Healthy versions of mac & cheese, pizza, and even chicken nuggets!
It’s not always easy to get kids to eat their vegetables. They might want greasy cheesy pizza, but what’s best for them is lean chicken and broccoli. If you’re searching for healthy kid-friendly dinners that both kids and adults will enjoy, check out our list of 13 nutritious kid friendly dinners.
SkinnyMs. has compiled clean eating takes on some of the most popular kid-friendly meals. From spaghetti and lasagna to chicken nuggets and pizza, these 13 healthy family dinners will deliver vitamins and minerals in a package that kids enjoy.
This kid-friendly recipe is super easy with short cook times and minimal clean up. The family-favorite dish is kept healthy with whole wheat or high protein pasta and substituting flavorful veggies and seasonings in place of calorie-dense sauces.
The best way to get your kid to eat mushrooms might just be to hide them in mac & cheese. This deliciously cheesy recipe (pictured in this article) is made healthy with whole wheat noodles and reduced fat cheese.
Make pizza into a healthy dinner with this recipe. Not only is it low-carb and high-protein, it’s also unique in its flavor combination. Built on a soft corn tortilla, the pizza is layered with stacks of diced tomatoes, refried beans, ground turkey, and gooey Monterey jack cheese. No one can resist!
One of our best go-to healthy family dinners is this individual shepherd’s pie recipe. Because each serving is separated in a ramekin, it’s easy for everyone to practice portion control. Not to mention the potatoes, ground turkey, and cheesy goodness is sure to please kids and adults alike! For a vegetarian version, try this veggie shepherd’s pie.
It’s easy to get kids to eat almost anything as long as it looks like chicken nuggets. Avoid fast food made with questionable ingredients and opt for this recipe. It’s made with lean, boneless chicken and coated with a mixture of whole wheat flour, quinoa, and eggs. Bake them instead of frying and you have juicy, flavorful nuggets that beat fast food any day.
This is a perfect recipe for getting kids to eat more veggies. The broccoli and cauliflower are hidden beneath a layer of cheesy goodness. Despite the cheese, this is still a healthy recipe! It’s packed full of vitamins and minerals and delivers a healthy dose of protein.
Zesty and nutritious, these vegetarian patties make a fun family meal full of filling ingredients.
Most kids won’t mind the substitution of turkey for beef. As long as the burger tastes good, they’ll eat it! This turkey burger has less fat and more lean protein than beef burgers, but it’s still rich in hearty flavors.
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