Healthy Kid Recipes

Find top-rated, kid-approved recipes to help you keep your family healthy and happy.

Staff Picks

Baked Crispy Potato Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 14
This recipe is adapted from one I found in a magazine to make it a little easier. It has less fat and fewer calories than fried chicken, with plenty of crispy flavor.

Kids' Choice Healthilicious Pineapple Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
This is my kids' favorite smoothie! The main flavors of this smoothie are pineapple and vanilla but it is full of antioxidants from berries and spinach! Great way to get your greens.

Tropical Zucchini Carrot Muffins

Rating: 4 stars 4
Super scrumptious way to use up the summer zucchini harvest.

Jicama Zebra Fries

Rating: 4 stars 11
Ever wonder what to do when you have too much jicama? Here's a quick guide to making a quick snack. Best served with barbeque sauce. The stripes on the fries are caused by the moisture escaping the jicama and creating fissures where the starch from the jicama collects and browns.

No Cook Applesauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Yummy applesauce for the whole family. This serving size is for a crowd so you might want to make it smaller. Everyone will love it.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 2614
This easy recipe for baked kale chips is simply the best.
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Baked Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 540
Tasty baked tortilla chips you make at home that are much better than store bought chips. Serve with your choice of salsas and garnishes.

Playgroup Granola Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 1965
My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 3043
Easy baked chicken full of flavor from a tangy-sweet honey mustard glaze.

Extra Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 671
Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.
By Donalyn

Berry Fruit Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
Mixture of different delicious berries.

Awesome Broccoli Marinara

Rating: 4 stars 158
This is a great quick version of an Italian traditional side dish in our family all the way from Italy. You can use fresh tomatoes and basil. However, as a mother of four, I opt for the quick method as I'm sure other parents of small ones can appreciate. The kids really love this dish too. Buon Appetito!
By Debra

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Chicken Dinners That Kids Love
Chicken is a great option when cooking for the kids. Tempt them to the table with 10 of their favorites.
7 Smart Grab-and-Go Breakfasts Kids Love
Make a week's worth of good-for-you portable breakfast bites.
Baked Spaghetti with Chicken
Rating: 4 stars 72

This baked spaghetti dish with chicken, cheese, and veggies is the perfect comfort casserole.