13 Kid Approved Recipes That Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

Struggling to find easy recipes your picky kids will eat?

Here’s a great list of kid-approved recipes and meals, that picky toddlers and kids will actually LOVE.

When I was a new mom, and my daughter was just starting to eat solids, I spent a lot of time patting myself on the back for raising such a good eater. “She eats everything!” I bragged.

Then she turned 3. And now? Picky eaters ain’t got nothing on this kid.

With her, it’s a lot more about controlling what she eats instead of telling me what she doesn’t like – this is a typical toddler/preschooler thing, I know.

So I sat down and began compiling a list of tasty, quick, and easy recipes that I thought she would happily dig into.

I have zero time or patience for cutting sandwiches into butterflies or whatever other super-cute ideas you see on Pinterest, but I am always down for cooking a recipe that doesn’t take too long and tastes delicious.

So now you get to reap the benefits of my searching!

Here’s my definitive (for now!) list of 13 Quick and Easy Recipes for Kids- especially picky eaters!


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Super-Creamy, Extra-Cheesy 15-Minute Macaroni and Cheese  from Percolate Kitchen (yep, that’s me!)

5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla from Two Healthy Kitchens

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets from My Gorgeous Recipe

Mushroom Beef Buns from Living Sweet Moments

Mini Macaroni and Cheese Pot Pies from Three Different Directions

Pizza Tofu from Fried Dandelions

Cheesy Potato Soup from All She Cooks

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from The Dinner Mom

Cheesy Goldfish Crusted Garlic Chicken from Beauty Through Imperfection


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30-Minute Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups from Percolate Kitchen

Potato Chip Chicken from Dancing Through the Rain

Homemade (Vegan!) Spaghetti-O’s from Strength and Sunshine

Naan Pizza Freezer Meal Kit from Percolate Kitchen

That’s it! What do you think? Are these recipes that would pass muster with any of your picky eaters? I know I saw a few things my daughter might try… as long as I wasn’t watching her too closely 

If you make any of these fabulous dishes, pop back on this post and let me know!

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