43 Vegetarian Recipes for Kids | Healthy Recipes For Kids

Encouraging kids to eat their vegetables can be quite a daunting task for parents. If you’re on the lookout for ways to include more veggies in your child’s meals, there are several important factors that you should consider.To begin, make the meal presentation appealing to their age group. Second, you don’t want to show them that vegetables are included in their meals since they will immediately reject the food.

Here you will find recipes and vegetarian food ideas for kids. The whole family will enjoy too these vegetarian meals: healthy breakfast, weeknight dinner, burger recipe, cheesy pasta, veggie nuggets, vegetarian chili, quesadillas, dishes with brown rice, paprika, carrot, garlic powder etc. Your involved children will be happy to help you prepare a delicious vegetarian dinner for the pickiest of eaters!

I’ve compiled a list of 43 kid-friendly vegetarian recipes your kids will surely love!

vegetarian recipes for kids

Vegetarian Recipes for Kids

43. Pea and Mint Frittata

A Frittata with Peas, Mint, and Feta is effortlessly assembled and brimming with vivid, crisp tastes. Crafted using the well-liked pairing of peas and mint, this multifaceted culinary creation presents numerous options for savoring its delightful essence.

42. Bagel Toad in a Hole

This delightful Bagel Nest with Egg morning meal offers a straightforward recipe that youngsters can independently prepare for their mother on her special day or enjoy on any given day, utilizing either stovetop or microwave techniques.

Designed to resemble a blossoming flower, featuring an egg encased in a bagel center, fruity (pineapple and raspberry) petals, and a scallion stem, this nutritious and meat-free dish serves as an enjoyable, easy-to-make breakfast or mid-morning meal!

41. Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Delicious cocoa-dipped fruit, specifically succulent strawberries, enveloped in a velvety chocolate layer. This method for crafting berries encased in a cocoa coating calls for a mere trio of elementary components and takes a mere quarter of an hour to accomplish!

40. Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Bars

Create these effortless strawberry frozen bars using only 6 components. Combining rich coconut milk and fresh strawberries, they’re naturally sweet, dairy-free, and plant-based. The ideal nutritious summer indulgence!

39. Ricotta Pancakes – Sweet Version

These simple, protein-rich ricotta pancakes are your go-to destination for delicious and high-protein treats. Trust us; we’ve got this.

38. Cheesy Veggie Burger Recipe

Experience a burst of colorful veggies, melted cheese, and crispy breadcrumbs. The ultimate Meatless Monday meal! These Cheesy Vegetable Patties are a hit, containing no additives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients. They’re a family favorite!

37. Rose And Pistachio Puff Pastry Easy Cream Horns

This effortless cream horn recipe uses store-bought puff pastry, which is wrapped around a mold, air-fried until golden and flaky, then filled with a delectable rose and pistachio shrikhand filling.

36. Black Bean Burger Recipe

This black bean patty recipe is sturdy, flavorful, and can be made vegan (explore our plant-based patty recipes for more inspiration)! Perfect for your next BBQ.

35. Lentil Carrot Veggie Hot Dogs Recipe

These plant-based hot dogs combine blended lentils and veggies for a fine, hot dog-like texture. Smoked paprika and garlic powder provide the classic aroma and taste, while being packed with nutrition from legumes and vegetables.

34. Honey Roast Carrots and Parsnips with Feta and Pomegranate

These honey-glazed carrots and parsnips will be a hit at your next gathering or dinner, making them the ultimate nutrient-rich winter side dish.

33. Thai Green Curry with Vegetables and Tofu

This dish is a versatile option to serve tofu, chicken, or shrimp to your family. Feel free to use any veggies totaling about 6 cups—snap peas, snow peas, frozen corn, broccoli, bell peppers, cauliflower, and more work great. Adults might enjoy adding some hot sauce to their servings!

32. Refried Bean Taco Roll Ups

This recipe yields 6 taco roll-ups, adjustable to your family’s needs. Taste and adjust the refried beans’ salt and/or cumin before making the roll-ups. Alternatively, serve the ingredients in separate bowls, allowing your family to serve themselves.

31. Soft Roasted Chickpeas with Cinnamon (Tasty Vegetarian Recipe!)

Ensure the dried beans in this salty-sweet treat are very tender. For children under one, use maple syrup instead of honey or omit the sweetener altogether.

30. Kids Will Love Easy Sweet Potato Hummus

Microwave a sweet potato for this recipe: dice it, place it in a 4-cup glass measuring cup, cover with two inches of water, and cook for about 5 minutes or until soft. Roasted or Crockpot Sweet Potato works too!

29. Kids Friendly Vegetarian Rice and Beans Burritos

Make and serve these simultaneously, or prepare them ahead of time and reheat for a quick meal. Vary the beans in these straightforward burritos and serve with salsa and/or sour cream.

28. Easy Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

Prep the rice, beans, and veggies ahead if possible. They store well in the refrigerator and only need reheating. The nutritional information in this recipe will differ based on the ingredients you select.

27. Kid Friendly Easy Breakfast Burritos

Although these burritos contain eggs and are called “breakfast” burritos, they’re suitable for any mealtime!

26. Big Batch Vegetarian Chili

When offering this dish to a young child, I prefer to remove most of the broth, making it simpler (and less messy) for them to enjoy. If your family enjoys a bit of heat, consider adding a pinch or two of cayenne pepper.

25. Vegetarian Zucchini Fritters Recipe

We opt to bake these Zucchini Fritters, as it’s more convenient to prepare and clean up. If you have an abundance of zucchini, feel free to double the recipe to fill an entire muffin tin!

