Bon Appetit!: The Top Healthy Recipes for Kids (That Are Also Easy!)

healthy recipes for kids

Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 children in the US is overweight or obese?

Even though there is more awareness today about the obesity epidemic than ever before, a lot of parents are still confused about how to raise healthy children.

One of the main problems is that some parents think exercise is the answer to raising healthy children. And, while exercise certainly plays a big role in raising a healthy child, diet is just as, if not more, important.

So, what healthy recipes for kids should you be cooking for your children to ensure they grow up to be strong and healthy?

Check out this guide to learn the top healthy recipes for kids- that are also easy to make!

1. Quesadilla Bar

What kid doesn’t love quesadillas? And, what kid doesn’t love having a say in what they eat?

This is where a kid’s quesadilla bar comes in.

Creating a quesadilla bar may sound complicated, but it’s actually super easy. All you need to do is buy:

  • A pound of meat of your choosing (we recommend lean meat, like chicken or turkey, or black beans)
  • Mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese your children prefer)
  • A bunch of veggies (avocados, sliced bell peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, etc.)
  • Mini whole wheat tortillas
  • Greek yogurt (makes a healthy substitute for sour cream!)

Once you have all the ingredients, all you have to do is cook and season the meat and warm up the tortillas. Then, your kids can load on their own toppings to their liking, and then reheat the meal to make a delicious, filling quesadilla!

2. Eggs in a Hole

Eggs are extremely nutritious and they’re great for serving at any meal, not just breakfast.

But, many kids often get tired of the same ol’ scrambled eggs.

That’s why we suggest mixing things up and making eggs in a hole with your kids.

For this recipe, you will need one slice of bread and one egg per child. Dig out any cookie cutters you have in your home, and let your kids choose a shape they want to cut into their bread.

Once they’ve cut out a shape using their cookie cutter, heat a non-stick skillet, brush butter on both sides of the bread and pop the bread onto the skillet.

Then, crack an egg into the whole of the bread. While the egg is cooking, you can sprinkle in extras like veggies, turkey bacon, or cheese.

Cook on both sides, and then serve!

3. Lunch Box Pita Pockets

When you’re short on time and creativity, it can be tempting to throw some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into your kids’ lunch boxes.

Not only is this meal a bit boring, but it’s also loaded with sugar.

That’s why we suggest making lunch box pita pockets instead. To make this easy meal you will need:

  • Whole wheat pitas
  • A variety of veggies
  • A protein (slices of lean meat, chopped hardboiled eggs, chickpeas, black beans, tempeh, etc)
  • Healthy dressing (hummus, tzatziki, homemade healthy ranch)

Once you have the ingredients, all you have to do is cut the pitas in half and then let your kids assemble in the veggies, protein, and dressings.

This isn’t just a great cold lunch meal, it’s also a great vacation meal for families heading to busy cities like Las Vegas.

Healthy Recipes for Kids: Wrapping it Up

As you can see, making a meal for your kids that is healthy and delicious is not that difficult.

If you have any questions about these healthy recipes for kids, please let us know in the comments below or contact us with any questions.