When I was a kid, I hated everything – especially sauces. Today, I give ketchup and well-rounded, plant-based recipes a pass.
Took me awhile to get there.
According to WebMd, children may be picky eaters, or now known as “selective eaters,” due to smell, texture, or taste sensitivities.
Keeping that in mind, every kid will have their own preferences, dislikes, and their fondness for familiar foods.
It’s a great idea to experiment, using dishes they already like and making small tweaks along the way.
For example, if they love mac and cheese, maybe throw in veggie bacon made of mushrooms.
Or, if they can never get tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, opt for natural peanut butter, crushed raspberries, and a drizzle of honey or date syrup. You can even keep it simple with a side of toasted baguette and a garlic butter dip.
Additionally, if you’re concerned your child is not consuming a well-rounded diet, speak with your child’s pediatrician to check for nutritional deficiencies.
Vegan Recipes for Kids
10-Ingredient Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese
Oil-Free Vegan Fried Rice
Black Bean Tofu Burger Recipe
Vegan Puerto Rican Spaghetti
Easy Vegan Mushroom Bacon
Baked Zucchini Fries
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Grilled Cinnamon Raisin PB&J Sandwich
Vegan Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
Extra-Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets
How To Make Vegan Banana Pancakes
Oat Bran Pancakes
3-Ingredient Strawberry Mint Popsicles (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)
Mushroom Lentil Loaf
3-Ingredient Plant-Based Applesauce
Cannellini Bean Burgers
Crispy Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets
Vegan Creamy Chickpea Pasta with Spinach
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Thank you so much this will help me with my vegan diet a lot!!
Thank you so much for these recipes. My nine year old stated she wanted to go vegan along with me; now she is giving in to the pressure of outside family influence. Which is causing her to bark at the meals I have been preparing lately. Hopefully with some of these I can show her a plant based\vegan diet can be delicious to eat and fun to prepare.
I hope she loves some of these recipes on this list! One of my favorite kid-friendly recipes that I love and my younger family members love is the vegan mac and cheese and mushroom bacon (good together too). I am sorry to hear she’s being pressured – I hope she can ignore the noise and eat what she enjoys.
Looks very good I am 13 and want to have a great diet I will for sure try this❤️💕
Hope you love the recipes! Some of my favorites in this list include the vegan mac & cheese and nuggets! Give them a try. 🙂