By Carl Hanson

Clean eating is a simple, healthy way for the entire family to eat. And these clean recipes appeal to even the pickiest eaters. They minimize added sugars, unhealthy fats, and heavily processed foods while favoring fresh, whole foods, all with simple preparations that highlight natural favors. Best of all, these clean eating recipes are kid friendly!

Clean Eating Recipes for Kids!

Everyone will love these top-rated clean eating family recipes.

1. Herbed Chicken Nuggets

A healthy, whole-food take on a classic kid-friendly food. "These chicken nuggets are tender and delicious," says Amy.

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2. Lentil Tacos

"So good you'll never miss the meat!" says isachandra. "This vegan version of classic tacos uses lentils instead of ground beef."

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3. Waffled Falafel

"A delicious twist on a classic! Keep cooked waffles warm in a low oven,' The Gruntled Gourmand. "Serve with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley."

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4. Chicken Spinach Meatballs

"These chicken spinach meatballs are to die for," says Radhika. "I make these for my kids' lunch boxes and everyone at their school wants them. They freeze great."

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5. Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs

"Excellent served with pita bread, tzatziki, and a Greek salad," says Dolce Cuoco. Substitute lamb for the chicken, and vary the veggies as you like.

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6. Clean-Eating Hearty Pasta Sauce

A simple meat-sauce that features lean ground beef and chopped zucchini. "This is a satisfyingly hearty sauce that you can feel good about eating," says GymRat. "Serve over whole grain spaghetti or brown rice pasta for gluten-free diets."

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7. Oat-Free and Gluten-Free Granola Bars

"If you are trying to avoid certain grains and processed sugars, this is an excellent substitute for the traditional granola bar," says princessgertie. "Also wonderful on top of ice cream or baked apples."

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8. Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad

"Low-carb, sizzling-hot grilled fajita salad on the table in less than 30 minutes," says Baking Nana. "Yes, it is possible!

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9. Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

Meatless meatballs? Oh yes. "Mushrooms provide more than enough savoriness," explains Chef John. The trick is thoroughly browning the finely chopped mushrooms. "The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest," says Chef John. "What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs. They are officially approved for use on spaghetti!"

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs | Photo by catherine.drew

10. Summer Chicken Burgers

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are seasoned simply with salt and pepper, grilled, and topped with caramelized onions, cheese, and avocado -- or whatever toppings you love!

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11. Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

"This turkey meatloaf has a great texture," says Andrew Benoit. "The secret is the quinoa, which adds wonderful texture and is much nuttier than breadcrumbs."

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