Anyone else going crazy trying to keep a full calendar of meals kids will eat with all this time at home? Luckily I have a ton of ideas to share your way! This year we have two more people at home for lunchtime than usual, so I’m feeling it in the kitchen. I know many others are, too! I hope your kids like some of these tasty meal options that work well for our family. Many of them work just as well at home during the virtual school day as they do packed in a lunchbox or a brown bag. Check out these meals kids will eat and plan ahead for a simpler week.
My kids love cooking with me and fortunately that’s helped to broaden their tastes a LOT more than when they were super little. I am going to include as many kid-friendly meal ideas as possible in hopes that you’ll find something your kids will like!
I plan to update this page regularly as I have new photos of meals for kids to share with you. I’m breaking out breakfast by itself and combining lunch and dinner ideas into the same slideshow. (But don’t forget Breakfast for Dinner is always a hit! And it’s super easy and versatile, too!)
Breakfast Meals Kids Will Eat
Breakfast is probably the favorite meal of the day in our house, at least for one daughter. Our kids like pancakes and eggs so much, sometimes we do Breakfast For Dinner! It’s a great way to change things up and reminds me of going to an all-day diner. 🙂 Hope you enjoy this running slideshow of some of our favorite breakfast meals that our kids love.
Lunch and Dinner Meals Kids Will Eat
This slideshow shows more than 40 meal ideas for kids of all ages to enjoy. Click through and see how many new family meals you can add to your rotation. I’ll continue to add new photos of meals kids will eat to this page on a regular basis, so be sure to check back!
Helpful Kitchen Gadgets & Accessories
By the way, I’ve found a few kitchen gadgets make my life SO much easier when cooking for kids! I love cooking to begin with but sometimes I find certain cooking items enhance the experience. Just wanted to drop them here for consideration in case they might improve mealtime for you, too. (BTW – Shopping through our affiliate links does not cost any extra to you but kindly would earn a small commission for us saving for our kids’ future. Thanks for your consideration! 🙂
Farberware Kitchen Shears with Sheath – These culinary shears were life-changing for me with baby #2. I was able to cut up food quickly and effortlessly on the go or at home. I took them with us on vacation with family in the Outer Banks several years ago and they worked out amazingly well to cut my daughter’s food.
Calphalon Grill Pan – From grilling inside to making delicious toasted quesadillas and more, we love our grill pan. (Of course I’ll still try to convince hubby to grill outside when I can, but this pan is a great alternative when we’re stuck inside.)
Crock Pot Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Timer – this is an upgrade on mine! I have a crock pot with a timer and a crock pot with the latching lid, but not one that does both. Brilliant!
Instant Pot – I am still getting the hang of mine, but I’m really excited for all the fall stews, soups, and savory dishes I will create this fall and winter!
Paper Plates! You may notice a lot of my meal suggestions are not exactly staged – they are real, day-in-the-life quality footage here! I noticed I was spending a ton of time doing dishes and cut a few corners. It’s not a permanent plan but for now it makes our lives easier. <3
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