Kid-friendly food used to mean homemade vegetable soup and cake—these days parents have fast food and vending machines to compete with. It can be tough to get kids to eat a balanced diet; our kid-friendly recipes make it easy.
Fun-Guy (Funghi) Pizza
Mushrooms are the stars in this kid and vegetarian-friendly pizza perfect for weeknight family dinners.
Coconut Milk Cupcakes
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting tops these tender cupcakes made with coconut milk.
Baked Beefy Mac and Cheese
Two kid favorites—meatballs and mac and cheese—converge in this simple weeknight meal.
Almond Honey Crunch
This recipe, featuring honey, sliced almonds and corn flakes, is perfect for kids to cook and snack on. These small clusters are fun to eat on their own or with milk or yogurt.
Peanut Butter-Rice Cereal Bars
Peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup replace marshmallows in these addictive cereal bars. Fudgy and rich, they rock.
Fruity Cereal Treats
Cheerios replace Rice Krispies, and dried fruit and nuts debut in this take on the Rice Krispie treat.
Cherry Almond Brown Rice Pudding
Make extra brown rice to use in this creamy dish that’s equally good for breakfast and dessert.
This granola can be served as a cereal with cold milk or layer it with your favorite yogurt and fruit to make a parfait.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This spicy dip—high in calcium and vitamin C—is a perfect party appetizer served with a vegetable dunkers or toasted pita crisps.
Chocolate Chai Pudding
Chocolate pudding becomes exotic with chai spices and can be made in a moment’s notice in the microwave. Kids can even prepare as an after-school treat.
Beef Lettuce Wraps
Need a quick light dinner with substance? Make this streamlined version of a favorite Asian wrap.
Vegetarian Chili from “The Supernatural Kids”
This vegetarian chili has a lot of ingredients, but that’s what makes it special.