When it comes to kids, planning their meals can be difficult. Not only can kids be picky about what they eat but vegetables are usually quite low on their “to eat radar.”
Whether you have signed up for Veganuary 2020 or are raising vegan kids, it’s important to plan your kid’s meals appropriately ensuring they are getting the right nutrition. A vegan meal plan is always useful to stay on track.
Feeding kids a vegan diet is actually a lot easier than you may think. Yes, kids can be picky about vegetables but it’s usually due to the fact that vegetables have never played a central role in their meal, it’s always that neglected stuff on the side of their plate.
Veganism allows us to do wonderful and creative things with veggies making them the star of the show. If cooked correctly with the right seasoning they will enjoy veggies each dinner time with little complaint.
To help you with some vegan meals for kids, we’ve listed our favourite vegan recipes for kids that are guaranteed to leave your little ones happy at dinner time.
Rainbow Pancake Tacos
Recipe from Fork and Beans
This simple and nutritious vegan breakfast is a great start to your kids day. Simply roll out a pancake to create a tortilla and stuff with their favourite fruits. Maybe add a dollop of vegan yoghurt on top too with some chopped nuts and/or seeds.
These pancakes are gluten-free and simple to make. You can find the full recipe over at Fork and Beans.
Chia Pudding Power Bowl
Recipe from Blissful Basil
The key to any good vegan breakfast is to pack as many nutritious ingredients in one simple dish. These chia pudding bowls from Blissful Basil are sneaky. They hide a powerful nutritious punch of greens in the mix that your kids won’t even realise is in there.
Not only are these bowls creative and highly nutritious, but they are also easy to put together and you can get really creative with the ingredients.
The Vegan Lunchbox
Image from allergylicious
If you are raising vegan children, the idea of them sat at school without any good vegan options and other kids offering their animal products to your kid is daunting. Remove any risk by creating tasty and nutritious lunchboxes for them to take to school.
If you search online you will find thousands of ideas for kids vegan lunchbox ideas but this one from Allergy Licious is really fun and guaranteed to keep your children happy during school lunch.
Vegan Pepperoni Pizza
Recipe from contentednesscooking
What kid doesn’t enjoy pizza? The best thing about homemade pizza is the fun to be had making the pizza together as a family. If you’re looking for something fun to do at the weekend, why not get the kids involved in creating their own vegan pizza?
You can be creative and create any pizza you want but this recipe from Contentedness Cooking is a great practice recipe.
Recipe from My Vegan Darling
Burritos are sure to satisfy your little ones as you can literally pack all their favourite foods in one wrap for a delicious and nutritious meal. They can also be fun to cook together working like a preparation line at Barburrito. Multiple people can help with the fillings, one for condiments and one person can wrap at the end.
This recipe from My Vegan Darling is a great start to help inspire you to make wonderful burritos for vegan dinner time. Add a side of delicious sweet potato fries and you can’t go wrong.
Recipe from Tasty
Tofu Nuggets are a great way to recreate chicken nuggets and are just as tasty. These tofu nuggets from Tasty are incredibly simple and quick to make. Guaranteed to make the little ones happy at dinner time and a great source of protein too!
If you are looking for something simple, no fuss and delicious this is the recipe for you.
Recipe from BBC Goodfood
A family classic! Vegan meatballs with spaghetti is guaranteed to please everyone in the family and they are so easy to make. The great thing about this recipe is it’s easy to double up the recipe if you have a large family to feed and the ingredients are cheap.
Kids love these vegan meatballs and you will too. You can find the recipe over at BBC Goodfood. A huge tasty bargain of a meal.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Recipe from Lazy Cat Kitchen
Before you start worrying about whether your children will eat avocado, it’s worth noting that they won’t be able to taste the avocado in this recipe at all. Instead, they will be treated to a smooth and decadent chocolate mousse.
This is by far one of the easiest and most delicious vegan desserts you can make at home. The best recipe for avocado mousse can be found on Lazy Cat Kitchen.
Recipe from connoisseurusveg
Simple, delicious and get’s rid of your old bananas. You can’t go wrong with banana bread, it’s guaranteed to make your kids happy and it’s so cheap and simple to put together. This recipe from Connoisseurus Veg is fantastic, takes just 10 minutes to prep and serves 10 people. It’s even relatively healthy for a dessert.
Recipe from Minimalist Baker
If you’re looking for a vegan dessert that is simple, delicious and healthy then look no further than chia pudding. Packed full of protein, nutrients and can be tailored to specific tastes.
This chia pudding recipe from Minimalist Baker is divine, simple to put together and a great addition to Sunday lunch. Get creative with the fruit for an exciting healthy vegan dessert.
Share you ideas
Kids are sometimes tricky to get right. What works for one family may not work for another. What is important is creating a community of families to share their insights into what works for their kids on a plant-based diet.
Overall, the diet is safe and nutritious for infants and children when following a whole foods plan with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds.