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. 🙂
Green Eggs and Ham
Steak and Egg Whites with Cubed Potatoes
Homemade Peach Oatmeal
Corned Beef Hash with Fried Eggs
Cereal with Sliced Bananas
Meat Lover’s Hashbrowns with Egg Whites
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Hope you enjoy this running list of some of our favorite breakfast meals that our kids love.
Lunch and Dinner Meals Kids Will Eat
Consider more than 40 meal ideas for kids of all ages to enjoy. Discover how many new family meals you can add to your rotation.
BBQ Chicken Drumstick, Baked Beans, Green Beans and Corn
BBQ Chicken with corn, baked beans, and green beans
Homemade Pizza – Pepperoni or Plain
Crispy Fried Flounder with Waffle Fries and Corn
Homemade Meatloaf with Noodles and Corn
Fish Stick House with French Fry Roof
Entree Salad with Grilled Chicken and Hard-boiled Eggs
Homemade Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Dog Copycats
Kid Lasagna – No sauce by request
Grandpop’s Chicken – Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil Chicken Breast
Fettuccine Noodles in Sauce with Shredded Chicken Breast
Homemade Meatball Sub
Minute Steak with Provolone
Picnic Platter – Ham and Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Noodle Taco – Don’t Judge!!
Homemade Split Pea Soup with Ham
Homemade Meatballs with Fettuccini and Sauce
Homemade Ham & Cheese Pretzelwich
Chicken Sausage Pasta with Fresh Green Beans
Homemade Buttery Grilled Naan Bread
Homemade Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
Homemade Lasagna with Sauce and Garlic Knots
Grilled Steak with Fresh Green Beans and a Twice-Baked Potato
Grilled Steak with Fresh Green Beans and a Twice-Baked Potato
Homemade Unicorn Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Potpie with Vegetables
Golden Fried Shrimp in a Pan with Oil
Corned Beef with Carrots and Potatoes
Fried Chicken Cutlet
Cheddar Cheese and Beef Quesadillas
Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries
Fresh Salad Entree with Ham Cubes
Beef Vegetable Soup
Super Simple (Store-Bought) Rotisserie Chicken
Homemade Fried Fish Sticks with Spaghetti
Chicken Pot Pie Biscuits
Seafood Pasta with Shrimp, Crab, and Scallops
Fried Chicken Tenders and Veggies
Veggie Fried Rice with Egg
Savory Homemade Pot Roast
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.)
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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