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21 Healthy Kids Food Ideas for Picky Eaters

May 14, 2018

21 Healthy Kids Food Ideas for Picky Eaters

Do you find yourself at a loss to find healthy meals kids love?  I’ve been there!

If you’re anything like me then you’ve spent countless hours on Pinterest searching things like “healthy snacks for kids” or “healthy toddler meals”.  My girls were (and still a lot of times are) two of the pickiest eaters I’ve ever encountered.  They never met a bowl of macaroni and cheese they did not like.  But getting veggies in them was a struggle.  I’ve tried a lot of hidden veggie recipes for kids and some have worked for sure!  I know finding a healthy food list for kids can be a challenge so this roundup is going to provide you with some help!

healthy food for picky eaters

But before we get to the recipes, here is a great resource if you are hoping to curb picky eaters in your house.  One of the things that worked best for our family was separating food!  My girls both have texture issues so even separating fruit from fruit salad made it more palatable.

Here is a great roundup from around the web of some healthy kids meals for picky eaters!

Healthy Breakfast for Kids

Breakfast is a great time to start expanding and trying out some healthy foods to eat.  My girls were always much more receptive of new things in the mornings.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Gingerbread Pancake Cupcakes
Unicorn Toast
Healthy Breakfast Donuts

Vegan or Vegetarian Meals for Kids

Whether you are looking for vegan toddler meals for dietary choices or your kids just aren’t meat fans, these are some great and fun ideas of foods to make that are vegan or vegetarian friendly!

Chickpea Nuggets
Potato Smiley Face Fries
White Bean Mac & Cheese
Veggie Faces
Potato Smiley Face Fries

Healthy Dessert Ideas for Kids

healthy desserts for kids

I’m not going to lie, dessert was totally a bribe in our house (and still is) to eat your veggies.  We try to keep it to really small portions and like to incorporate healthy dessert ideas when possible.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Snickers Ice Cream Bites
Paleo Brownies

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

healthy snacks for kids

How many times in a day does your kiddo say snack?  With my girls… its probably upwards of a thousand.  Healthy snacks ideas can be overwhelming so here are a few that are great (and could actually double as a healthy dessert!)

Healthy Mango Fruit Rollups
Apple Chips
Fruit Pizza
Peanut Butter Bananas

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Healthy Meals for Picky Eaters

As for full meals, these are a few tried and true ideas for some kid friendly dinners and healthy lunches for kids!

Veggie Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders
Spinach & Cheese Ravioli
Turkey, Cheese & Apple Sandwiches

What are your favorite kid friendly meal ideas?  Are your kids picky or great eaters?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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