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40 Creative and Healthy Recipes Kids Will Love

40 Creative and Healthy Recipes Kids Will Love

It can be tough to get kids to eat healthily. Really, really tough. Especially if you’ve got a fussy little eater. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. If you’ve got the right tricks up your sleeve, it can be surprisingly easy.

We’ve scoured the internet to collect a bunch of tricks for you to try out on your little one. These 40 creative recipes for kids are pretty straightforward, but the effects are amazing. They look so good that most children will be tempted to give them a go. You’ll be able to sneak plenty of fruit and vegetables into their diets, without having to deal with tantrums at dinnertime.

1. Veggie People by SheKnows

Veggie People

    Make people or animals out of any veggies you want your child to try. Which body party will they eat first?

    2. Paleo Snickerdoodles by Ultimate Paleo Guide

    Snickerdoodles

      Snickerdoodles made with all natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about your children’s blood sugar levels skyrocketing. If you need help deciding what ingredients to use – you can grab this nifty paleo app too! Win!

      3. Rubik’s Cube Fruit Salad by Food Beast

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        These Rubik’s cubes are easy ways to use a range of brightly colored fruits and vegetables in a creative way. You can use any foods that you can cut into cubes, so see what you can come up with!

        4. Hulk Pancakes by Paleoso

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          Persuade your little ones to eat their greens by turning their foods into foods suitable for the Hulk! Paleo diet friendly too!

          5. White Chocolate Strawberry Ghosts by Cook like a Champion

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            These super cute ghosts are made of strawberries, so you should have no problems getting your children to eat them. Delicious and good to look at.

            6. Paleo Sausage Egg “McMuffin” by Nom Nom Paleo

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              McDonald’s is not at all healthy, but your children don’t have to go without. These ‘McMuffins’ are made from natural ingredients and they look even better than the real thing.

              7. Fruit Flowers by Crnobelo.com

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                Fruit can be made to look really cute if you just use cookie cutters to display them nicely. Use whatever shapes you have and make good use of the different colors fruits come in too.

                8. American Flag Pie by The Winthrop Chronicles

                usa pie

                  This is a good one for Independence Day. If you don’t have jam, see what other colored food you could use.

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                  9. Cauliflower Sheep by Eat Groovy Healthy Recipes

                  sheep

                    Cauliflower isn’t all that popular with kids, but turn it into little sheep and it might stand a chance! You could go all out with the farm theme by putting the sheep on some greens too.

                    10. Angry Bird Party Ideas by Creative Food

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                      Kids can get pretty enthusiastic about their favorite characters, movies, and TV shows, so use that to your advantage. Angry Bird characters are fairly easy to make out of food and there are plenty of ideas here.

                      11. Fruit Art by Crnobelo.com

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                        Berries and fruit, because they’re so colorful, are great for making art with. Use shapes such as squares, and arrange the fruit to make your own designs.

                        12. Happy Frankenstein Lunch by Creative Food

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                          Turn your kids’ lunchboxes into scenes from their favorite movies and TV programs, by creating the characters out of healthy grub.

                          13. Fresh Raspberry Lemonade by Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                            If your kids have ever had their own lemonade stand, or they’re interested in starting one, take it to the next level by helping them to make pink lemonade. This lemonade is also 100% natural too.

                            14. Elf Sandwich by Creative Food

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                              Make Christmas treats healthy by shaping them into elves, Santa, presents, and reindeer.

                              15. Crazy Clown Eggs by Nom Nom Paleo

                              clown eggs

                                You can get your children involved in making these eggs. See who can come up with the silliest face!

                                16. Stuffed Jack-o’-Lanterns by Healthful Pursuit

                                jacko

                                  Bell peppers are so bright and colorful that they can really help to make foods look more appetizing. Fill them with whatever you’re cooking and your child will eat the pepper without a second thought.

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                                  17. Frozen Banana Penguin Snack by GOODIY

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                                    Turn bananas into super cute fruit pops by dipping them in chocolate and adding features. These would be great snacks for parties.

                                    18. Ladybug Crackers by Sprout Online

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                                      Create little ladybug creatures out of tomatoes to get your children to eat them. These are super cute little crackers that are also great for parties.

                                      19. A Robot for Lunch by Eats Amazing

                                      robot

                                        Cut sandwiches into cool shapes and characters to get your child to eat whatever you put inside them. They’ll want to show them off to their friends, so you’ll have no trouble getting them to take them to school!

                                        20. Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Snacks by Fried Dandelions

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                                          Use your children’s favorite book characters, such as the Hungry Caterpillar, and have them eat them bit by bit!

