Just because you’ve got little mouths to feed doesn’t mean everyone at the table has to settle for buttered noodles or chicken nuggets at every meal. In fact, there are plenty of options your kids will gobble up that also happen to good for them. Don’t believe us? As proof, here are 30 healthy, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will love.
Think your kids won’t eat salmon? Think again: The honey-mustard glaze on this one-pan meal will have them coming back for seconds.
No one will miss the tortillas in this secretly veggie-packed dish. (Don’t even tell them it’s squash.)
OK, we admit that the very picky eaters might not touch this one. But if you’ve got adventurous palates in the house, they’ll love the slightly spicy sauce.
This soup is totally customizable: You can adjust the heat level to your liking and use whatever greens are on hand (or let your kids choose).
Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this is bound to be a hit.
They already dip their chicken tenders into honey mustard, so why not make it the sauce for this easy, low-effort meal?
Think of it as spaghetti and red sauce with a twist.
These cuties are irresistible to both kids and adults. Why? Because they’re like Hawaiian pizza, but better.
It’s spicy but not overly so, and the addition of hoisin sauce guarantees this will be a huge win. Even better, it takes 15 minutes to make.
You’ll love that it’s easy to make and clean up; they’ll love that there are *two* kinds of potatoes and a creamy sauce.
Family-friendly meals are nothing if not nutritious and convenient. This one checks all the right boxes.
What kid doesn’t love corn? (And what adult, for that matter?)
They’ll all be hooked at the mention of buffalo sauce.
Skip the hot dogs and make this healthy-ish spin on a well-loved favorite. The zucchini mimics the texture of the pasta, so they’ll be none the wiser.
A surefire way to get anyone to like seafood? Coat it in this salty-sweet miso glaze.
We love a sneaky vegetable as much as the next person, and no one will know this sauce is full of cauliflower.
Give them permission to eat with their hands and they’ll love you even more.
Steamed broccoli and plain chicken might get a thumbs-down, but these equally nutritious stuffed sweet potatoes will be a hit.
You want to fill them up with something healthy, but you don’t want to spend the night washing dishes. Look no further.
It’s buttery and bright but without so many carbs. You might want to make extra.
If you don’t disclose that these pillowy dumplings are made of cauliflower, we won’t tell either.
The yogurt is just as creamy as mayonnaise but a little more nutritious. Pack these in lunches or serve them as a quick dinner.
Just as comforting as the original but with a good-for-you secret. Rope them in with all those delicious toppings.
The one-pan meal is a family-dinner game changer in our humble opinion. This one would make a fantastic leftover lunch.
Admit it: They’ll eat anything if it’s rainbow.
Store-bought chicken sausage plus bright and tangy lemon butter is pure sheet-pan magic.
Stir-fries come together so quickly, which makes them ideal for lunch or dinner. This one is crunchy and salty in all the right ways.
If they don’t like mushrooms, no worries. That just means there will be more for you.
Who’s the fairest lunch packer of them all? You are.
Just like takeout but faster and healthier. File this one under “genius.”