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15 Clean Eating Dinners Your Kids Will Enjoy

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We’ve been eating clean for a few years and we definitely have our favorite recipes in the weekly rotation! I have a long commute home from work so I spend a lot of that time trying to figure out what I’m going to make for dinner.

For the most part, I can come up with dinner based on what we have on hand. But every once in a while we just want to eat something special! Below, I’ve listed 15 Clean eating dinners your kids will enjoy. These are a few of our favorites.

There are a good mix of slow cooker recipes, and ones that can be made on those busy nights!!

With so many options, you are sure to find a handful that your family will love!

Be sure to come back and let me know what you think!

15 Kid Friendly Clean Eating Recipes

1. Kalbi Short Ribs

Talk about a kid pleaser! These kalbi short ribs are just the right balance of sweet and salty. Delicious! You’ll be surprised how fast the kids devour this one!

picture of kalbi

2. Sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t love Sloppy Joes?? This simple recipe is made in the slow cooker. Just set it and forget it!! And those Paleo Hamburger buns…. I’m sold.

Sloppy joes paleo

3. Chicken Taco Chili (slow cooker)

Another Slow Cooker recipe – You’re welcome! 🙂 I love to replace ground beef with ground chicken. It works especially well in this dish since the chili flavor is the star of this dish.

chicken taco chili

4. Mac N Cheese

This is one of my favorite recipes on the list! This Paleo Mac N Cheese uses cauliflower in place of the noodles. My kids complain about the cauliflower but one taste and they are asking for seconds! If there is only one recipe on this list that you try, this should be it…

clean eating mac n cheese

5. Oven Baked Ribs

These are AMAZING! Seriously our favorite dinner right now. The meat just falls off the bone with these ribs and It is all about the technique.
Low and slow then finished on the grill (or under the broiler if you don’t have a grill).

top view of ribs cut and lined up from left to right

6. Cheesy Cauliflower Dippers (like a breadstick!)

I love the idea of cauliflower pizza crust, but this recipe takes it to the next level! It’s a little time consuming but completely worth it! The kids enjoy this one and the adults love that it is low in calories. This is a great appetizer idea!

cauliflower breadsticks

7. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

To make these chicken nuggets clean eating compatible, swap out the Italian breadcrumbs for whole wheat breadcrumbs. I like to take stale bread and blend it in the blender or food processor to make breadcrumbs. Store it in the freezer until you need them. Easy and delicious!

chicken nugget

8. Italian Pasta Salad

This Gluten Free recipe is also clean eating friendly! If you don’t have a Clean Italian Recipe that you love, check out this one from Gracious Pantry: https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-italian-dressing/

clean eating pasta salad

9. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

This recipe is a favorite of kids and adults! These potatoes are crispy and crunchy, meaning they are irresistible!

a hand holding a potato with yogurt and chives on it

10. Chicken Chili

This chicken chili recipe is perfect for fall and the cold blustery weather. But we also make this in the summer when we have a big group of friends over! So Delicious…

chicken chili recipe

11.  Low Carb Zucchini Crust Pizza Crust

You will not believe how delicious this low carb zucchini pizza crust is! It’s delicious and the whole family loves it! And it’s a great variation from Cauliflower crust!

zucchini crust pizza

12. Chicken Alfredo Bake

This delicious Alfredo Bank uses Almond milk to make the creamy sauce. Add zucchini noodles and it’s a delicious meal for the whole family! One secret to getting your kids to eat zoodles is to mix it with whole wheat noodles.

kid friendly clean eating dinner

13. Zucchini Tots

These delicious zucchini tots are a perfect side dish to any dinner! They also make a great nut free lunch the next day!

clean eating kid recipe

14. Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Don’t be intimated by the pretty picture on this one! These are fast and simple to make. The best part is that the kids will eat them simply because they are easy to pick up with your hands!

clean eating broccoli

15. Fried Quinoa

What kid doesn’t like fried rice?? My kids will even eat vegetables if it’s mixed with rice. This healthy dish is fast and easy to make on those lazy nights. Definitely give this one a try!

fried quinoa

Try out these dishes and let me know which is your favorite!!


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