36 Kid Friendly Recipe Ideas For Picky Eaters

36 Kid Friendly Recipe Ideas For Picky Eaters

36 Recipe ideas that are kid friendly

36 Kid Friendly Recipe Ideas For Picky Eaters

Got a child who is a picky eater? These 36 kid-friendly recipe ideas are easy to make and fun to eat and are approved by the little (and big) picky eaters.

I was a very picky eater until I got pregnant with my daughter. Something shifted, whether my hormones or she had arranged my intestines (ha), but the food was finally appealing to me.


As a matter of fact, I felt like I had to compensate for years of not eating. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have such a “healthy appetite”. As much as I wished to gain weight when I was young, I’m wishing now to lose it. But I have no self-discipline, as I mentioned in my no bake energy bites and my failed attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth in a healthy way.

My poor mom went through a lot of struggle to get me to eat so I’m sure she would’ve loved these 36 kid friendly recipe ideas. Luckily, my granddaughters are not as selective. They’re only picky on occasion. πŸ™‚

Do you have picky eaters at home, young or old? Do you use any tricks or do you go by take-it-ot-leave-it rule?

When all else fails, introducing new food always helps. This roundup is a collection of recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack. Kids love them all, even the healthy ones πŸ˜‰

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36 kid-approved recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack and easy and fun for every picky eater.

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  1. Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    August 13, 2017 at 2:49 am

    With all the delicious treats and food you make Jas, no wonder your grand daughters aren’t picky eaters. They must love coming to visit their Ouma to sample your latest creations. I know I would be foodie heaven πŸ˜‰

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      Jas
      August 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks, Michelle πŸ˜€ They do love coming here, mostly because I bribe them with toys, LOL

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    Miz Helen
    August 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted…Whats For Dinner Next Week 8-13-17My Profile

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      Jas
      August 13, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      I am thrilled! Thank you, Miz Helen πŸ™‚

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    Tuula
    August 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    What a great collection of fun recipes! I’m pinning this for later!
    #overthemoon link party

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      Jas
      August 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you, Tuula! πŸ˜€

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    August 10, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I raised a picky eater – wish I would have had some of these ideas!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome recently posted…Grilled Bolete MushroomsMy Profile

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      Jas
      August 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Oh, I feel for you, Helen! πŸ˜€

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    Teresa - Aging Like a Fine Wine
    August 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my homemade pretzel post and recipe! My grandchildren are definitely picky eaters so I appreciate your gathering together all of these recipes! Thank you for sharing these at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I’ve shared this on social media!

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      Jas
      August 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      You’re welcome, Teresa, and thanks for your recipe πŸ™‚

  6. Reply
    Joyce
    August 6, 2017 at 8:38 am

    These look great! What a selection – not only for making FOR the kiddoes, but WITH them as well! Thanks for gathering them up for us!

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      Jas
      August 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you, Joyce! Great way to teach kiddos some cooking skills πŸ™‚

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    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    August 5, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Lots of great ideas! Thank you Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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      Jas
      August 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Hi, Dee! Appreciate you stopping in πŸ™‚

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    Carol ("Mimi")
    August 5, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I have a 3-yr.-old grandson who is a very picky eater. These recipes look like they’d be fun for kids to make and eat. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (β€œMimi”) from Home with Mimi
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      Jas
      August 5, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      I’m sure your grandson would find one or two here that he’d like πŸ˜‰

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    Lori Hill-Smith
    August 4, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    So many fun ideas! I need to make these for my grandkids!
    Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty
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      Jas
      August 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Lori! Hope you’ll find a couple recipes you and your grands like πŸ™‚

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    Clearissa Coward
    August 4, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Thank goodness I don’t have picky eaters. But it will be fun to make them with my grandson. Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

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      Jas
      August 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks, Clearissa!

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    Miz Helen
    August 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    This is a great roundup for the little ones! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen recently posted…Full Plate Thursday 8-3-17 #339My Profile

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      Jas
      August 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      Same to you, Miz Helen!

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      Jas
      August 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Always a pleasure to party with you, Miz Helen!

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    Carlee
    July 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Luckily little dude isn’t too picky, but it is still fun to make him creative food every once in a while. These are great ideas!
    Carlee recently posted…Easy Family Meal Plan Week 29My Profile

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      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Lucky you if he’s easy going when it comes to food!

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    Ellie
    July 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Awesome ideas, especially the fruit sushi and the pancake bites! Stumbled πŸ™‚
    Ellie recently posted…Raw Vegan 3-Layer BarsMy Profile

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      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you, Ellie! Happy you stopped in πŸ˜€

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    Mrs Shoes
    July 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Mr Shoes once took me to a fancy sushi joint where (knowing nothing) we ordered a sample platter; you’d think I could’ve found one thing on that platter that I enjoyed but, not so much. Even Mr Shoes, who ate it all, said as we left, “Well, we’ve done it now so there’s no need to ever eat sushi again.”
    Your frushi, on the other hand, I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t be so much fuss over eating.
    Mrs Shoes recently posted…Golden MomentsMy Profile

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      Jas
      July 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Haha, I prefer fried sushi over raw but these fruit ones are sure yummy and fun to eat!

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