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I often hear how it's hard to get kids to eat healthy meals, especially vegetables. It's a real struggle, especially when there's young kids involved.
If your kids are like mine, they are a little moody and sometimes unpredictable. Some days the idea of trying something new leads to an all out meltdown. And other days, surprisingly, they're willing and eager to do it.
How to Make kid friendly meals (that are actually healthy)
It seems my kids would be happier if I never asked them to eat their vegetables. But I'm not giving up. And you shouldn't either.
Vegetables are so nutritious, and I'm going to keep fighting this battle. Slowly, we're figuring out healthy recipes that our kids like.
They like beets when they're in chip form. They like shredded carrots, sweet potato fries, and honey mustard brussels sprouts (some days). I can also put dark leafy greens in a smoothie and they can't taste them at all.
I want to encourage you to keep working to find ways your kids will eat their veggies. Your kids might like different things than my kids. You know them best. Keep at it, and they'll figure out what's good soon.
One tip: if they see YOU eating veggies and enjoying them, they're WAY more likely to do the same.
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Hopefully the lists below will help you find meals that your whole family will enjoy.
- Santa Monica street tacos
- cauliflower fried rice
- cheesy chicken & rice casserole
- spaghetti and meatballs
- Thai chicken salad
- slow cooker quinoa tex mex meal
- tomato basil chicken stew
- low carb loaded chowder
- chicken tortilla soup
- rotisserie style chicken in the slow cooker
- light chicken parmesan
- guiltless alfredo sauce
- teriyaki chicken stir fry
- taco salad
- skinny lasagna rolls
- vegetable lasagna soup
- veggie mac and cheese
- loaded baked sweet potatoes
- easy chicken and stuffing bake
- Roasted chicken sausage, sweet potato, and apples
- zucchini lasagna
- fish tacos with avocado mango salsa
- mozarella boats
- mexican lasagna
- pork carnitas
- pecan crusted chicken strips
- slow cooker honey mustard chicken sandwiches
- zucchini pizza bites
- spinach and colby jack stuffed chicken roll ups
- smashed sweet potatoes
- meatloaf mexi-muffins
- slow cooker pulled pork
- cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa casserole
- chili cheese fries
- chicken stir-fry with chinese broccoli
- broccoli cheddar chicken
- chicken pesto meatballs
- turkey taco zucchini boats
- grilled fruit quesadilla
- peanut butter banana ice cream
- Bean-Free Turkey Chili
- Healthy crockpot enchilada casserole
- fiesta lime chicken
- taco sloppy joes
- super mom stir fry
- parmesan crusted chicken tenders with buttermilk ranch dressing
- salsa verde chicken & rice skillet
- healthier crockpot sloppy joes
- sesame noodle salad
- grilled cilantro lime chicken skewers
- the juciest turkey burgers
- garlic chicken & kale spaghetti
- cheesy enchilada stuffed zucchini
- bruschetta chicken
- crockpot teriyaki chicken over quinoa pilaf
- southwest sausage and quinoa lettuce wraps
- easy 20-minute garlic and herb cod
- turkey salisbury steak
- hummus and veggie wraps
- roasted veggie and quinoa salad
- turkey meatloaf florentine
- 15-minute creamy balsamic chicken
- chicken meatball and barley soup
- sausage and peppers stuffed zucchini
- asian bbq chicken turkey meatballs with zucchini fried rice
- sheet pan chicken fajitas
- black bean and quinoa enchilada bake
- grilled asian sweet and spicy chicken skewers
- turkey chili potatoes
- paleo fish nuggets with homemade tartar sauce
- salsa chicken and bean tostadas
If your kids are anything like my kids, they'll go through stages.
One week they love carrots, the next they don't.
One week they devour the shredded chicken out of the crockpot, the next they're only eating ground beef - no chicken.
I encourage you to roll with the punches.
Praise their efforts in trying the new foods, and continue offering a variety for them to eat.
In no time, you'll have your own customized collection of kid friendly meals that YOUR kids love.