                                          21. Veggie Garden by Fresh from Florida Kids

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                                            It’s fairly easy to make scenes and gardens out of fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables. Make a garden scene or a beach scene or whatever else you can think of.

                                            22. Watermelon Stars by The Kitchn

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                                              Fruits like watermelons are great for cutting up into cute shapes with cookie cutters. These shapes can make for great party snacks and they can be matched to most party themes.

                                              23. Yummy Mummies (A.K.A. Halloweenies) by Nom Nom Paleo

                                              halloween

                                                These Halloween mummies are pretty creepy! They make good snacks for Halloween parties and they’re make of natural ingredients too.

                                                24. Caprese Salad, Magic Mushroom Presentation by A Cup of Sugar … A Pinch of Salt

                                                musrooms

                                                  Toadstools are super cute ways to use eggs, mozzarella, and tomatoes. These are handy little snacks and, again they’re great for parties.

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                                                  25. Spooky Soup by Eats Amazing

                                                  soup

                                                    It’s really easy to make soups appealing to children; simply add some accessories into them! Soups are great because you can pack loads of vegetables into them without your children knowing.

                                                    26. Fruit & Nut Butterflies by Crnobelo.com

                                                    butterflies

                                                      Nuts contain lots of healthy fats, and berries contain loads of vitamins and antioxidants, so dressing them up as butterflies is a great way to get your child eating healthy food.

                                                      27. Spooky Spider Snack by Eats Amazing

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                                                        These spiders are made of fruit and they look great! Make a load up for a spooky themed party or put a few in your kids’ lunchbox and make all of their friends jealous!

                                                        28. Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce by Ultimate Paleo Guide

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                                                          Chicken nuggets are usually full of all sorts of things that you don’t want your kids to be eating, but these are 100% paleo, which means they contain only natural ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about your children eating them.

                                                          29. Fruit Turtles by Meet The Dubiens

                                                          turtles

                                                            These turtles are ridiculously cute and easy to make. They’re a great way to get your kids to eat fruit and they won’t take you long to put together at all.

                                                            30. Frog Lunch by Eats Amazing

                                                            frog

                                                              You can pack loads of nutritious foods into your child’s lunchbox if you shape it into fun pictures. This one contains loads of fruits as well as some sandwiches.

                                                              31. Flower Power Eggs by Apron Strings

                                                              flower

                                                                These flowers are really effective and they’re fun ways to sneak some more protein into your child’s breakfast. Yum!

                                                                32. Owl In A Tree by Meet The Dubiens

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                                                                owl

                                                                  This owl is so pretty and, again, this is a meal that you could put together very easily. Feel free to switch out the ingredients for whatever you have in your kitchen too.

                                                                  33. Turtle Lunch by Eats Amazing

                                                                  tortoise

                                                                    If you’re having a hard time trying to get your children to eat wholemeal bread, turn it into a character or animal such as a turtle or tortoise, and they won’t even pay any attention to the color!

                                                                    34. 1 Apple = 2 Fish by Cute Food For Kids

                                                                    fish

                                                                      This way of preparing apples is really effective! There are plenty of ways to cut up apples to make them more exciting and it doesn’t even have to take very long. A little bit of effort can go a long way.

                                                                      35. Apple Umbrella by Cute Food For Kids

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                                                                        Again, apples and sandwiches cut into shapes can create a really cute-looking meal that your child won’t be able to resist.

                                                                        36. Chunky Monkey “Ice Cream” Bon Bons by Nom Nom Paleo

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                                                                          These sweets really are a treat because they contain healthy paleo ingredients but they’re delicious little nibbles.

                                                                          37. Olaf Lunchbox by Lunchbox Awesome

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                                                                            If your child is a fan of Frozen, they’ll love this Olaf-themed lunch.

                                                                            38. Very Hungry Caterpillars by Little Food Junction

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                                                                              How cute are these little bugs? They’re also extremely easy to put together. You could even get your little ones involved and turn it into a fun activity.

                                                                              39. Fruit Butterfly by Fienke’s Kookclub

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                                                                                If you really want to go for it, make a collage or huge picture out of colorful foods such as fruits and vegetables.

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                                                                                40. Bee Themed Lunch by Eats Amazing

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                                                                                  This bee-themed lunchbox is very easy to put together. Simply use cookie cutters to get the carrots and other fruits and vegetables into the right shapes and then layer everything else to get the stripes.

                                                                                  Featured photo credit: Paleoso via paleoso.com

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                                                                                  Last Updated on July 12, 2021

                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                  100 Incredible Life Hacks That Make Life So Much Easier

                                                                                  Want to learn some quick and easy life hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time?

