20 Healthy Dinner Ideas for Kids

It's hard enough getting your kids to eat their vegetables, so you have to sneak them in where you can! These recipes are easy to prepare, lightened-up and tasty enough to share with the whole fam.

Vegan Sloppy Joes

"I really enjoyed this. The flavor and consistency were good, and it was also really easy to make! I'm looking forward to leftovers later this week.”

-Rebeckadabean

Broccoli Casserole

“A definite keeper! Most broccoli casseroles use Velveeta. I like that this one uses real cheese. Simple ingredients, yet very good!”

-Ci-Ci

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes

“This is a fantastic recipe! We love it around my house.”

-Andy P.

Peanut-Crusted Chicken Tenders

A crunchy, satisfying take on crispy chicken tenders! All peanut lovers, rejoice!

Slow-Cooker Carnitas

“I’m originally from California and can’t seem to find any decent carnitas where I live! These are very good. The only modification I made was to pull them apart with a fork into smaller pieces, and put them in the oven under the broiler to crisp them up. They turned out great!”

-grill2310

Avocado Quesadillas

"We had a couple of friends over and I made these delicious and different quesadillas. I had to make two batches, one for the hotties and one for the milds. The original recipe was perfect for the milds. Monterey Jack cheese was a great choice.”

-Jillian L

Southwest Spaghetti Squash

“Delicious! I received a spaghetti squash as a gift and didn't know what to do with it. This recipe is a keeper. I’ve tried something new and loved it. Five stars plus!”

-pmheff

Perfect Cauliflower Pizza Crust

“This is excellent pizza and actually tastes great! No ‘veggie’ taste. I used shredded mozzarella cheese as it was the only ‘soft’ cheese I had on hand.”

-ArabianGal

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

“Wow, I’m at a loss for words! This recipe is the best and it’ll be the only recipe for pork tenderloin I ever use! I marinated my pork overnight with a little olive oil, herbs and spices. We couldn’t get enough of it!”

-Leigh-Ann Louden

Chicken Noodle Soup

"This was my very first time making chicken noodle soup. It was delicious, we all had two bowls. I made this for my husband as he is recovering from surgery, and he said it was just perfect!”

-Dana-MMH

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

"Absolutely delicious! My husband was afraid of the pumpkin puree and ground turkey, yet he loved it! This recipe couldn't be simpler, more seasonal or more delicious.”

-mersaydees

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito

“A great vegetarian meal! I love the sweet potato and black bean combination. It’s balanced and hearty without being too heavy. These are a delight for the senses. The spices smell great when they’re cooking, the colors of the orange sweet potato and earthy black beans are wonderful to work with and the result is a dynamite filling.”

-rsarahl

Fajita Turkey Burgers

"Best burgers ever. So tasty! They whole family loved it."

-Sandee

Awesome Baked Pork Chops

“Awesome! Yes, that says it all. My daughter doesn’t like pork chops but she loved this recipe. I used chicken broth instead of wine.”

-Luv2cook

Baked Pesto Chicken

“This was awesome! I mixed the greens with a balsamic vinaigrette and it made it even better.”

-stayathomemommy

Turkey Meatballs

“Perfect, this recipe was great. They came out just right. Tender, juicy and the perfect color. The seasoning in this is clean and crisp!”

-TexasFreeSpirit

Quick Homemade Tomato Soup

"Eat your heart out! Man this was a good thick and tasty soup. I just followed the recipe and enjoyed!”

-Tebo3759

Barbecue Grilled Kielbasa Dinner Packets

“This was very easy and tasty. The potatoes were a bit hard, but next time we will cut them a bit smaller.”

-Lv2cook

Zucchini Lasagna

“I made this a couple of weeks ago and we loved it. I’m making it again tonight. I didn’t use tomato paste and we grilled the zucchini. It was awesome!”

-margueritavilla9

Moist Cheddar-Garlic Oven-Fried Chicken Breast

“I made this for myself last night and I let the chicken sit for a bit. It was juicy inside of that beautiful crust, and delicious.”

-Poupina

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