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Clean Eating for Kids: 10 Healthy Recipes They’ll Love

By Jeanette Morelan on April 18, 2016

Picky eaters at home make healthy eating twice as tricky. Luckily, there’s no shortage of kid-friendly, clean eating recipes that sneak extra veggies and protein in under the radar, while cutting unnecessary processed ingredients and preservatives out of the equation.

1

Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots

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These cheddar and broccoli tots are much healthier than their tater counterparts, yet still totally dunkable.

Gimme Delicious

2

Grilled Zucchini Pizza

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Mmmm...pizza. Make these pizza bites using zucchini for a cleaned-up, lower-carb version that kids will love.

Kalyn's Kitchen

3

Chocolate Oatmeal Granola Bars

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These naturally-sweetened, no-bake bars are a perfect energy-packed snack for school lunches or family road trips.

Money Saving Mom

4

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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This classic combination of peanut butter and banana makes a satisfying smoothie that doubles beautifully as breakfast or dessert.

Gimme Some Oven

5

Skinny Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

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Sneak two cups of cauliflower into the cheese sauce for this recipe. Trust us, your kids will never know the difference.

Damn Delicious

6

Three Ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

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Beat the heat with these fruit-based pops—perfect for little ones with dairy intolerance.

Sally's Baking Addiction

7

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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These vitamin-packed fries are baked, not fried, and they're loaded with nutrients missing from white potatoes.

Moms Need To Know

8

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

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Gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free—yet your little ones will still gobble them up for breakfast.

Mountain Mama Cooks

9

Coconut Chicken Nuggets with Paleo BBQ Sauce

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These crispy nuggets are breaded with shredded coconut and are simply addictive when paired with an all-natural BBQ sauce.

Multiply Delicious

10

Zoodle Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Eating veggies has never been more fun. Turn zucchini into a fun take on traditional pasta in this "spaghetti" and meatballs recipe.

Nom Nom Paleo