25+ Vegan Recipes for Kids | Easy Kid-Friendly Vegan Meals (2024)

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Vegan recipes for kids! These easy, healthy kid-friendly vegan lunches and meals will have children asking for seconds every time!

25+ Vegan Recipes for Kids | Easy Kid-Friendly Vegan Meals (1)

When discussing the eating habits of our shorter and cuter counterparts, we often use the terms “kid food,” or “kid-friendly.”

Most kids, picky or not, crave the same thing: super yummy food. And kid friendly vegan meals can be just that!

What is kid food?

Kid food is really just be adult food in smaller portions. We've been made to believe kids need bland flavors and repetitive textures, but the opposite is true. The more variety they get from babyhood, the better.

But research suggests that exposing babies and toddlers to lots of colors, flavors, and textures helps reduce pickiness later on. It may take ten times of introducing a food to get your kiddo excited about Brussels sprouts, but keep at it!

Kiddos can really eat anything adults can eat, from spicy food, curry, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and beyond. As long as the texture and size is age appropriate, you're in the clear to go wild.

Vegan recipes for toddlers or kids don't have to be loaded with sugar or salt to be tasty! Healthy living that starts at a young age, and the food that they consume will set them up for top-notch growing.

Now there's no need to turn your kiddos into people who say no to pumpkin brownies. Balance is key!

P.S. These bento boxes are the bomb for packing lunches.

Vegan Kids Recipes

Vegan Power Mac and Cheese

Rich and creamy Vegan Power Mac and Cheese recipe made with whole grains, broccoli, and greens! Kids and adults will adore this one-pot meal.

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Homemade Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta

With hundreds of 5-star ratings, this easy Vegan Lasagna recipe really is the best ever. Life-changing hummus tofu ricotta makes it taste just like classic cheesy lasagna! Each slice packs 20g of protein. It's kid-friendly and a favorite with all eaters, vegan or not.

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Ultimate Healthy Zucchini Brownies

Easy Healthy Zucchini Brownies are fudgy, decadent, and low in sugar--made in 1 bowl and so delicious! Flourless, vegan, grain free and gluten free.

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Vegan Meatball Subs

The best hearty Vegan Meatball Subs you'll crave for dinner! Loaded with flavor and served on a toasty bun. Kid-friendly!

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Decadent Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars make the perfect healthy snack or treat! Made with only five ingredients. (Prep time does not include freezing time.)

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Fluffy Vegan Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Fluffy Vegan Lemon Blueberry Muffins bursting with fresh lemon flavor! Moist, healthy muffins the whole family will love.

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Peanut Noodles with Broccoli

Delicious Peanut Noodles with Broccoli make a super satisfying and nutritious plant-powered dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Vegan and easily gluten free!

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Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets

These Crispy Baked Tofu Nuggets have an addictive texture and flavor that the whole family will love! They're simple to make, packed with protein, and tasty to boot. Vegan and easily gluten-free!

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Chickpea Tacos (that taste like taco meat!)

Incredible Chickpea Tacos with a super "meaty" vegan filling made with mushrooms, chickpeas, walnuts, and homemade taco seasoning. A super satisfying and healthy weeknight meal that serves a crowd. Carnivores and vegetarians alike will love these filling and flavorful tacos. Gluten free!

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One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread

This 1 bowl Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread is a super moist, 100% whole grain treat packed with chocolate goodness! Great for breakfast or dessert.

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The Best Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas with creamy black bean filling make a super satisfying and healthy plant-based dinner. Kid approved and gluten-free!

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Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers, no chopping required! Super firm, packed with flavor, and way better than boxed. Gluten free option!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Zucchini Smoothie

Creamy Zucchini Smoothie that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup milkshake! A nutrient powerhouse with 9g of protein and 8g of fiber.

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Banana Zucchini Baked Oatmeal Cups

Lightly sweetened whole-grain Baked Oatmeal Cups with banana and zucchini make the perfect healthy breakfast or afternoon snack on-the-go! So moist and delish with a smear of peanut butter.

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Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars

These 100% whole grain Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars make the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Vegan and gluten-free!

