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As we all know, sometimes it takes a little convincing to get kids to hop on the healthy eating bandwagon. Often the easiest way to make the transition is to not make a big deal of it and just start serving meals that are healthy recreations of your family favorites. Here are some of my recipes that are most likely to pass the approval of picky eaters scared to try new things:
My rather picky younger brother still talks about these donuts, and not in a, “Never make that again!” fashion. He actually enjoyed them!
Fried Cream Cheese and Berry Taco
So easy, simple ingredients, and it’s FRIED!
Even my little brother enjoys this cheesecake!
Strange name aside, these are chocolate chip cookie dough cream cheese bars. Lots of yummy stuff going on in that recipe….
Mock “Jello Pudding” Popsicles
These are a healthy recreation of one of my own favorite childhood treats.
Bacon Wrapped Mediterranean Chicken
This easy dinner entrée takes only a few ingredients but looks gourmet. Most kids (and picky adults) like bacon!
Crispy Chicken Cheese Quesadilla
What kid wouldn’t like a crispy cheese quesadilla?
Very traditional, this beef dish is easy to throw together and the kids will love it. They can easily skirt around the whole mushrooms (but they should try at least one – who knows, they might surprise themselves and like it!).
This meatloaf makes its appearance at our dinner table often – often for Sunday lunch after church.
Super simple, few ingredients, and a family pleaser
Our family enjoys sausage gravy and biscuits as a supper entrée! This sausage gravy got a thumbs-up by even the pickiest eaters in my family!
Just because mac-n-cheese and kids go hand in hand.
This makes a great crowd-pleasing dish to take to potlucks! Serve it with tortilla chips for everyone else but eat yours with veggies (or just a spoon).
I’m including this one more because my dad likes it than because I think your kids will like it (although that could be the case too). My dad isn’t into most recipes with alternative sweeteners in them because he can taste it a mile away, but he loves this bread toasted!
What kid doesn’t like a good ol’ PB&J? Check out the post for suggestions on how you can make a PB&J many different ways.
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