Whether your kid has been vegan since birth or you're a family in transition, finding vegan recipes for kids can be a challenge sometimes. If you're looking to get out of a cooking rut we've got some interesting and decently easy recipes for you to make up, and some tips to help you out if you happen to have a picky eater.
Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Balls
I thought these puffed quinoa balls would be the perfect snack project to do with your kids. Vegangela really came up with a delicious and healthy recipe! And what better way to get your children involved and happy to eat than getting them INTO the kitchen with you?
I don't know about you guys, but I don't think I've met a kid (or anyone of any age) who doesn't like chips. Which makes this easy to toss together burrito bowl a nice way to get all those healthy things in, things like beans, corn, lettuce and any other yummy things you might want to add to this recipe from The Vegan 8.
Smoky Vegan Macaroni And Cheese
When I was growing up, mac 'n cheese was DEFINITELY a favorite staple in our house. Even outside the house, as a kid (I sadly didn't know what vegan was as a 5 year old) we'd go out and I'd still get mac 'n cheese at the restaurants. As you can see I am a connoisseur of this pasta dish, so I can tell you that this veganized version from Blissful Basil passes the "yum yum" test.
Cauliflower Buffalo Wings
Finger food reigns supreme in this house. Since I could toddle around it was hard to get me to sit down and eat a solid meal in one sitting. At the end of the day, my mother decided to just set out food so that I could grab it and keep going. This recipe from Hot for Food made me think of that, perfect for a set down, picnic with the whole family OR as a grab it and go munchie.
Apple Peanut Butter Wrap
Here's a really simple meal that you can make when you just DON'T HAVE TIME for anything elaborate. But, it's still yummy and lets be honest, kids love this kind of thing. It's sweet, handheld, crunchy. This is our on recipe from here at Vegan Banana, so head on over here if you want the recipe or just some extra ideas on how to spice up a quick meal for your kid.
Vegan School Lunch Ideas
This is a video I found to be really nice and useful, not just in terms of vegan recipes for kids, but I thought a lot of these recipe ideas would be yummy and good even for an adult! There are also some nice suggestions to keep the food interesting, from cutting the fruit into pretty star shapes to arranging the veggies and fruits in a rainbow pattern down the box. Liv's Healthy Life has definitely proven to be a youtube channel to check out.
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