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Perfect Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Truly the best Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, oh so soft, made in 1 bowl with wholesome ingredients, and no chilling!

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta

This 8-ingredient creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta will be your new favorite fall meal. Healthy, delicious, and oh so comforting!

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Vegan Buddha Bowl with Peanut Sauce

Vegan Buddha Bowl with broccoli, carrots, chickpeas and the best peanut sauce! A flavorful one-bowl meal packed with plant protein, great for adults and kids alike. This easy and healthy weeknight recipe makes amazing leftovers, too.

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Incredible Vegan Banana Bread

Easy Vegan Banana Bread that's whole grain, perfectly sweet and moist, and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up! A healthy and simple recipe that will be the only banana bread you ever need.

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Banana Brownies (Grain Free!)

Incredible 8-ingredient Banana Brownies! Moist, rich brownies with a hint of banana flavor. Made with peanut butter and sweetened with maple syrup, these better-for-you-brownies come together in no time. One bowl, simple to make, and gluten free.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Amazing Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites made in 1 bowl, no food processor required! The ultimate healthy and tasty snack to power you through the day.

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Healthy Cherry Crisp

The easiest recipe for Healthy Cherry Crisp with only 8 ingredients! Made with juicy sweet cherries and an irresistible almond oat topping. Dairy-free with a gluten-free option. Serve with your favorite vanilla or cinnamon ice cream!

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Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The easiest recipe for Healthy Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with 7 ingredients and no added sugar. These have a soft, cakey texture. Vegan and gluten free!

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Easy Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry

Easy Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry is a healthy, delicious vegetarian meal on the table in 30 minutes. Better than takeout! Vegan and gluten-free option.

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

Thick and creamy Healthy Hot Chocolate sweetened naturally with dates! An amazingly rich and delicious dairy free hot cocoa perfect for chilly weather. No added sugar and 5 grams of fiber per mug!

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Cookie Dough Protein Bars

The best homemade Cookie Dough Protein Bars packed with cookie flavor! Made with whole grain oat flour, cashew butter, and vanilla plant protein with a silky smooth chocolate coating.

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Vegan Apple Crumb Pie

The most delicious Apple Crumb Pie that happens to be vegan! Everyone will rave about this crave-worthy pie. Simple to make and great for holidays!

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins (no added sugar!)

Healthy Chocolate Banana Muffins sweetened with dates and banana for a tasty, satisfying snack with no added sugar! Free of eggs, dairy, and gluten.

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Creamy Vegan Tortilla Soup

Amazingly creamy Vegan Tortilla Soup with black beans, poblano peppers, and decadent cheezy flavor. Hearty, filling, and so satisfying!

Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip (Dairy Free!)

Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is creamy, decadent, and amazing for parties! You'd never guess it was dairy free and packed with protein.

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Pesto Roasted Snap Peas

Delicious Roasted Snap Peas with pesto are such a fun, easy and healthy side dish when you want to spruce up your veggie game!

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Vegan Skillet Cornbread

Incredibly easy, moist, and fluffy Vegan Cornbread is the only skillet cornbread recipe you need! Customize it how you like, adding jalapeños or fresh cranberries for a seasonal spin.

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Fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Super moist and fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins packed with an entire can of pumpkin! Perfectly sweet and terrific with coffee.

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Vegan Cookie Dough

Edible Vegan Cookie Dough made with chickpeas and loaded with chocolate chips. Tastes nothing like beans! Enjoy it by the spoonful. Gluten free.

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Easy Vegan Queso

The easiest Healthy Vegan Queso Dipmade with only 5 ingredients. No one will know this healthy dip is dairy free! On the table in 10 minutes.

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Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms made with whole wheat flour taste just as delicious as the original!

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Thai Pasta Salad with Tahini Lime Dressing

Crazy delicious Thai Pasta Salad with colorful veggies is the ultimate warm weather lunch or side! Packed with flavor and even better the next day.

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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Refreshingly creamy Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie bursting with tropical flavors is the ultimate healthy breakfast. Packed with vitamin C plus 7g of fiber and protein!

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Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Start your morning with easy, satisfying Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal! Lightly sweetened and studded with blueberries for a healthy breakfast of champs.

