Quarantine is the perfect time to invite your kids in the kitchen for some healthy recipes!

1. We are all home
2. We all need to eat a couple meals per day
3. We might as well have fun and incorporate a little Home Economics into #homeschoollife!

As Mom’s we are wearing a ton of hats! I don’t know about you, but I need an assistant at meal time!  I know it seems messy to invite your kids in the kitchen, but these are valuable life skills they will have for the rest of their lives, and sweet memories you will look back on fondly. You might even be surprised to find that you and your child will enjoy the process! Who knows, you might have a Top Chef on your hands?!

I’ve highlighted 8 of my favorite recipes to make at home with our kids. They are healthy, made of high quality, nutrient dense ingredients, but most importantly seem fun and indulgent. These meals illicit smiles and high fives in our home, and I hope they do the same for you!

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets by Eating Bird Food

Plate with baked chicken nuggets and a dipping bowl with homemade Chick-Fil-A sauce.
Source: Eating Bird Food

They look and taste like a drive thru Chick-Fil-A nugget, but they are baked and not fried! Add a side of red bell peppers and cucumbers and ring your dinner bell. I let my kids help dip the nuggets in the almond flour mixture before they are baked! 

Five Ingredient Meatballs by Real Food Whole Life

Source: Real Food Whole Life

These meatballs are so easy and our kids love them! Serve them over a big plate of pasta or zucchini noodles for a plant based option! Or mix the pasta & the zoodles together and cover in your favorite marinara sauce!

Weeknight Stir Fry By Super Healthy Kids

We love this stir fry because it’s basic, has a mild flavor and it’s full of fiber, fat and protein! Broccoli and Red Bell Peppers are our kids’ two favorite veggies, but you could easily swap them out for peas and carrots or whatever your children prefer. Let the kids make the veggie decision, then ask them to help you chop!

Joy Bauer’s Loaded Bell Pepper Nachos


Upgrade Taco Night with these yummy grain free, plant infused nachos. Sweet, crispy and colorful. Add a side of guacamole and some fresh tortillas to make it a meal!

Spicy Butternut Squash & Kale Mac by Tasty Yummies

Spicy Butternut Squash and Kale “Cheezy” Mac
    Source: Tasty Yummies

6. Grilled Veggie Pizza by Kitchen Confidante

As the temperatures rise, grilled pizza is the best way to make homemade pizza! This recipe has a few steps so it’s best to have a “team” involved! Grab your kids and ask them to “decorate” the pizza like a rainbow after the dough is finished.

No shame in “cheating” on the pizza crust! I buy Simple Mills Almond Flour Pizza Dough Mix and Caulipower Cauliflower Pizza Crust all the time!! 

Slices of grilled vegetable pizza on a wooden cutting board.
Source: Kitchen Confidante

7. Smoothie Recipe’s by Happy Dinner ATX

Sip-Sip Hooray!! We think smoothies are pretty fun over here! Easy to make with your kids, easy to drink quickly before you start your day, and packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber! I’ve put together a collection of smoothies that our kids crave! Simply place all ingredients in your high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy!

Source: Rebecca Dyan Photography

8. Healthy Dirt Cups by Eating Bird Food

Two dirt pudding cups topped with granola and gummy worms.Remember these from your childhood? They’ve been upgraded!! Now that we know better than to use artificial dyes and fake ingredients, we can do better! These are made with creamy avocado chocolate pudding, chocolate granola and organic {dye free!} gummy worms. Adult-approved and super fun to make with your kids of all ages!

Which one will you make first? 

Photo Credit :: Lindsay Herkert Photography


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