It’s hard to get kids to eat anything besides junk, Pop-Tarts, Lunchables, and more junk. Kids want carbs, sugar, and anything fried. Vegetables? Gross, and totally not an option. And at the end of your day, who has time to cook lavish meals for your children? Here are 13 recipes that are healthy and easy to make that your kids will love.
13 Diner Meatloaf 'Muffins'
These mini meat loaf muffins are easy to make and are only 150 calories per muffin. They are made with lean meat and are secretly loaded with carrots and onions for extra fiber. Your kids will think they are eating giant meatballs and who doesn't love giants or meatballs? Find the full recipe here.
12 Peanut Butter-Banana Spirals
Kids love a peanut butter sandwich, so why not change things up a bit? This recipe rolls up peanut butter and banana in a tortilla. And because there is no cooking involved, have your little ones prepare this snack with you! Find the full recipe here.
11 Creamy Double-Cheese Sauce with Pasta
Here's a healthier spin on a mac and cheese that your kids will devour. While this dish looks loaded in fat, a low-fat cream cheese is used and a small pinch of nutmeg helps bring out the cheesiness. Find the full recipe here.
10 Carrot Cake Pancakes
Who can resist a pancake? How about a pancake with carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves? It's like eating carrot cake, but it's oh so much healthier! Find the full recipe here.
9 Soft Chicken Tacos
Love Taco Tuesday in your household? Tacos are a fun way for the family to make a meal together. Your children will love building their own tacos, and the recipe is loaded with veggies, low fat cheese, and lean meat. Find the full recipe here.
8 Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
Potatoes, meat, cheese and broccoli. While this meal isn't exactly healthy, use reduced fat sour cream, split the potato in half, and add a salad to make it a healthier. Find the full recipe here.
7 Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Kids love chicken fingers, so make your own with this healthier version of your typically greasy fingers. They are easy to make and your kids will love them! Find the full recipe here.
6 Baked Carrot French Fries
I want! These baked carrots french fries look incredible. Better make some extra or there will be none left for the kiddies! Find the full recipe here.
5 Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Here is another healthier version of mac and cheese. By using greek yogurt, it's lower in fat and higher in protein. You can also add some veggies if your kids will allow you to! Find the full recipe here.
4 Jessica Alba's Turkey Meatballs
This is Jessica Alba's recipe for healthy meatballs. She suggests you make a big batch of them and then incorporate them into meals all week. Find the full recipe here.
3 Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins
Now time for something sweet. Kids love muffins, and here is a recipe for skinny banana blueberry muffins that won't send your kids into too much of a sugar high. Find the full recipe here.
2 Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes
Kids love PJ & J. Kids love pancakes. And now they can have PB & J pancakes. Mind blown. Find the full recipe here.
1 Mini Turkey Burgers
These mini turkey burgers are the perfect size for your little ones. Use lean meat, add those delicious carrot fries, and you've got a perfect meal! Find the full recipe here.