These spinach recipes for kids will tempt even the pickiest eater! With choices like spinach smoothies, muffins, and even brownies, your kids won’t have any complaints while eating their new favorite vegetable.
In general, getting kids to eat spinach is a task that the strongest sailor man might find daunting. It just looks healthy. Bright green and light and used in salads, it’s pretty much everything that kids hate.
Benefits of Spinach for Kids
Regardless, we all know spinach should be in our family’s diet. It brings so much to the table, we’d be remiss not to attempt at least occasionally to get it into our kids.
We all know that spinach is good for
Vitamins A, C, E, K and folate packed spinach ensures improved immunity and a strong, healthy body.
Antimicrobial properties can help with digestion and other tummy bugs.
Fiber helps keep little bellies regular and fuller longer.
Iron, potassium, and calcium mean that little brains will get the nutrition they need for improved brain development.
All of these and so many more are reasons we should make the effort to find kid-friendly spinach recipes.
The problem is, with a bright green color it can be incredibly difficult to hide the vegetable in food to get it in the pickiest eaters.
Lucky, as always – I’ve got you! I’ve tested the best spinach recipes for kids with my own picky eaters and I’m coming at you with the best of the best. With these recipes, your kids will not only eat spinach, but they’ll be asking for seconds.
The Best Spinach Recipes for Kids
This is a collection of the best kid friendly spinach recipes. From smoothies to muffins or pasta bakes, you’ll be able to find something for everyone here!
This is a big favorite in my house. We call them green noodles! The ricotta, basil, and Parmesan cheese overpower any veggie flavor. Plus, the peas add kid-friendly sweetness they will love.
I serve my boys a veggie smoothie nearly every single morning. The reason I love this option most of all is that I don’t even have to cook anything! Win.
What kid doesn’t love quesadillas? I love that this is both kid friendly and sneaks in TWO vegetables.
Pancakes are always a hit with kids – this kid-friendly spinach recipe would be so fun for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast!
This is totally genius – I mean, basil looks like spinach as it is! By chopping up the spinach finely, you’ll never know it’s there.
I love that this kid friendly staple is packed with veggies. Chopping all of them up before adding is my favorite way to sneak in veggies. To make it quick and easy, pulse everything a few times in the food processor to skip the chopping.
My boys adore meatballs. These spinach meatballs use healthier turkey and are egg-less so a guilt free dinner.
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These veggie nuggets are packed with spinach and zucchini, but look like kid friendly nuggets or tater tots.
Spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorite things. I mean, if it’s packed with veggies it’s healthy, right? RIGHT? Cute and season some spinach tortillas with avocado oil, salt and pepper then bake to serve with homemade tortilla chips.
These sweet muffins look so simple, but also like an awesome spinach recipe for toddlers or big kids.
Growing up in NJ, I’ve had my fair share of calzones. But I’ve never made one! Need to try this out. I bet no one would even care about the spinach.
How genius is this?! Put the spinach in the tortillas! This way you can use them with your favorite meals, but know there is a vegetable hidden in there.
I’ve always loved making veggie packed pasta sauces, but I love the idea of adding wilted spinach to mac and cheese!
Find more tips for making mac and cheese healthy here!
Probably one of my FAVORITE spinach recipes for kids. Could there be a more genius way to hide spinach? The chocolate will definitely cover the taste of the spinach.
This might even convince me to unearth my never used waffle maker. Don’t forget to use this waffles for kids post to find some fun ways to decorate yours.
okay, so tell me – what vegetable do your kids hate? Which of these would they like best? let me know in the comments!