Vegetarian Recipes for Kids
How to raise vegetarian children
Raising a child is never easy. But what if that child refuses to eat meat? Or, what if you're trying to raise a healthy vegetarian child surrounded by people telling you you're wrong, or hurting your child? Vegetarian parents (and vegetarian and vegan children!) need a strong support system. Please share your advice as the parent or guardian of a vegetarian or vegan child, and help others learn f… See submissions
Kids: How to raise vegetarian parents?
Parents need help along the way sometimes. If you're a vegetarian whose parents just won't listen, what would you tell them if they would? Maybe your parents won't listen, but somebody else's just might. What advice can you give parents who find that their kids just won't eat meat? See submissions
Tempeh Vegetarian Sloppy Joes for Kids
If your kids love sloppy joes, try this vegetarian sloppy joe recipe which is made from soy tempeh instead of meat, making it much healthier and lower in fat than regular sloppy joes.
Vegetarian Pizza Sandwich for Kids
This vegetarian pizza sandwich is a toasted sandwich that tastes just like pizza, so kids will love it! You can sneak some diced vegetables into the sandwich if you want to add some extra nutrition. For a vegan version, use a vegan mock pepperoni brand, and use a vegan and casein-free soy cheese.
Breaded Tofu Nuggets
Kid-friendly tofu nuggets are reminiscent of chicken nuggets and can be dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce or ranch dressing.
Bean Dip Recipes
Bean dip recipes for snacking.
Southern Fried Vegetarian "Chicken"
This recipe isn't healthy by any means, but it sure is good! Deep fried seitan and a blend of spices create a dish that's really quite similar in appearance and taste to chicken!
Chocolate Covered Granola Candies
A great vegan snack for kids or adults that's sweet and crunchy yet still full of fiber is to take your favorite vegan granola and cover it with dairy-free chocolate to make a little chocolate-covered granola candy. I love vanilla granola, pumpkin granola, and, for an omega-3 boost, hemp seed granola.
Oven-roasted chickpea nuts - High-protein and low-fat!
Oven roasted chickpea nuts - An easy vegan snack recipe idea with lots of protein. Great for vegetarians too!
Barbecued Tofu for Kids
An easy barbecued tofu recipe perfect for vegetarian or vegan kids! Using a ketchup-based sauce makes this easy grilled tofu recipe perfect for kids.
Cheesey Vegetarian Risotto
This vegetarian risotto recipe is creamy and cheesy and will be a hit with the kids as well. Vegetarian risotto with plenty of cheese is a perfect entree for vegetarian kids, and you can even sneak in some diced vegetables as well.
Low- fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Try this recipe for healthier baked sweet potato fries. Baked sweet potato fries are much lower in fat than a deep-fried version and are very quick to prepare. Your vegetarian kids will love these baked fries as well.
Vegan Sloppy Joes with TVP
Healthy vegetarian sloppy joes are perfect for vegetarian or vegan kids! Sloppy joes are fun (and messy!) to eat, and kids love them for lunch, picnics or dinner. This healthy vegetarian sloppy joes recipe is made from TVP (textured vegetable protein) instead of meat and is both vegetarian and vegan.
Basic BBQ Seitan
Easy barbeque seitan saute to use in lunch sandwiches or alone.
Macaroni and cheese with apples
Macaroni and cheese is a kid favorite, vegetarian, vegn or not! This version is baked with apples and a bread crumb topping.
Vegetarian Macaroni and Cheese with Tofu
Made from store-bought boxed macaroni and cheese, black beans, corn and salsa as well as tofu for healthy soy protein. What kid doesn't love packaged neon orange boxed mac and cheese? Make it a bit healthier for your vegetarian kids with this recipe.
Vegan Fettucine Alfredo
Vegan fettucine alfredo sauce with Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese for a rich and creamy vegan pasta sauce suitable for vegetarian and vegan kids.
Thai Peanut Sauce for Kids
Thai peanut sauce is great on noodles or as a salad dressing and kids love it!
Quick and Easy Tomato Rice Soup
Using canned tomato sauce and just a few ingredients, this is a simple and basic recipe. Try adding some diced tofu or veggies for a more nutritious soup recipe. This quick and easy tomato soup recipe is suitable for vegetarian and vegan kids.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans
This might just be the perfect sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving or any time. Sweet potatoes are mashed with just a bit of brown sugar and candied pecans on top. It's so simple, it's perfect. Use a vegan margarine and non-dairy sour cream for a vegan version.
Vegetarian "Pepperoni" Burrito
Vegetarian burrito with mock meat "pepperoni" wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Perfect for a vegetarian lunch for kids to bring to school.
Vegetarian Baked Beans with Barley
Kids may not be the biggest advocates of eating healthy whole grains, but they do like sweetened baked beans. Here's a healthy vegetarian and vegan recipe that combines the two. Top it with cheese if they look at you a bit hestitant.
Vegetarian "Hamburger" Casserole
Use veggie burgers to make a vegetarian "hamburger" macaroni casserole. This is an easy vegetarian casserole with lots of cheese. For a bit of added nutrition, you could add some diced steamed veggies, such as broccoli or bell peppers. This veggie burger casserole recipe will be a hit with the kids.
Basic homemade granola recipe
A basic and easy recipe for homemade granola made with rolled oats, wheat flakes cereal, and dried fruits and nuts of your choice.