17 Healthy Recipes That Your Kids Will Actually Want to Eat
Everybody wants their family to be healthy, but when it comes to eating, people of all ages struggle with making smart choices. Our best advice for making your family a bit healthier is to start small and make minor changes that the whole gang can adapt to — especially if you've got a few picky eaters on your hands! Baking chicken instead of frying, using turkey instead of beef, spiralizing veggies in lieu of pasta — these are all teeny (yet delicious) changes that won't cause too much upset in your family's dinner routine.
Read through for 17 healthy recipes that your kids can totally get on board with.
These colorful cauliflower burgers are all veggie without sacrificing taste.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
These sweet potato black bean quesadillas are easy on stomachs, budgets, and schedules — win, win, win!
Turkey Burrito Bowls
Kiddos can make their very own Chipotle-esque burrito bowls with ground turkey, bright veggies, lentils and beans, and a bit of cheese.
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
Baking chicken instead of frying is already a healthy move — this honey mustard chicken is a great way to start making baking a habit in the most delicious of ways.
General Tso's Chickpeas
General Tso's chicken just got a healthy reboot with this chickpea twist that eliminates the usual main ingredient: fried chicken.
Turkey Burger Kabobs
Build a turkey burger without the bread by making some kabobs that are easy to assemble, eat, and enjoy as a familiy.
Veggie Scrambled Eggs
Making scrambled eggs for dinner isn't just one of the easiest solutions in terms of cook and prep time, it's one of the best ways to chuck some extra veggies into a dish you know they already love! This veggie scrambled egg plate combines veggies and a bit of cheese for a healthy and protein-packed meal.
Grilled chicken, fresh veggies, and a bit of hummus meet to make these Mediterranean tacos that they're sure to come back to for seconds.
Turkey, Potato, and Zucchini Meatloaf
This turkey meatloaf is a healthy twist on the comfort food classic that the whole family will enjoy.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Not only can this fried rice be whipped up in 15 minutes, but it's also a lot lighter than traditional rice, as the recipe calls for cauliflower instead!
Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili
This slow-cooker chili is just as hearty as a meat chili, but way more colorful!
Vegetable Lasagna Rolls
These lasagna rolls have all of the cheesy and saucy goodness of your go-to lasagna recipe, but instead of ground meat, they are stuffed with eggplant!
These turkey tacos are sure to spice up your family's Taco Tuesday (or Wednesday or Thursday or Friday!) and only take about 15 minutes to whip up.
Instead of frying up potatoes for fritters, chop up veggies and prepare them in the same way to keep that same crunchy texture and rich taste, just with way more nutritional value. They can be the main event, or a side dish!
Zucchini Noodle Veggie Lo Mein
Ditch take-out lo mein and spiralize some of your family's favorite veggies to make your own version of lo mein with so much less salt but all of the flavor.
Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Skillet
This healthy and hearty skillet meal can be made and enjoyed in just over 30 minutes!
Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup
Minestrone soup is packed with veggies and made heartier — to keep them full for longer — with the help of beans.