24 Easy Plant-Based Recipes your Kids will Love

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24 Easy Plant-Based Recipes your Kids will Love

Are you raising plant-based kids? That’s great! Plant foods are rich in vitamins and minerals and high in fibre. There are lots of health benefits to this eating style.

But it is important that you focus on certain nutrients for plant-based (especially vegan) kiddos, including Vitamin B12, iron, calcium and omega-3. Fellow dietitian Sarah shares how to ensure your kids get enough essential nutrients here.

Read on if you’re looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet or are fully plant-based. This blog is a recipe roundup of 24 breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes from dietitians & food bloggers that your kids will love!

Plant-based Breakfast Recipes

Bored of cereal and toast? Breakfast is an important time to get in some energy, including a balance of protein and fibre to keep your little ones full for longer. These plant-based breakfast recipes for kids and the whole family will give you some new options to try!

Breakfast Oatmeal Yogurt Cookies
This recipe is from Julie at the Healthy Epicurean. She says these breakfast oatmeal yogurt cookies will be your new favorite snack or on-the-go breakfast.
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Oatmeal Yogurt Cookies from the Healthy Epicurean
Peanut butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
Who doesn't love PB&J? Add in some oats and chia and you have a healthy and tasty breakfast from The Healthy Epicurean.
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PB&J overnight oats from the Healthy Epicurean
Sweet Potato Egg Cups with Feta & Kale
Make these easy, portable breakfast cups from Chelsea Dishes in a big batch and freeze them.
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Sweet Potato egg cups from Chelsea Dishes
Healthy Sweet Potato Pancakes
These pancakes a a healthy take on the classic breakfast dish, from Kacey at Mama Knows Nutrition.
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Sweet Potato Pancakes from Mama Knows Nutrition
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Breakfast Tortilla
This recipe is from my book "The Parents' Guide to Baby-led Weaning." While great for babies, the whole family will enjoy it!
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egg tortilla recipe for baby

Plant-based Lunch & Dinner Recipes for Kids

On to the mid-day and evening meals. Many of these kid-friendly recipes are easy enough to get your kid in the kitchen to help! Getting them involved in the cooking process might help your child try new foods if they are picky eaters,

And if you’re struggling with kids who don’t want to eat at dinner, this is very normal. Check out my post “The ultimate guide to getting your child to try new food without battles.

Sweet Potato Nachos
These "nachos" made with sweet potatoes instead of chips make a fun, delicious meal or snack, from Sarah at Bucket List Tummy
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Vegan Sloppy Joes
These sloppy joes from Lettuce Veg Out is lentil based – and a greast source of fibre and protein.
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Broccoli Pesto Pasta
The pesto in this pasta recipe from The Healthy Epicurean is made from Brocolli! A great way to introduce your child to this green veggie.
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Broccoli pesto pasta from the Healthy Epicurean
Vegan Spaghetti Sauce recipe with Lentils
This veggie pasta sauce from Lettuce Veg Out contains lentils and nutritional yeast for and extra boost of nutrition.
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Vegan lentil spaghetti sauce from Lettuce Veg Out
Vegan Hamburger Helper
This Vegan Hamburget Helper is a healthy substitute on this kid-friendly classic from Nicole at Lettuce Veg Out
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Vegan Hamburger Helper from Lettuce Veg Out
Keto Broccoli Cheese Casserole
This tasty mix of broccoli and cheese from Laura Clevenger is a tasty way to encourage our child to eat this green veggie. Serve as a side dish with pasta for a balanced meal for your kiddo
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Keto Broccoli cheese casserole
Vegan Mac and Cheese without Cashews
If you're getting sick of cashew "cheese" sauce as a vegan – give this mac and cheese recipe from Plant-based with Amy a try!
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Vegan Mac & Cheese from Plant-Based with Amy
Healthy Pumpkin Pasta for Toddlers
Mama Knows Nutrition shares this kid-friendly pasta recipe your whole family will love!
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Pumpkin pasta from Mama Knows Nutrition
Easy Chickpea Vegetable Fritters
These tasty nuggets from Nourished by Nic are a great way to get in more veggies in a finger & kid-friendly way!
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Chickpea Vegetable Fritters by Nourished by Nic

Plant-based snack recipes

Looking for some plant-based snacks for kids? Below are 10 new nutritious and delicious recipe ideas your kids will love. Many of these could also sub for dessert and some even for breakfast!

The Best Zucchini Banana Bread Muffins for Kids
I love adding zucchini to baking -it doesn't add flavour but will add some moisture and nutrition. Thanks to Mama Knows Nutrition!
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Zucchini banana muffins for kids from Mama Knows Nutrition
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
This 10-minute recipe from Malina and Healthy Mom, Healthy Kids is quick to prepare and contains added fibre and protein from flax and hemp.
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No bake chocolate chip cookies
Cherry Chocolate Coconut Milk Chia Pudding
This vegan chocolate chia pudding from Sarah at Bucket List Tummy is great as breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Chocolate Coconut Chia Seed pudding
Protein Brownie Bites
Protein Brownie Bites are an easy, portable snack. Thanks to Lara Clevenger for the recipe.
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Protein Brownie Bites
Berry Chocolate Smoothie
This smoothie is a quick and nutritous snack or breakfast-to-go, from Plant Based with Amy.
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Chocolate Berry Smoothie from Plant Based with Amy
Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas
These roasted chickpeas with parmesan and spices are Summer Yule's son’s favourite snack
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Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas from Summer Yule
Mommy & Me Cashew Dip
This dip recipe from Malina is a good way to offer veggie strips to your child – who doesn't love a tasty dip?!
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Cashew Dip on toast from Mommy & Me
Banana Nice Cream
Add cocoa for chocolate banana nice cream (surprisingly similar in texture and taste to ice cream!) from Zest Nutrition
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Banana Nice Cream
Strawberry Walnut Lollipops
Kids love food on sticks! This Strawberry Walnut lollipop recipe from Jackie Newgent is a fun and nutritious take on Tootsie Pops.
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Strawberry Walnut Lollipops
Gluten-free Vegan Brownies
These brownies from Fad Free Nutrition are chocolate-y, and made with simple plant-based ingredients.
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vegan gluten free brownies from fad free nutrition

Did you try any of these recipes? Let me know which one is your favourite!

And if you’re looking for more meal ideas, grab my free plant-based meal plan for families here:

plant-based meal plan

Did you try any of these recipes? Let me know which one is your favourite!

And if you’re looking for more meal ideas, grab my free plant-based meal plan for families here: 7-day plant-based meal plan

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