20 Plant-Based Recipes That Kids Will Love


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When in doubt, eat more veggies! We’re always looking for ways to incorporate more vegetables and whole foods into our diet, so we’ve rounded up all of our favorite easy plant-based recipes that also happen to be totally kid-friendly. Read on for serious dinner inspiration, whether you’re a full-on vegetarian or just looking to decrease your meat consumption.

Slow Sundays

Vegetarian Fried Rice

When the fridge is looking bare, there’s no better dinner than this tasty vegetarian fried rice from Slow Sundays. You’ll get to use up leftover rice along with whatever veggies you’ve got on hand. To grab the recipe, click here.

What’s for Dinner?

Vegetarian Chili

If you’re trying to incorporate more meatless meals into your diet, this chili from What’s for Dinner? is a great bet. With a dish this delicious, your family won’t even notice that there’s no meat on the table. Click here to get the recipe.

My Kitchen Love

Garlicky Peanut Soba Noodles with Roasted Broccoli

We’re not sure what we love more about this recipe from My Kitchen Love: the garlicky, sweet, savory peanut sauce or the perfectly charred roasted broccoli. One bite and chances are you’ll fall in love too. To snag the recipe, click here.

The Wimpy Vegetarian

Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps with Hummus

These easy wraps from The Wimpy Vegetarian make a delicious lunch or dinner, and they pack in a good bit of protein thanks to the quinoa, beans and hummus. That means you’ll stay full for hours—no snacks needed! Get the recipe by clicking here.

The Vegan Year

Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most delicious, and that’s definitely true for this dish from The Vegan Year. You’ll have a healthy and hearty meal on the table in no time. To get the recipe, click here.

Kerry Alteiro

Squash Risotto with Roasted Kale

For a warming and healthy meal, you can’t go wrong with this delish risotto by Kerry Alteiro. Roasted kale offers a crunchy contrast to the richness of the risotto. Click here to grab the recipe.

Veggies Don’t Bite

Crispy Cauliflower and Potato Tacos

We’re obsessed with these tacos from Veggies Don’t Bite, and we’re pretty sure your crew will feel the same way. The cauliflower and potatoes are baked to crispy perfection, and the tacos are finished off with a tangy dill crema. Get the recipe by clicking here.

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Chickpea and Rosemary Soup

Everybody loves a cozy bowl of soup, and this chickpea and rosemary concoction from Little Yumminess is no exception. It’s super quick to throw together but is “fancy” enough to make a weeknight dinner extra special. Click here to get the recipe.

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Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Everybody loves enchiladas, and you’ll feel good serving this version from Herb on Herbs since they’re filled with healthy sweet potatoes and black beans. To grab the recipe, click here.

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Baked Spaghetti Lasagna

Spaghetti meets lasagna in this crazy but delicious dish from Sweet Pea Chef. Noodles are layered with ricotta, broccoli and plenty of cheese. Drooling yet? Click here to get the recipe.

Kitchen Treaty

Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Strata

Breakfast for dinner, anyone? This strata from Kitchen Treaty is delicious any time of the day. It’s filled with eggs, cheese, bread and mild green chiles—yum! Get the recipe by clicking here.

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Black Bean Burgers

Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on barbecues! Whip up a batch of these black bean burgers from Our Family Eats and you’ll have the perfect meal for a summer night. Click here to snag the recipe.

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Spaghetti Sauce with Hidden Veggies

Get some extra nutrients into your meal with our sneaky spaghetti sauce recipe. The recipe includes hidden spinach, carrots and mushrooms, and pairs perfectly with a big pile of pasta. Get the recipe by clicking here.

You Totally Got This

Healthy Nachos

For an easy weeknight meal, you can’t go wrong with these healthy nachos from You Totally Got This. You can customize the toppings to your family’s taste, but we love them with corn, black beans and avocado. Click here to get the details.

Savory Tooth

Broccoli Cheddar Risotto

Cheese and broccoli go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why we love this risotto from Savory Tooth. Plus, unlike many risotto recipes, this one doesn’t require constant stirring (hooray!). To get the recipe, click here.

Veggie Pasta Bake

Need a comfort food fix? This veggie pasta bake will totally fit the bill. It’s filled with warming marinara sauce, cheese and pasta along with mushrooms and peppers. Click here to grab the recipe.

Vegetable Shakshuka

This dish is a favorite in North Africa and the Middle East, and we’re willing to bet your crew will love it too. Eggs are gently cooked in a spiced tomato mixture, and the end result is a yummy one-skillet dish that goes great with a hunk of crusty bread. Click here to get the recipe.

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Open-Face Fried Egg Sandwich with Pesto & Avocado

For those nights when you just don’t feel like making dinner, keep this recipe in your back pocket. Layered with pesto, cheese, avocado and eggs, it’ll be on the table in less than 20 minutes. Get the recipe by clicking here.

Apron Strings

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

One-pot meals are our favorite, and this recipe from Apron Strings is one of the best. It’s filled with yummy ingredients like tomatoes, garlic and basil, and it all comes together in less than half an hour. To get the recipe, click here.

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Vegetarian Meatloaf

Imitation meat can be a little iffy sometimes—but this version of veggie meatloaf from The Family Chef is a real winner. It’s made with lentils and rice, and also has ground nuts to help replicate the texture of meat. Get the recipe by clicking here.

—Susie Foresman



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