Recipe Ideas for Picky Kids

Do you have a picky eater at home? It can be hard getting your child to try new foods, and it can be even harder to get them to actually eat them more than once. Did you know that it often takes 10-15 times for a child (or adult) to like a new food? If your child doesn’t like a new food right away, encourage them to keep trying it the next time it’s served. After all, their taste buds are changing a lot when they’re young. If you’re looking for healthy recipes that you may be able to entice your picky eater with, we hope these help!

Most of these recipes incorporate vegetables so that your child can still get those nutrients without eating plain vegetables. Smoothies are a wonderful way to introduce vegetables in a way that is super yummy. Spinach, avocado, and broccoli are just a few green veggies that go great in smoothies.

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie

Spinach Pancakes

Spinach Banana Muffins

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries

Honey Roasted Carrots

Broccoli and Mango Smoothie

Vegetable Pasta Sauce

Cauliflower Cheese Egg Muffins

Don’t get discouraged if you have a picky eater at home. Be patient, keep presenting opportunities to try new foods in different ways, and continue showing your child what it looks like to eat a well-rounded plate.