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Have you started clean eating, realized how amazing it makes you feel, and now you want to get the whole family on board? Don’t worry, it can be done. Even if your kids are the type who gag at the mere thought of eating vegetables, these 20+ clean eating recipes for kids are bound to change their mind.
As the mom of a 2-year-old, I know how hard it can be to get dinner on the table every night. That’s why I almost always spend a couple hours on Sunday night doing some clean eating meal prep for the week ahead. I’ll usually cook some quinoa, bake some salmon, cook some chicken breasts in the slow cooker, bake a big tray of veggies and then store them in these portioned meal prep containers, ready for the week ahead. It makes things super convenient and quick at dinnertime.
Once you’ve ordered a pack of the meal prep containers, and gotten into the habit of using them for meal prep, you’ll find that it’s a LOT easier to stick to clean eating during the week.
Now let’s get to the clean eating recipes for kids – you’ll find that these are all simple to prepare and there are many clean versions of childhood favorites in here!
20+ Clean Eating Recipes for Kids (That They’ll Actually Eat!)
Homemade Ranch Dip
What toddler doesn’t love dipping things into ranch sauce? This clean eating ranch dip is made with Greek yogurt, making it both healthy, and delicious.
Easy Corn Fritters
These easy corn fritters are a firm favorite with my 2-year-old, and virtually ever child I’ve ever served them to. They’re delicious eaten warm or cold and stay good in the fridge for a few days (but they won’t last that long without being eaten, I promise!)
Salted Caramel Smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to sneak some nutrients into a picky kid, so they’ve been a part of my son’s diet since he switched to solid food. This salted caramel smoothie recipe tastes decadent but it’s full of healthy ingredients – my son even likes having one for dessert!
What kid (or adult, for that matter) doesn’t love a delicious, gooey, fudgy brownie? These healthy brownies are packed full of good-for-you ingredients, and taste just as good, if not better, than the “real” thing.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Another chocolate recipe for your little sweet tooth – easy, creamy chocolate avocado puddings. If you’ve never used avocado as a dessert ingredient, then definitely give it a try – delicious and creamy!
2 large avocados, flesh removed
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
Blend all ingredients together, enjoy.
Crustless Mini Spinach Quiches
These crustless mini spinach quiches make the perfect on-the-go breakfast, healthy snack, or easy lunch or dinner. They take very little time to make, and can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Another easy, on-the-go clean eating recipe for kids that is perfect for breakfast or a quick snack is this Banana Oatmeal Muffin recipe. They tick all the boxes – healthy, sugar-free, easy-to-make and toddler approved.
14 Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes
Toddlers love chicken, it’s healthy, and given that you can buy it for as low as $0.99/lb from Zaycon Fresh, it’s a great ingredient to use in your clean eating recipes. Here are 14 quick and easy chicken recipes that will feed a family.
One-Minute Keto Muffins
If you’re on the keto train, then these one-minute keto muffins are a perfect clean eating snack that both you and your kids will enjoy. Older kids can even make these themselves, they’re that easy!