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.


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

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.

in-store Healthy Eating Specialist Morgan

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. My greatest joy is to hear the excitement in customers' voices when they talk about their successes."

Morgan Walley

Healthy Eating Specialist
Chattanooga store; Chattanooga, TN

Healthy Eating Specialists are available in many of our stores. Check our Store Locator to find one near you!