Joyous Health Recipes Food
Joyous Health Wellbeing Well-Being
Joyous Health Beauty Beauty
Joyous Health Family Family
Previous Episodes 

18 Best Kid-Friendly Recipes

I've compiled our favourite, healthy and tasty kid-friendly recipes in one blog post to make it easy for you.
May 27, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

Creating recipes with Vienna in mind is something I'm super passionate about. Ever since she entered into the scene nearly 4(!!) year ago, I've been cooking up kid-friendly recipes that can also be enjoyed by adults (I'm not about to make separate meals for Vienna and Walker and me). I'm looking forward to sharing more of these creations with you and your family when Little Food Lovers launches in late spring. In the meantime, I've collected many of the kid- (and grown up-) approved recipes from my blog in this post! 


In case you haven't heard the news, Little Food Lovers is an ebook series, in which you'll find family-friendly recipes, as well as lifestyle tips designed to get your kids excited about healthy eating! Little Food Lovers isn't just a guide – it's a lifestyle. It's about cooking with your kids, turning off screens and gathering around the table for a family dinner. It's about togetherness and fostering a positive relationship with food. Although it's not available just yet, you can get on the waitlist now! The first installment will launch in early June.

The recipes I'm sharing below have a few things in common:

  • They're rich in fibre and phytonutrients, which nourish your child's microbiome
  • They taste super yummy because when it comes to kids, deliciousness is EVERYTHING!
  • They contain a good mix of complex carbs , good fat and protein but where they truly shine is all the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and variety of amino acids they contain. 
  • They're uncomplicated easy-peasy recipes you can whip up in a snap and I recommend you cook with your child as much as possible!

If you cook up any of these joyous recipes with your little ones, and you'd like to share on social media, be sure to tag @joyoushealth #LittleFoodLovers. I'll be sharing tagged images over on my Instagram stories in the Little Food Lovers Hall of Fame! 

Cranberry Walnut Muffins

 Mini Sweet Potato Frittatas

Frittata Cups

 Coconut Flour Banana Spice Muffins 
 Coconut Banana Spice

 Vienna's Blueberry Smoothie

Vienna's Blueberry Smoothie
 World's Easiest Pancake

Easy Pancake
 Coconut Milk Yogurt

Coconut Yogurt


Berrylicious Energy Bites

 Everything Guacamole

Everything Guacamole

 Snack ideas for kids

Snacks for Kids
 Carrot cake cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies
 Everyday Superfood Granola Bars

Superfood Bars


Lunch + Dinner

Pizza, of course: Quinoa Pizza Crust , Best-Ever Pizza Crust

Turkey Quinoa Soup

And Vienna's favourite topping for pasta: Lemon Basil Pesto 

Remember to share your creations with me on social media, I'm @joyoushealth, and tag #LittleFoodLovers!

Joy xo


Post Comment

Welcome to thoughtful, organic beauty

Hello Joyous is an organic, plant-based, sustainable beauty brand here to bring more joy to your day.