My kids (3 and 5) have had their picky eater moments over the years, but even when all they want is rice with butter, I still always make meals that ALL of us as a family eat. Since my husband and I don’t always want rice with butter to, I try to make meals that I know my kids will like as much as my husband and I do. Most of the time my kids gobble them up, even when they still ask for rice and butter at the end! Here are the top six Kid-Friendly recipes I’ve developed through the years.
#6: Taco Salad
The great thing about Taco Salad is that it is customizable. If you like more beans and less avocado, adjust accordingly! When I make this I like to put out bowls with all the toppings and then let the kids build their own salad on their plate of lettuce. It’s super fun and super tasty!
This is an oldie but a goodie. This lentil soup is as basic as you can make it, but that appeals to both my kiddos, pretty much any time of year. Enjoy this with a crusty loaf of bread or a salad and you are set for a full family dinner!
This is another basic one, but a total kid favorite. They will dip anything in this hummus: pita chips, bell pepper, carrot sticks, etc. It’s great for a snack, or even a cool meal on a hot summer night!
#3: Hobo Packs
Looking for an easy meal to take on your next camping trip? Or maybe a veggie option for grilling? Look no further than these Hobo Packs, one of the most popular recipes on this blog, and with my kids!
#2: Curried Squash and Veggies
This was a surprise hit at our house, but I credit the success of this savory dish to the mild curry powder I made. Since neither of my kids are big on spicy heat, this dish satisfied my craving for curry, and their for flavorful veggies. A winner for all!
#1: Green Smoothies
While it may not always count as a meal, I can always count on a green smoothie to get some veggies in my kids when they are carb-loading. These smoothies are a family favorite, and we often have them for breakfast or a mid-day snack!