No need to scour the internet every time you want a kid-friendly meal idea! Parents swear that these are the very best recipe websites for feeding the family.
You'll love these sites for their collections of awesome kid-friendly recipes and practical cooking tips. Don't miss our Upparent recipe lists, too, where parents share their tried-and-true family favorites with each other!
What cooking websites for kids and families do you use all the time in your kitchen? Let us know below!
Mom's Kitchen Handbook
Kelly R.: A registered dietitian and mom of three blogs about "Raising Fresh-Food Kids in a French-Fried World." She shares recipes and tips to help simplify feeding your family nutritional food. Try the Spaghetti and Spiralized Zucchini with Lemony Pesto and Genius Butternut Squash Soup.
Katie G.: Designed by an author, photographer, recipe creator and mom of two, Skinnytaste was founded as a way to provide "tasty" meals to families that are also healthy ("skinny"). Recipes from Skinnytaste use clean, whole foods and seasonal ingredients. What I love about Skinnytaste are the weekly meal plans. Each week the author will post seven days of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes along with a shopping list all for free! Try the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan and Cheeseburger Soup.
Clean Food Crush Blog
Vanessa M.: Rachel Maser creates the most vibrant, colorful, and healthy dishes using fresh, whole ingredients. On her blog, Clean Food Crush, she shares everything from dinner recipes, healthy after school snacks for kids, and make ahead breakfast/lunch to help people eat healthy on the go. Her creative recipes and beautiful food photography will inspire you and your family to eat clean!
Spend With Pennies
Katie G.: This website was created by a former teacher and current stay-at-home mom. Keeping busy families in mind, the recipes on the site are simple, healthy and quick using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The author provides tips and tricks on how to meal prep, create healthy freezer meals, prepare smoothie cups and more.
Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Kelly R.: A mom of five blogs about her favorite tried-and-true family friendly recipes. She tries to limit processed ingredients and share recipes that aren't too time consuming or expensive. I love how so many of her recipes include detailed steps and photos. Try the Instant Pot Creamy Baked Ziti and Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars.
Kelly R.: This is one of the best recipe websites especially for families, with lots of kid-friendly meal ideas, including baby and toddler food. There are special sections for allergy friendly and special diet recipes. Lots of school lunch tips and ideas, too! Try the Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup and Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.
The Girl Who Ate Everything
Vanessa M.: Food blogger Christy Denney offers creative, delicious recipes on her blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything, that are easy to make and even easier for families to devour. She creates a wide range of recipes the whole family will enjoy, like Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Her recipe for Saltine Cracker Toffee has become a Christmas tradition in my family!
Pinch of Yum
Stephanie W.: Pinch of Yum truly has it all. While the writer of the blog, Lindsay, loves to cook vegetarian and provides many tasty veggie dishes, there is no limit to what this blog can offer! Check out recipes like the popular Creamy Cauliflower Sauce. The mouth-watering pictures of the food will make you want to try making one of these healthy culinary creations tonight!
Wholesome Baby Food
Sarah Calamita: This is the BEST baby food website. It shares recipes, has solid food guides and tips and topics to help you make your own fresh, delicious and organic baby food.
Fork & Beans
Katie G.: Ever been jealous of those fun food pictures you see on Pinterest when searching for recipes for the kids? Well now you can make cute food yourself with recipes from Fork & Beans. This family recipe blog offers everything from breakfast foods to snacks and entrees to desserts, recipes on the site are fun, unique and kid-friendly. Check out the No Bake Apple Donuts.
Kristy Pepping: I originally ran a Google search looking for low-sugar food options for myself. However, once I discovered Sugar-Free Mom, I have turned to her blog quite a bit for family recipes. What I like about her is that the recipes are simple and do not lack flavor. Plus, she uses ingredients that are easy to find in stores and loved by even picky eaters. And, she divides food categories on her site by dietary restrictions. This is important for me as a lot of Keto-based recipes use almond flour which my middle child cannot have due to a tree nut allergy.
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