                                                                                  By tweaking little things in your daily life, it can make your life much more convenient!

                                                                                  Here’re 100 of the most practical life hacks so you can just pick up any of them right away!

                                                                                  83 tie a small piece of bright colored fabric

                                                                                    84 write random letter

                                                                                      85 use a rubberband

                                                                                        86 dorm smell bad

                                                                                          87 lean your phone on your sunglassess

                                                                                            89 how to waterproof your shoes

                                                                                              90 take a picture of the name card

                                                                                                91 iron inside out

                                                                                                  92 old newspaper

                                                                                                    93 tumble try shoes

                                                                                                      keep a card like this

                                                                                                        SONY DSC

                                                                                                          94 soap bar

                                                                                                            95 make a hole

                                                                                                              96 drop the battery

                                                                                                                97 use a coozie

                                                                                                                  98 when taking a picture

                                                                                                                    use a clean dust pan

                                                                                                                      try a pants hanger

                                                                                                                        use your cellphone light

                                                                                                                          use a spring from an old pen

                                                                                                                            quick and easy iphone speaker

                                                                                                                              user binder clips

                                                                                                                                wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage

                                                                                                                                  put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle

                                                                                                                                    clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach

                                                                                                                                      use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a bbq

                                                                                                                                        doritos are great for kindling

                                                                                                                                          use nail polish to identify different keys

                                                                                                                                            use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies

                                                                                                                                              freeze grapes to chill white wine without

                                                                                                                                                use paper clips to organize your cables

                                                                                                                                                  almost finished your jar of nutella

                                                                                                                                                    sick of having a box full of tangled

                                                                                                                                                      unroll the rim to increase the capacity

                                                                                                                                                        cut open toilet paper rolls and use as a cuff

                                                                                                                                                          remove the stem from strawberries

                                                                                                                                                            turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder

                                                                                                                                                              for iced coffee and iced cappuccino, use frozen coffee cubes

                                                                                                                                                                how to fold a fitted bed sheet

                                                                                                                                                                  tired of snoozing past your alarm

                                                                                                                                                                    place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on

                                                                                                                                                                      ut a wooden spoon across a boiling pot

                                                                                                                                                                        use bread clips to save flip-flops

                                                                                                                                                                          take pictures of friends holding items

                                                                                                                                                                            how i always know which headphone is the left one

                                                                                                                                                                              put a stocking over the end of a vacuum

                                                                                                                                                                                How to make sure you drink enough water

                                                                                                                                                                                  user a can opener to open blister

                                                                                                                                                                                    good sandwich guide

                                                                                                                                                                                      turn your muffin pans upside down

                                                                                                                                                                                        50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor

                                                                                                                                                                                          the right way to make a blt

                                                                                                                                                                                            add one teaspoon of baking soda

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                                                                                                                                                                                                hair straighteners equals to collar irons

                                                                                                                                                                                                  stack your clothes vertically to see them all

                                                                                                                                                                                                    the right way to make cookies in the summer

                                                                                                                                                                                                      how to clean a blender

                                                                                                                                                                                                        the right way to eat a popsicle

                                                                                                                                                                                                          use bread clips to label and organize power cords

                                                                                                                                                                                                            to get the built up residue off of your shower head

                                                                                                                                                                                                              user a hair clip to orgainize long wires

                                                                                                                                                                                                                a frozen saturated sponge in a bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    use a soda pop tab

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 How to multiply large numbers in your head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          52 How to open a bottle if you dont have a corkscrew.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              kids fall out of bed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                use toothpaste to clear up hazy car

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    59 keep pizza out while driving home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      60 put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hold oreos with a fork so your fingers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Never lose your remotes again

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            hiding your emergency money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                if you are at a hotel and run out of chargers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you need to pee or smoke at a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      drill holes in the bottom of your garbage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        use an accented letter as your passcode

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use a squeeze ketchup bottle top with your shopvac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            do something unusual when locking the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when heating leftovers space out a circle in the middle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dont burn yourself in those hard to reach candles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    75 use a piece of paper to organize

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      use half a pool noodle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pencil case to store cables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          78 clothespin to hold nail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            79 make blts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              80 take a picture of your fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                81 fill plastic water bottles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  82 right ways to eat chips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    99 if your plug keeps failing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 put the banana on the wire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        88 before you throw away a post it

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Source: Reddit LifeProTips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There you go, 100 awesome life hacks that you can try right now to make your life a lot easier!

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