Kid-Friendly Recipes

Browse through hundreds of tasty recipes for kids (and picky adults). See photos plus helpful tips from parents who cook.

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Lion Veggie Tray

Rating: Unrated
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Jungle party, zoo outing, birthday party - this cute lion is easy to make and kids especially will love him. You can use other orange vegetables like carrots as well.

No-Bake Raspberry Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Rating: Unrated
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Deliciously gooey raspberry peanut butter granola bars made with fresh raspberries, peanut butter, oats, and chia seeds. A healthy homemade no-bake snack that takes just 5 minutes to make! Store in a container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Rating: Unrated
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These muffins are so moist and full of flavor! I have looked at dozens of recipes and most had too much sugar for my liking. There is absolutely no need for a lot of sugar to make these muffins delicious. Because they have bananas and chocolate chips, I just added 1/2 cup of sugar, which turned out perfect!
By Anonymous

Fruit Punch Salad

Rating: Unrated
7
This fruit salad tastes exactly like that fake, red fruit punch mix, only with really healthy, delicious ingredients! Our son loved it, and so did we! It is the perfect summer treat.

Spinach Quiche with Kid Appeal

Rating: Unrated
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My kids love this easy quiche. I serve it with fresh cantaloupe for a light weeknight supper or weekend lunch. Enjoy!

My Kid's Favorite Zucchini Bread

Rating: Unrated
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This recipe is delicious, moist and a great way to use up all the zucchini that your garden produces. Enjoy! Shred the zucchini first and let it sit in a colander to drain while putting the other ingredients together. I use very large zucchini from my garden and cut out all the seeds. Use left over shredded zucchini to make fritters. Optional additions include pecans, walnuts, dried cherries, raisins, or chocolate chips.

Best and Easiest Chicken Nuggets

Rating: Unrated
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Simple, super easy, quick, delicious, and pretty healthy, too!

Kid's Favorite Baked Oatmeal

Rating: Unrated
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If your family doesn't care for the texture of regular oatmeal, then this is for you. It's more cake-like. This is the most requested recipe at the sports camp my kids went to. I modified the recipe to cut the fat and sugar and it is my kid's favorite breakfast. Make a pan on Monday and eat a quick, healthy breakfast the rest of the week.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: Unrated
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These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

Rating: Unrated
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These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love 'em.

Baked Tortilla Chips

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

Easy Tuna Patties

Rating: Unrated
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These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

Inspiration and Ideas

A Month's Worth of Kid-Friendly Dinners

Many of these recipes are so simple, your kids can help make dinner with you, so they'll appreciate it even more.

Playgroup Granola Bars

Rating: Unrated
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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.