As a mum of 3 eating a predominantly vegan diet I want to share with you 10 vegan kid meals all approved by my 3 children (aged 6, 6 and 3) and myself as a mum and nutritionist.
In this blogpost I will be sharing 10 vegan kid meals from my own blog and cookbook Healthy Little Tummies. You can purchase your copy here on Amazon or on Booktopia. My cookbook is full recipes for vegan kid meals that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It is my motto in feeding my own children. We all eat the same plant-based meal together as a family.
Whether you are looking for new recipe ideas for your vegan kids, ideas for making a more plant-based family meal that your children will eat keep reading below for my vegan kid meals ideas!
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If you need help transition your family check out this blogpost of mine. And if looking for vegan lunchboxes ideas click here; or vegan snacks check this blogpost. And here for tips to be a combined family (omni + vegan).
10 vegan kid meals from my blog and cookbook:
This red lentil bolognese recipe 100% needs to be on your family meal plan! It is a favourite vegan kid meal in our home.
Another pasta dish well liked in my home is this vegan cashew mac& cheese. I also make a pumpkin/potato or carrot/potato plant-based mac and cheese dish loved by my 3 kids.
Sushi is also a great vegan kid meal. We either make our own or buy them. Avocado, cucumber, tofu and Teriyaki jackfruit are our favourite fillings for sushi.
These yummy vegan choc chip banana pancakes make a regular appearance in our weekly menu for breakfast. I sometimes even include them in their lunchboxes or for a fun dinner. For example, I grew up having pancakes or crepes for dinner once a year and it was the most fun as a child.
6. Noodle Soup
My daughter Eloise loves this noodle soup in winter. Feel free to swap the cauliflower for a vegetable your child likes or cut it into tiny pieces.
Smoothies are also a great breakfast option or snack for vegan kids. Check out my 3 easy smoothie recipes.
- From my cookbook Healthy Little Tummies: Rainbow Spinach Pizzas (p. 84)
- From my cookbook Healthy Little Tummies: Pilaf Rice (p. 94)
- From my cookbook Healthy Little Tummies: Tofu Pizza Bites (p. 103)
Now as a busy mum of 3 I know dinner time can be a struggle. Once you have a few meals your whole family enjoys stick to them. Make a note on your phone of your family go-to meals and pick 2-3 each week that are similar. Having a balance of loved, familiar meals and new recipes is important. Additionally this also helps removing headaches wondering what to cook for dinner.
On our personal family go-to meals you will find these vegan kid meals in rotation every month:
- tofu stir fry with soba noodles;
- lentil dhal;
- different pastas;
- homemade pizzas;
- vegan nachos and tacos;
- avocado sandwiches;
I hope you will find this post useful to get new ideas for vegan kid meals for the whole family!