It seems to be a struggle from some and easy for others. The goal: get your kids to eat awesome, healthy, nourishing, and delicious food. Where does the struggle start? Are parents giving too many options? Not enough?
Given that kids won’t self-starve, if we can be consistent with food introductions, invite them into the kitchen to cook with us and offer education about why we choose the foods we choose, perhaps we’ll have more success.
To help you along, we’ve put together our top 25 list of kid-friendly blogs. Hop on over and check out these delicious, kid-approved recipes that everyone will love.
The Scoop: If you’re looking for healing and gluten-free cooking inspiration, you’ll find loads of it here. Alissa is a two-time cookbook author and mother to five children, so you can be assured that all of her recipes are kid-tested and approved.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Gluten-Free Buckwheat Hazelnut Pancakes
Veggies Don’t Bite
The Scoop: Sophia is a mama to three young boys and she created her blog to help families get healthier one step at a time. Her recipes are plant-based, gluten-free and sugar-free, and with kid-friendly options like Enchilada Noodles and Vegan Beanball Subs, you’ll have no trouble getting children to eat their veggies.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Ultimate ‘Cheese’ Sauce
The Scoop: Georgia is a naturopathic doctor and mom of two who is devoted to blogging about nourishing recipes and ‘freestyle cooking’ using fresh, local and seasonal foods. She also offers fantastic resources about building a whole foods pantry and raising healthy babies, toddlers and children.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Protein Power Bars
Fork and Beans
The Scoop: Cara’s website is full of bright, fun recipes for those with dietary restrictions. You’ll have a blast looking at her kid-friendly recipes – she even has a dedicated ‘Play with Your Food‘ category. She truly makes healthy eating fun!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Silly Breakfast Toast Faces
100 Days of Real Food
The Scoop: What began as a 100-day challenge for one family to cut out processed foods has grown into a worldwide movement that inspires people to ditch the crap and start cooking. 100 Days of Real Food is a one-stop-shop of resources, including information about why it’s important to leave processed foods on the shelf, free menu plans, school lunch ideas, and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Common Food Label Misconceptions
Healthy Little Cooks *Culinary Nutrition Expert*
The Scoop: This awesome website by CNE program grad Kim Young inspires kids to eat healthfully and get into the kitchen. The best part? Most of the site’s recipes are created by kids!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Simple Veggie Quinoa Salad
Be a Healthy Mom
The Scoop: Leslie is a former attorney who transformed her eating habits after dealing with exhaustion, stress and hormone issues after the birth of her son. Now she’s a health coach who helps women regain their health and wellness, too.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Banana Cream Chia Pudding
The Healthy Family and Home
The Scoop: Karielyn’s goal is to help readers walk away from the standard American diet and focus on organic, nutrient-rich foods. Her recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and sugar-free, plus she provides extra resources on clean eating and detoxing.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Pasta with Asparagus and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
The Scoop: Anya is a cookbook author, food blogger and mom who believes that the healthiest foods are also the tastiest. Her recipes are beautiful and elegantly styled, so you’ll likely be pinning them for later!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Fruit Leather Edible Puzzles
Oh, The Things We’ll Make!
The Scoop: Tracy is an American expat living in Spain who blogs about how to make real food fun. Her blog is gluten-free and mostly grain-free; she began to follow a Paleo-ish diet when both she and her son developed skin issues. Aside from recipes, you’ll also find a ton of fun craft ideas!
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: DIY Natural Food Colouring
Tessa The Domestic Diva
The Scoop: Tess is a mom to three kids who began to eliminate foods after her screaming babies ceased crying when she stopped eating dairy. Her blog aims to help families reduce the overwhelm of dietary changes and offers recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and paleo diets.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Paleo 5-Minute Muffins
The Scoop: Natalie is an army wife with three children who loves to share delicious, flavourful food. There are recipes here for multiple speciality diets – gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, egg-free, Paleo, GAPS, dairy-free, sugar-free and more, so you’ll be sure to find something yummy no matter your eating style.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Cold and Flu-Fighting Gummy Snacks
Whole New Mom
The Scoop: Adrienne’s blog is packed with sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan healthy options, along with resources for non-toxic living, kitchen tips, natural beauty care and sustainable living.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets
The Gluten-Free Kid
The Scoop: Max is a 9-year-old food blogger who writes about gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian food. And get this: he’s been blogging since he was seven! We see a bright future ahead.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Blueberry Almond Pancakes (Max made these for his mom for Mother’s Day)
She Let Them Eat Cake
The Scoop: Maggie is a registered holistic nutritionist who has been baking gluten-free since 2004 when her husband discovered he had celiac disease. Then, when her son was diagnosed with allergies, her household became gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. There are loads of delicious baked goodies here, along with a multitude of kid-friendly, healthy recipes.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreo Cookies
The Scoop: Sarah is a former graphic designer and high school teacher who now spends her days creating vegan recipes in the kitchen. She has a great ‘Fun for Kids’ section on her site that details the playful food projects she’s made for her son.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Race Car Fruit Snacks
Lexie’s Kitchen and Living
The Scoop: Lexie began her blog to share the gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, low-sugar recipes she whipped up to help heal her baby’s intestinal issues. Now that he’s regained health (and is much older), she also writes about lifestyle, products and the random thought that pops into her brain.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Maple Macaroons
Gluten-Free Vegan Girl
The Scoop: As the name implies, this blog is gluten-free and vegan! It’s written by 20-year-old Solveig, who lives in Norway and started her blog at 16 to share healthy, whole-food recipes.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
The Scoop: Kristin is a blogger and photographer who lives with her husband, two children and eight – yes eight – chickens in the backyard. Her site is packed with real food recipes, DIY resources, and two free e-books.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: DIY Homemade Chocolate Milk Syrup
The Scoop: Scratch Mommy is a tag team blog with contributors across North America who love cooking from scratch. A go-to for whole food recipes that will nourish your family, homemade skincare formulas, DIY cleaning tips, tutorials, and more.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Homemade Root Vegetable Chips
The Pistachio Project
The Scoop: Brittany began her family’s journey to health when she began to make baby food for her first child. Then, when her second baby developed eczema, she jumped off the diving board into natural, green and sustainable living. Visit her for a variety of natural living advice, including nutritious recipes, parenting, homesteading, green cleaning, gardening and home remedies.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: 25 Non-Electronic Gifts for Kids
The Herbal Spoon
The Scoop: Jamie fell in love with herbs and natural health as a child and has devoured all the knowledge she can to help her family. Through her blog, she aims to share recipes, herbal concoctions and DIY tips so you can learn to support your health, too.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: Homemade Squeeze Pouch Recipes
Raising Natural Kids
The Scoop: When Dawn was pregnant with her first child, she felt overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the information about raising a healthy child. She decided to create a resource for parents about natural, non-toxic living so they can make informed decisions about their kids.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: The Truth About Your Orange Juice
Amy the Family Chef
The Scoop: When Amy gave birth to two children, she decided to adapt her cooking style to be accessible, healthy and family-friendly. Her blog is filled with gluten-free recipes that focus on organic ingredients, along with a resource section to help families successfully follow a gluten-free diet.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: 10 Ways Your Children Can Help in the Kitchen
Hello Creative Family *Culinary Nutrition Expert*
The Scoop: Hello Creative Family is a fantastic resource for parents looking to ignite their creative passion with simple, everyday and back-to-basics projects. From recipes to sewing to crafts to health and beauty, you’ll find it here.
Our Favourite Post/Recipe: 27 Crafts to Keep Children Busy During Summer Break