Healthy Kids Meal Plans

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Try our delicious healthy kids meal plans, designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and food experts to help your kids eat healthfully and get the nutrients they need.

1-Day Vegetarian Healthy Kids' Meal Plan: 1,800 Calories

With meals and snacks as delicious as the recipes in this vegetarian meal plan, getting your kids to eat their fruits and veggies is made easy.

Following a vegetarian diet is a healthy way to eat that packs in tons of nutritious foods, for people of all ages. Eating more plant-based food as a kid and throughout life can help to prevent health issues down the road, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, thanks to the extra fiber that comes from plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans, and the healthy fats that come from nuts and seeds.

Pack Lunch for You and the Kids in Half the Time with These Meal-Prep Tips



I overheard a mom at the playground tell friends how she'd prepped weekly lunches for the whole family for the first time. She remarked how nice it was to have prepared lunches ready to send with her child to preschool and for she and her husband to take to work. I couldn't agree more! Starting the week off with prepared meals makes it so much easier to eat healthy all week—not to mention avoiding more morning chaos getting ready.

How to Make Fun Animal-Themed Meals That Will Make Your Kids Roar with Delight

Have you ever lovingly created a meal for your kids, convinced that they'd be thankful for the food on their plates, only to hear groans instead? If you are a parent, this probably sounds familiar. But if you have a few extra minutes to make healthy food fun, you might discover that your children will try out healthy foods—and actually enjoy them.

1-Day Gluten-Free Healthy Kids Meal Plan: 1,400 Calories

If your child is sensitive to gluten or has been diagnosed with celiac disease, it is important to avoid products containing gluten. In this 1-day gluten-free meal plan for kids we've provided you with healthy, kid-friendly recipes and snack ideas to ensure adequate amounts of key nutrients essential for kid's growth and development, such as calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and protein.

1-Day Nut-Free Healthy Kids Meal Plan: 1,400 Calories

If your child has a nut or peanut allergy, this meal plan is for you. We've provided a day's worth of healthy, kid-friendly recipes and snack ideas that are both nut and peanut-free; at the same time providing adequate amounts of key nutrients such as protein, calcium, iron, zinc and fiber for growth and development.