These 15 Healthy Recipes Will Get A Thumbs Up From Your Kids

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You’re not alone in the struggle to get the kids to eat dinner, let alone one that’s healthy. If you’re in search of some kid-friendly meals that are also nutritious and delicious, then make one of these fifteen healthy dinners you and your kids will surely agree on.

1. Baked Turkey Burgers

A baked turkey burger with the top bun half way off and to the right side.
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Let your kids assemble their own burgers for dinner tonight. These classic Baked Turkey Burgers are a great way to make sure they are getting their protein and veggies in one delicious meal.

2. Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Serve on buns and drizzle with ranch.
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These family-friendly Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches will turn dinners at home into a fun party. If you’re feeling extra generous, add a side of fries for the ultimate meal.

3. BBQ Chicken Pizza

A hand reaches for a slice of BBQ Chicken Pizza off of a plate.
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BBQ Chicken Pizza is an easy, single-serving pita pizza that can be made quickly, and kids love it. Give them some veggie sticks with ranch as a side dish.

4. Skillet Taco Salad

An overhead view of a cast iron skillet holding a skillet taco salad topped with shredded cheese and halved grape tomatoes.
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No matter what age your kids are, as long as they are old enough to eat solids, they will love this Skillet Taco Salad. They can pick all their own toppings and be involved in the preparation.

5. Sheet Pan Nachos

Sheet pan nachos on a sheet pan with melted cheese over the top, and garnished with olives, avocado pieces and chopped tomatoes.
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Everyone loves nachos, and sheet pan nachos are particularly great because you can use small sheet pans for each person and let them top their nachos any way they please. Sheet Pan Nachos make everyone happy for dinner and require very little work from you.

6. Turkey Chili

A white crock filled with turkey chili and garnished with fresh parsley.
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As long as it’s not spicy, most kids really do love a good bowl of chili. This Turkey Chili is perfect for kids. Let them pick their favorite toppings, and you’ll avoid all complaints at the dinner table. Well, most complaints, anyway…

7. Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta

A white bowl filled with Real Food Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta.
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If you love cheeseburger pasta but don’t like all the crud that gets added to the box mix, here is a Homemade Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Pasta recipe that uses all-natural ingredients while still delivering on flavor.

8. Pesto Pita Pizza

A pita sits on a small round cutting board covered in pesto sauce, fresh tomato slices and melted cheese.
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If you have a package of pita bread, you have dinner literally in the bag. Pesto Pita Pizza is quick and easy, and everyone can top their pizza just the way they like.

9. Easy Goulash

An overhead view of a white bowl filled with goulash.
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Pasta is a quick and easy staple on a busy weekday evening. This Easy Goulash is a surefire way to get a dinner on the table that everyone will devour.

10. Hawaiian Pita Pizza

A vegetarian pita pizza sits on a round cutting board on a wood table.
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Here’s another idea for pita pizza. Hawaiian Pita Pizza can be made vegetarian or with ham, your choice. And here again, everyone gets to make their own pizza. So not only will they love dinner, but you might even make a few memories in the process.

11. Air Fryer Fish N’ Chips

A white plate holds some air fryer fish n' chips. The chips are sweet potato fries.
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Fish n’ chips aren’t hard to make, but they can take a while to cook. These Air Fryer Fish N’ Chips cook much faster in an air fryer, and you can easily make some fries or sweet potato fries in the air fryer as well.

12. Cheesy Baked Meatballs

Overhead view looking down into a white casserole dish filled with this Cheesy Baked Meatballs Recipe.
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Meatballs are total comfort food, especially when they are cheesy. Cheesy Baked Meatballs can be prepped ahead of time, so all you have to do is pop the casserole dish in the oven while you do other things.

13. Mushroom Pita Pizza 

A pita sits on a round cutting board topped with mushrooms, red sauce and melted cheese.
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Here’s yet another idea for pita pizza. Mushroom Pita Pizza is made with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese, too. It’s divine and great paired with a green salad for dinner.

14. BLT Pasta Salad

Closeup of a BLT pasta salad in a white bowl.
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While it’s easy to make BLT sandwiches, sometimes you need something a little different as well as a little more filling. This BLT Pasta Salad does just that.

15. Accordion Potatoes

Accordion potatoes laying on parchment with small bowls of dip.
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While these Accordion Potatoes are more of a side dish, they are worth mentioning. They go well with anything off the grill or out of the oven. Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy them with a salad and a side of beans.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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