20 Kid Friendly Healthy Dinner Ideas – Clean Eating Recipes

by NaturalDeets

Any one with kids knows that they won’t eat something just because it is good for them. It also needs to look delicious and taste amazing! It can be frustrating, but it doesn’t need to be!We’ve compiled 20 delicious kid friendly clean eating recipes that you can make tonight! 

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Since all kids have their particular tastes, I have complied a wide range of recipes, so there should be something on this list for any picky eater! Did I miss something? Let me know!

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad has no refined sugars but tastes just as good as the traditional recipe! With cilantro and chicken, this dish will satisfy your fancy salad craving!

Get the recipe HERE

Orange Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

Forget takeout, this is FAKEout! I’m kicking off the weekend with one of my absolute favorite dinners, Paleo and Whole30 Orange Sesame Chicken and Broccoli served with perfectly steamed broccoli. The orange hoisin sauce is 100% amazing. When you eat it, it really feels like a special occasion!

baked chicken on a bed of lettuce and garnished with sesame seeds and green onions

This one takes a little work, but when the kids are asking for orange chicken, this should be your go to! Get the recipe HERE

Nut-Free Vegan Mac and Cheese

This creamy vegan baked mac and cheese is 100% nut-free, dairy-free and packed with veggies. It’s the vegan comfort food dinner recipe you’ve been searching for.

a top shot of the mage and cheese in a enameled pot

Get the recipe HERE

Smash Burger Sliders in A Cast Iron Skillet

There is just something about eating sliders that fuels the air and amps up the party! Is it because we feel like we are eating tiny food? Or is it because we can have more than one with no guilt?! What ever it is, these smash burger sliders are guaranteed to pump up your next get together!

picture of 2 burger sliders on a wooden cutting board

Get the recipe HERE

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Skip the carbs and high calorie takeout and grab our Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice Recipe tonight! It’s ready within just 30 minutes, and it’s sure to be a family favorite dinner! 

cauliflower fried rice in two white bowls on a white placemat

Get the recipe HERE

Teriyaki Tofu

Teriyaki Tofu is a gluten-free, vegan, high-protein, low-calorie meal or snack that can be made with only 5 ingredients, in an hour from start to finish.

teriyaki tofu that is in the shape of a jenga game

Get the recipe HERE

Air Fryer Salmon

Ready to make juicy salmon fillets in your air fryer? This recipe for Air Fryer Salmon is so easy and gives you delicious, perfectly cooked salmon every time

a white plate with a piece of salmon and a salad

Get the recipe HERE

Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops

We could all use a handful of weeknight meals that take 30 minutes or less! And these delicious stuffed pork chops belong in that category!

Get the recipe HERE

Breaded Chicken Fingers

These homemade breaded chicken tenders taste so much better than anything you’ve had at a restaurant. There’s no deep frying, but good quality chicken is key.

breaded chicken fingers in a basket with a white napkin

Get the recipe HERE

Gluten Free Quesadilla

A gluten-free pizza quesadilla, or as my kids say: “pizza dippers” can be thrown together quick and is sure to be a lunch (or appetizer, or even dinner!) that everyone can enjoy!

a quesadilla square dipped in pizza sauce

Get the recipe HERE

Zucchini Lasagna

What kid doesn’t like lasagna? This delicious recipe uses zucchini in place of noodles. There is a lot of cheese but if you do not eat dairy, you could easily leave it out, or substitue cashew cheese! 

overhead shot  of lasagna in a white casserolle dish

Get the recipe HERE

Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet

Again, this delicious dish is covered in cheese! But you can leave the cheese out if you desire, but make sure you give this one a try! 

Get the recipe HERE

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken 

This Easy Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken recipe requires just 5 ingredients and cooks in less than 40 minutes. Perfect for Keto, Low Carb, Paleo & Whole30.

a whole chicken in an instant pot

Get the recipe HERE

Pasta With Carrot Sauce

Pasta with carrot sauce is a creamy, mildly sweet and flavourful dish that makes a great meal for kids.This recipe is easy to make with a few ingredients and the silky smooth carrot sauce has a magical power to appeal even the pickiest kid to eat their meals without any fuss.

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Sloppy joes Baked Potatoes

This is an easy weeknight dinner recipe your whole family will love, and it’s perfect for your gluten free, Paleo, and Whole30 eating plans. The first time I made these, my boys were dancing in their seats while we ate our dinner, they loved it so much!

a top view of stuffed potato halves

Get the recipe HERE

Spanakopia Recipe

This low carb vegetarian recipe is very easy to make food, and super delicious! This quick dinner and lunch recipe is the perfect keto snack that supplies us with healthy fats, essential minerals and vitamins, and works perfectly as a fast and easy low carb dinner recipe!

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Lemon Garlic Zoodles

The lemon and garlic really make the flavor pop. This super healthy zucchini noodle recipe is Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan. PS – it only takes 10 minutes to make!

a top shot of zoodles

Get the recipe HERE

Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Wings

One of the most popular recipes on our blog! These oven baked wings are crispy and delicious! Eat them as is, or add some BBQ or hot sauce. 

a close up picture of oven baked chicken wings that are golden brown

Get the recipe HERE

Sweet Potato Risotto

This vegan sweet potato risotto is a seasonal take on one of my favorite classic dinner recipes. Served with sautéed kale, toasted hazelnuts and herbs, it serves as a great main course for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner!

risotto in a black pan

Get the recipe HERE

Vegan Starfish Cakes

These starfish cakes are packed with vegetables and they are super cute!! 

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4 comments

Christina Conte January 11, 2020 - 2:54 am

I love that these are real recipes using real ingredients! Too many children are being fed too much processed, unhealthy and junk foods! I feel children should be eating better quality food than us as they are growing (we’re only growing sideways!) haha! Thanks for including my chicken tenders!

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NaturalDeets January 13, 2020 - 3:48 am

I definitely agree! Our kids need less processed food and more real food. I’m glad we can show them how delicious real food can be!

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Kalee January 13, 2020 - 12:55 am

YUM! I love all of these great ideas! I can’t wait to try out some new recipes!! Thank you for featuring our cauliflower fried rice too!

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NaturalDeets January 13, 2020 - 3:49 am

Absolutely! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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