24. Easy Veggie Muffins

I prefer to shred the carrot using a box grater and finely dice the top of each broccoli floret with a knife. Steer clear of the stems, as they won’t incorporate into the batter smoothly.

23. Baby Vegetarian Pasta (With Veggies and Iron!)

Incorporating beans and additional vegetables ensures this baby-friendly pasta is satisfying, nutritious, and delicious. Adjust the sauce to your preference (you can even freeze it for future meals).

22. Homemade Veggie Nuggets (with 3 Veggies!)

I like to prepare the vegetables and rice beforehand, making the nugget-making process more efficient. 

21. Vegetarian Quesadillas with Beans and Cheese

Feel free to make as many or as few of these simple quesadillas as desired.

20. Mini Egg Muffins with Cheese and Veggies

These soft Egg Muffins are loaded with protein and nutrients and can be prepared in advance. Incorporate any vegetable you prefer, such as carrots, butternut squash, broccoli, or spinach.

19. Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

For toddlers not quite ready to handle a traditional taco, try serving the components separately. Arrange the filling, tortillas, and toppings on a plate, letting them eat as they wish.

18. Homemade Cauliflower Tots

Combining quinoa, cauliflower, and cheese, these wholesome bites make an excellent finger food for children. This recipe yields around 20 bites, providing 4-6 servings for toddlers or 1-2 servings for adults.

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17. 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Choose your family’s preferred pasta shape and variety for this recipe (elbows or mini shells are popular choices).

16. Healthy Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Packed with plant-based protein, vegetables, and cheese, this soup is a fantastic way to introduce healthy comfort food to your entire family.

15. Chickpea Avocado Sandwich Easy Recipe 

This chickpea avocado sandwich recipe is so easy to make and the perfect meal prep recipe!

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Vegetarian Recipes for Kids

14. Vegan Italian Pasta Salad (Family Will Enjoy)

I love pasta salad recipes for busy nights or summer get togethers, they are so easy to make much more filling than a normal salad.

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13. Family-Friendly Dried Apple Slices

These healthy dried apple slices are really easy to make, and make a delicious, low calorie treat.

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12. Kids Love Mixed Bean Chilli

This amazing mixed vegetarian bean chilli is a vegan chilli recipe you can make in 30 minutes. Perfect for a filling and comforting family dinner.

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11. Creamy Tomato Soup For Lunch Or Dinner

Quick cooking delicious creamy tomato soup. This homemade soup can be on the table in just ten minutes! Use tomato sauce and tomato paste along with a few seasonings and you have the best tomato soup!

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10. Best-Ever Crispy Vegan Tofu Nuggets (Baked)

You’ve found the perfect spot for the ultimate crispy vegan tofu nuggets! Get ready to be delighted by these delicious bites. I am obsessed with vegan nuggets so of course, these had to be perfect.

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9. Easy Healthy Peanut Butter & Jam Banana Sandwich

These vegan Peanut Butter & Jam Banana Bites are the healthiest snacks ever. Clean eating, kid-friendly and ready in 2 minutes! Yumm!

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8. Vegan Oat Flour Pancakes with Bananas

These vegan oat flour pancakes are a go-to in my house. They are healthy, cheap, easy and quick to make. The best type of recipe.

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7. Vegan Ranch Pasta Salad For Picky Eaters

Creamy, zesty, tangy homemade vegan ranch mixed with pasta and fresh veggies–is there anything better? This simple and delicious pasta salad is great warm or chilled, and the perfect dish to take to a potluck or cook at home for yourself or your family, and free of any nuts, gluten, oil, or sugar.

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6. Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice is one of my favorite dishes from Indo Chinese cuisine. Browned (burnt) garlic is tossed with rice, and colorful veggies giving tons of flavor. Irresistibly delicious and gets done in 20 minutes.

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5. Chipotle Vegan Burrito with Cilantro Lime Rice

The Ultimate Vegan Burrito – the perfect meatless meal! Loaded with chipotle black beans, cilantro-lime rice, pico de gallo, avocado, and spicy sauce.

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4. Quinoa Taco Salad

This Quinoa Taco Salad is my favorite easy lunch – it’s so easy to throw into a container on the way out the door. It also makes a great dinner! 

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3. Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese (Cream Cheese Healthy Dinner) 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is creamy, cozy and chock full of flavorful pumpkin and fall spices. You’ll love making this easy pressure cooker pumpkin mac and cheese recipe all season long!

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2. Air Fryer French Fries – Instant Pot French Fries

These ridiculously delicious and easy homemade french fries are quickly made in the air fryer or Instant Pot. Try these air fryer french fries (Instant Pot French Fries) at home today – you only need a base of three ingredients! This recipe is the perfect snack for kids and adults at the table!

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1. Rainbow Hummus Veggie Wrap (Tortilla Wrap)

This quick, easy and healthy Vegan Rainbow Vegetable Tortilla Wrap is packed full of colour veggies that kiddoes, big and small, will love.

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43 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes | Healthy Recipes For Kids

vegetarian recipes for kids

One of the most difficult tasks a parent faces is getting their children to eat their veggies. If you wish to include vegetables in your children's meals, there are several variables to consider. To begin, make the meal presentation appealing to their age group. Second, you don't want to show them that vegetables are included in their meals since they will immediately reject the food. And if you're wondering how to accomplish it all, I've got you covered. I've compiled a list of 43 kid-friendly vegetarian recipes your kids will surely love! 


  • Chickpea Avocado Sandwich
  • Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
  • Dried Apple Slices
  • Mixed Bean Chilli


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