2 minutes or less!
Recipes to Make at Home
Many parents know about overnight oats and here’s a great link with 15 amazing recipes. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and complex carbs. Top them off with a healthy serving of fruit, nuts, chia seeds, or anything you want!
This easy to make recipe can be topped with all kids of fresh fruit. Superfood chia seeds are also an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3s, calcium and fiber. Plus, they absorb over 10 times their weight in water, which makes them an unlikely hydration source too.
These 5 minute (so quick) homemade healthy granola bars with peanut butter are not only delicious and nutritious, but they are also vegan, and, if you use gluten free certified oats and brown rice cereal, gluten free! Perfect for breakfast or a snack.
A delicious homemade and healthier copycat to the egg McMuffin recipe in under 5 minutes! This recipe comes with a quick egg cooking tip and recommendations on different toppings for the sandwich so you can switch it up each time.
This oatmeal square recipe only has 3 ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make! Mix in dried fruit for extra flavor in these bars. Perfect for on-the-go breakfast or an after-school snack.
Breakfast Burritos are a popular and filling breakfast meal. The peppery eggs and crunchy veggies are sure to wake you up. This recipe can be very versatile with substituting different proteins and veggies. Breakfast burritos are also a great way to sneak some veggies into a kids breakfast!
This is an easy recipe that can be made quickly with some staple items. The honey gives the fruit that extra sweet flavoring kids love. If using berries as the fruit, pepper with some sugar the night before and leave overnight in the fridge to really make it juicy!
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Healthy Meals for Kids – Lunch
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Mini tortellini, our favorite little cheesy pasta pockets, are tossed in our nut-free pesto (blended with spinach as a hidden veggie!). Grilled chicken breast and baby carrots round out the dish with a pop of protein and a bit of crunch.
It’s the delight of pizza with a more wholesome twist! Top our whole wheat pita with tomato sauce (blended with secret butternut squash and carrots!), cheese and Italian sausage crumbles. We serve all it with apple slices for some sweet crunch on the side.
This meal is a nutritionally balanced approach to the classic chicken nuggets by complementing our baked chicken breast bites with two naturally sweet veggies—green beans and roasted, diced sweet potatoes. Served with ketchup on the side for chicken dunking fun!
Two favorites in one! This healthy lunch contains whole wheat pasta shells with four-cheese sauce and lean ground beef and pork for a mac and cheeseburger mashup. The nutritious secret? There’s a full serving of butternut squash blended into the cheese sauce! A picky eater favorite.
Recipes to Make at Home
With simple ingredients, this recipe will easily become a classic for your family. Protein and veggie packed but still tasty for the whole family. Think of this dinner recipe as a healthy chicken taco alternative. Pair with this dairy free cashew sauce for extra yummyness your kids will love and nutrients like protein!
These sweet and sour meatballs are super tasty and don’t need many ingredients! The extra pineapple and bell pepper adds flavor to the meal. This recipe can be paired with rice or noodles, whichever your family prefers.
This is a quick recipe and a healthy twist on the classic grill cheese. The pesto and tomato in the grilled cheese provides extra flavor and nutrients while still being tasty for your kids. Bonus, You can lighten it up by using part skim mozzarella or light whole grain bread.
This quesadilla recipe is loaded with hearty veggies and superfoods! Your kids will love the taste because of the sweet potatoes and cheese, even though there’s spinach snuck in as well. It’s easy to add protein to these quesadillas as well with chicken or ground turkey.
You won’t miss the chips in these low-carb veggie nachos! The bell pepper substitute keeps the crunch while adding nutrients to this lunchtime meal. Picky eaters will love this recipe.
Crushed almonds and bran flakes replace a traditional breadcrumb coating in this lower-carb, protein-packed fish stick recipe. Serve these baked-not-fried bites with a side of your family’s favorite marinara sauce for dipping.
Healthy Meals for Kids – Dinner
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This meal is a transformed home-staple meatloaf with a lighter mix of ground turkey, ricotta cheese and veggies. Served with a side of mashed cauliflower potatoes and green beans, this meatloaf delivers comfort without compromising on nutrition.
This delicious version of Indian butter chicken adds nutrition with butternut squash blended into the creamy, aromatic sauce. The chicken is paired with a mixture of peas & brown rice along with mini naan for plenty of delicious ways to soak up all that flavorful sauce.
Pesto + Cheese + Ravioli = An absolute kid-hit. To keep this pesto nutritious and nut-free, a green garbanzo bean base is blended with spinach, basil and Parmesan and tossed in with our four-cheese ravioli. Totally green and totally kid-approved.
This Italian-inspired trio never disappoints. We serve roasted chicken meatballs with a broccoli-cauliflower medley and whole wheat fusilli tossed in tomato sauce. Extra nutritious bonus—we blend our tomato sauce with butternut squash! A picky eater favorite.
Recipes to Make at Home
This is a healthy twist on the traditional chicken teriyaki recipe. The cauliflower rice is another great way to sneak in some veggies. Studies also link fiber-rich veggies like cauliflower to a lower risk of illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
This recipe is a great tasting twist on the classic chicken taco. These tacos are a great way of introducing new flavor profiles to your kids while still serving something they recognize! These tacos also have a recipe for homemade peanut sauce that your family will love.
This recipe is a must for picky eaters and one the whole family will love. Instead of eating a giant burger that you kid may not finish, these are easily portioned in muffin-size cups. Bonus, you can serve these with pickles on the side and substitute meat used to turkey.
This is a tasty, fresh and healthy pork chop recipe. The couscous makes for a quick, versatile side dish that easily adopts different flavor profiles. Additionally, this dish easily works with chicken if you don’t have pork on hand.
A kebab dinner is a great, super easy way to make regular pork chops just a little bit more exciting. The fruity olive oil, lemon and oregano give a tangy, fresh and distinctly Greek taste to these grilled pork skewers.
This quick one-pan chicken snap pea stir-fry skillet is packed with tons of pretty veggies and fresh ginger with an easy-to-make homemade sauce makes it so flavorful! Your family will love this simple ginger and garlic sauce mixed with the chicken and veggies.
This cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to sneak in some veggies. Kids won’t even notice the difference between this dough and regular pizza dough! The pizza toppings are completely customizable to what your family prefers.
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Why Healthy Meals for Kids are Important
Healthy eating can help prevent many chronic diseases. These include obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Around half of all Americans have one or more of these illnesses. Healthy eating habits are more likely to stay with you if you learn them as a child. Giving your baby lots of different foods to try, with various tastes and textures, may help them enjoy a variety of foods as they get older. This is because your baby tends to grow to like the foods they get used to. This is why starting a healthy diet early is beneficial.