Kid-Friendly Recipes

Getting kids to eat better doesn’t have to be a struggle — sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. We’re here to help with fun, colorful and creative recipes for every meal.

Jump to: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Snacks

 


Breakfast

High five! You got them out of bed and on their feet. Let’s see what we can do about giving them some good stuff to start their day.

Quick and Easy Breakfasts

Fruit dippers
Serve cut fruit with yogurt to dip.

Fruity banana split
Spoon unsweetened applesauce over banana halves and top with fresh berries.

Cottage Parfait
Mash berries, spoon over cottage cheese (it’s packed with protein!) and add a sprinkle of granola for crunch.

Sunrise Breakfast Smoothie

Start your day with a simply delicious smoothie that packs fruit, veggies, yogurt and whole grains all in one sippable package.

 


Lunch

Make lunch look good! These simple, kid-friendly recipes feature a rainbow of colorful vegetables and legumes.

Quick and Easy Lunches

Whole wheat tortillas + shredded rotisserie chicken + baby spinach = Chicka Boom Burritos
Bread + cheese + carrot ribbons = Crouching Carrot Sly Grilled Cheese
Whole grain crackers + deli-style turkey slices + cucumber + cream cheese = Picnic Poppers

Avocado, Lettuce and Tomato Pita Pockets

This juicy vegetarian lunch packs whole grain pitas with a mixture of greens, tomatoes and mashed avocado for a colorful midday meal.


Dinner

1 bite, 2 bites, 3 bites, 4…they’ll love dinner and you’ll know the real score!

Quick and Easy Dinners

Mac & cheese + frozen peas = Polka Dot Mac
Spaghetti squash + tomato sauce = Squashy Sketti
Cod + panko + roasted broccoli = Crispy Fish in a Forest

Snacks

Celebrate the tiny victories, like sending them to school in matching socks or serving a fun snack that you can feel good about.

Quick and Easy Snacks

Open-face grahamwich
Spread nut or seed butter onto graham crackers and top with sliced bananas, apples or berries.

Fancy Ants on a Log
Swap peanut butter and raisins for almond butter, pumpkin seeds and halved grapes.

Black Bean Dip
Purée a can of drained black beans with one tablespoon each tahini and lemon juice to serve with veggies and crackers.

Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Perfect for breakfast on the go or a quick snack, these moist and chewy granola bars can be customized with any combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

in-store Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis

"Set yourself up for success by making it easier and faster to make delicious, healthy meals at home than to eat out."

Curtis Whitwam

Healthy Eating & Green Mission Specialist
Tampa Store; Tampa, FL

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