4 Secretly Healthy Meals for Picky Kids

4 Secretly Healthy Meals for Picky Kids

Healthy meals for picky kids? Sign me up! My toddler used to love veggies; peas and spinach were her favorite. Then, overnight, she decided the only vegetables she wanted were potatoes…in the form of French fries.


So, I’m now more creative with my cooking to make sure my picky eater has a balanced diet. These recipes are picky eater approved and contain SUPERFOODS. So yummy...they won't even know the recipes has fruits and veggies!


Breakfast Cookies (with oatmeal & bananas)


  • 1-¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 ripe medium banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or any nut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In a medium bowl, add the oats, mashed banana, applesauce, peanut butter, egg, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir until the batter is blended and combined. Use a spoon to form the cookie balls and place onto the baking sheet. Flatten the cookies so they are all about ½ inch thick. Bake for about 10 minutes or until they are slightly golden around the edges. Remove from the cookie sheet and let cool.

Source: With Sweet Honey


Cheese Quesadilla (with scrambled eggs)

My toddler “doesn't like eggs”…or so she thinks! Eggs are packed with nutrients and one of my favorite foods, so whether she “likes” them or not, she’s going to eat them. I’m pretty proud of my trick to incorporate eggs into her diet. 🤩



  • 2 tortillas
  • Shredded cheese (I use mozzarella and Colby jack cheese, or whatever we have on hand)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter (ish)

Directions: Scramble up some eggs and set aside (I have to do this very sneakily 🤪) Melt a little butter in a pan Throw in a tortilla to the pan and sprinkle in your favorite cheese. (If you’re really trying to hide the egg, I’ve discovered that a mixture of yellow and white cheese works best.) Add scrambled eggs,

with more cheese on top to conceal eggs. Put the other tortilla on top and cook until golden brown on both sides of the quesadilla. Voila! Works like a charm.


Pasta (with spinach and avocado)

My girl LOVES pasta. (Aka noo noos.) This is a fun way to add more flavor and healthy goodness to one of our favorite meals.



  • Pasta of choice
  • Pesto (either homemade or store bought)
  • 1-2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • Chicken/bacon/parmesan (optional)

Directions: Cook pasta, drain, mix with a tablespoon of butter, and set aside. Use a blender or magic bullet to blend spinach, avocado, and pesto together. Add sauce to noodles and any other toppings. We like to add chicken, diced tomatoes, parmesan or crumbled bacon.


Yogurt Bark (with granola and berries)


2 cups yogurt of choice

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Strawberries sliced



Directions: Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine yogurt, honey, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer yogurt mixture to the previously prepared baking sheet and spread it around to an even thickness. Top with berries. Garnish with granola. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours, or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in the freezer before serving.

Source: Easy Family Recipes


Bon Appetit!


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