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Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with Blueberry Topping

Easy Fluffy Vegan Pancakes with Blueberry Topping make the best healthy breakfast any day of the week. Made with 100% whole grain flour!

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Vegan S'mores Bars

These easy Vegan S'mores Bars are made with oats, graham crackers, and cashew butter for a healthier spin on the classic! Gluten-free option.

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About Alexis Joseph

25+ Vegan Recipes for Kids | Easy Kid-Friendly Vegan Meals (43)
Oh HEY there! I'm Alexis Joseph, food writer, blogger, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), new mama, and co-founder of local restaurant group, Alchemy. I use my passion for cooking and wellness as fuel to help others ignite a more freeing and happy relationship with food. Learn more about Alexis!

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  1. Jaxon says

    Love all of these! 5 stars 😊


  2. Lindsay says

    Hi Alexis! Thanks so much for including my Mac 'n cheese recipe link in this post. You're more than welcome to include one of my Mac and cheese photos in this post if you decide you'd like to add one. Have a great day! 🙂 Lindsay


  3. Christine says

    Nutella isn't vegan.


  4. Rosalind says

    The post for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites via Namely Marly isn't vegan. It contains honey.


  5. Carmen Grant says

    Nutella is a chocolate and hazelnut spread. The manufacturing process for this food item is very similar to a generic production of chocolate spread. Nutella is made from sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, soy lecithin, and vanillin. I figured this would help the Nutella debate.


  6. Danni says

    I appreciate the list and almost everything looks awesome! That is except the NON vegan banana Nutella sandwich :/ It calls for 4tbsp Nutella and that’s just not vegan. Everything else I’m excited to try!!


  7. Charles says

    FYI: Nutella is not a Vegan product. But a quick search will yeild tons of DIY "Nutella" recipes to make your own veganized chocolate/hazlenut spread.


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  9. Jennifer says

    These are all tasty sounding recipes, but it is my understanding that Nutella is not dairy free. I would not be able to serve them to my vegan niece.


  10. Shana says

    I have been eating vegan in large part for some time, but now I hope to go all in, and take my family along for the ride. I love this list and plan on trying the crispy tofu "fingers" tonight. However, I noticed a grilled nutella sandwich on the list and I thought I should point out that Nutella (the brand) is NOT vegan. There may be chocolate hazelnut spread brands that are (believe me, my kids already asked!), but Nutella is not one of them.


  11. Ashley Bain says

    Nutella isn't vegan! But there are vegan chocolate hazelnuts spreads on the market!


  12. Alina @Vegan Runner Eats says

    I am totally putting a few of these recipes on my radar, even though I don't have kids! Thanks for this post!


  13. Amanda @ .running with spoons. says

    UHhhhhhhm. Does it count if we're big kids at heart? Because I seriously want ALL of these. Swooning so hard right now.


  14. Kate says

    kid friendly = husband friendly. He isn't very picky at all, but sometimes the no meat meals aren't satisfying enough for him These are great creative ways to change that!


  15. masala girl says

    so. many. recipes! tbh, i love finger foods still, so i love most of these! i really like the chickpea veggie burger! i feel like these are also good for college kids who dont want to eat "healthy" so i'll be sharing with my friends!


  16. Alysia at Slim Sanity says

    These look so good! I'm gonna need to learn how to cook kid-friendly soon!!


  17. Ami@NaiveCookCooks says

    Everything looks so delicious Alexis! Thanks a bunch for including my Chocolate Banana Bread Sushi rolls 🙂


  18. Maryea {happy healthy mama} says

    Thanks for including my recipe! I am thinking I need to try the Cauliflower Mac and "Cheese"--I love how creamy it looks!


  19. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment says

    All of these recipes look amazing. We are all "kids" at heart. Can't wait to try them. The chickpea burgers look fabulous and who wouldn't like the apple oatmeal bars. Thank you for sharing these awesome recipes. xo Lauren


  20. rachel @ athletic avocado says

    I am totally a kid at heart and I want all of these <3


  21. Sam @ Barrister's Beet says

    Great post! I don't have kids, but I do have a husband - so a lot of these recipes should come in handy ; )


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