Here are some clean eating for kids recipes. I have plenty to choose from for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks and YOUR kids will love eating them. If your family is on a Clean Eating diet, it can be difficult to find recipes that children can and will eat. I hope this list is useful to you and your family.
I also have links to other recipes that I think kids like, at least mine do, that I think will be helpful to you. One way I get my children to eat foods they wouldn’t normally eat is to give them healthy options when they are hungry.
For example, when they are starving and you’re making dinner and you may be tempted to say they shouldn’t eat anything before dinner. Tell them the only thing they can have before dinner is vegetables. When I do that, if my kids are hungry enough, they chow down on mini carrots and snap peas. No forcing required.
I have found that kids prefer foods that are simple, not spicy or hard to chew. My kids really like finger foods – maybe because they are easier to eat and they don’t have to use a fork or spoon.
I know kids that don’t like anything mixed together like a casserole. If I serve them the main ingredients of the casserole separately they will eat them just fine. That way they can eat the ingredients we are having but in a kid-friendly way.
That’s why I tried to find recipes like that, that your kids will love too. Of course, kids always want sweets but if the sweets are real food and don’t have too much unhealthy sugar in them, I say why not?
That’s why Clean sweets are better than others because the sugar in Clean Eating recipes is unprocessed. Some of these Clean Eating for Kids recipes use fruit in place of sugar, now that’s a win-win situation for us as parents and the kids. I love most of these too.
My kid’s favorites listed here are for pizza, cookies and ice cream. My daughter’s most favorite is taco soup. They are all wonderful, taste great and are actually healthy and avoid processed foods. Go ahead give them all a try.
I hope you enjoy these and I hope you can find several that become your favorites and hopefully even avoid a night of eating at a fast food restaurant.
You may also like these recipes.
Clean Eating for Kids Dinner Recipes from Other Blogs
Quinoa Pizza Bites – Live Well Bake Often
Quinoa – Mozzarella Cheese – Pepperoni – Parmesan Cheese – Egg – Italian Seasoning – Onion Powder – Garlic Powder
These pizza bites are really easy to make especially if you use leftover quinoa that’s already cooked. I haven’t tried it but I think this would work with cooked rice too. If your kids don’t like quinoa then it might be worth a try. If it doesn’t take shape you might need to add an extra egg. I like the idea of serving some marinara sauce on the side to dip it in. They are kind of like having your own little personal pizza cup. Yum
Cheese Burger Pasta – The Gracious Pantry
Ground Beef or Turkey – Whole Milk – Whole Grain Macaroni – Cheddar Cheese – Hamburger Helper Mix
Included is a recipe for homemade hamburger helper mix to replace those chemical filled mixes you buy in the store. Did you know that cheddar cheese is colored with Annatto seed and not colored with food coloring so it is easily Clean Eating.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough – Gimme Some Oven
White Whole Wheat Flour – Honey – Cornmeal
This is easy to make, contains no refined flour and sweetened naturally with honey. Great if you’re trying to cut out refined flour in your diet.
Clean Eating for Kids Dessert Recipes from Other Blogs
Baked Donuts – Grounded and Surrounded
Gluten-Free Flour Blend – Xanthan Gum – Stevia Powder – Applesauce – Almond Milk – Greek Yogurt – Coconut Sugar – Sprinkles
This recipe took six months to be perfect. But I have to say they are not exactly like bakery bought doughnuts. My kids are used to eating healthy most of the time so they gobble them up. But if your kids are used to healthy homemade desserts they may not like them as much as mine do.
Strawberry Watermelon Lime Popsicles – One Lovely Life
Watermelon – Strawberries – Lime
These healthy, bright fresh watermelon popsicles are a really great choice for a warm-weather treat. They are made with one hundred percent fruit and help balance your electrolytes naturally.
Homemade Bear Paws Cookies – The Fit Housewife
Coconut Oil – Coconut Palm Sugar – Applesauce – Whole Wheat Flour – Use Old Fashioned Oats in place of Quick-Cooking Oats – Chia Seed – Mini Chocolate Chips
When I have time to make homemade cookies my kids love it when I make these. They are full of only wholesome ingredients. I put these cookies in my kids school lunches. I also like to serve them for a healthy treat or an after-school snack.
Chocolate Chip Cookies – The Food Charlatan
Use Old Fashioned Oats – Whole Wheat Flour – Honey – Dark Chocolate Chips
If you think the oats need to be smaller to make these cookies taste better. All you have to do is zap the old fashioned oats in the blender for a few seconds and you’ll have much smaller oats. Just don’t zap them too long or you’ll have oat flour. Old fashioned oats are way healthier because they haven’t been processed as many time as quick oats. That’s why they are bigger.
Waffle Cones Recipe – The Gracious Pantry
Eggs – Sucanat Sugar – Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
I bet my kids would love it if I made these for them! Plus, these don’t have that many ingredients. Better yet, I should have my children make them for themselves. That would be a fun idea.