20+ Dairy-Free Diet for Kids that Are Yummy!

As a health nutritionist, I understand the need for a dairy-free diet for my kids. Many kids are lactose intolerant, allergic to cow’s milk🐄, and have skin allergies. A dairy-free diet helps to provide them with essential nutrients required for a healthy🥗 lifestyle.

A dairy-free diet is very beneficial for kids as it makes their hearts🫀 stronger and prevents many harmful diseases. So, I have researched some different and delicious🤤 dairy-free diets for kids.

We can use alternatives to dairy products🧈 that provide an equal amount of nutrients and prepare a well-balanced diet. Due to their low need for land and water💦, this diet also contributes to the preservation of nature.

Fascinating Dairy-free Diets For Kids

You are at the right place if you are searching for some delicious😋 dairy-free diets for kids. I have listed some different and nutritious diets that will make your kids stay fit💪 and healthy.

These diets will prevent the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. This dairy-free diet🥗 will enrich kids with different essential nutrients.

Kids may not like☹️ this diet at first, but if you explain its value to them, they will start getting used to it.

Let’s look at some appetizing🤤 dairy-free diets that you can prepare for your kids at home.

Banana Spinach Pancakes

Pancakes are enjoyed by kids. You can make your kids banana spinach pancakes🥞 for their breakfast. They are both nutritious and delicious😋.

Ingredients required:

  • Flour
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Crushed banana
  • Chopped spinach leaves
  • Dairy-free milk
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Flaxseed milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Vanilla extract


  • Take a bowl and mix dairy-free milk and apple cider vinegar. Let it rest for some time.
  • Till then, take another bowl and add flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Mix them thoroughly.
  • In another bowl, stir in the flaxseed egg, crushed banana, chopped spinach, dairy-free milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ones and mix them. Make sure not to overmix.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with coconut oil. Put some batter on a pan in a round shape. Cook both sides until they turn golden.
  • Take them out on a plate and serve them to your kids.

Pumpkin-lentil Soup

You can make pumpkin-lentil soup🍲 for your kids. It will provide them with essential nutrients and will help them relax.

Ingredients required:

  • Cleaned green or brown lentils
  • Chopped onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and red bell pepper
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Ground cumin and coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Vegetable broth
  • One bay leaf
  • 2-3 cups water
  • Lemon juice
  • Cilantro


  • Heat olive oil in a pot. Saute chopped onion in it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Put chopped garlic, red bell pepper, celery, and carrot in the pot. Mix and cook them for 5 minutes.
  • Add lentils, vegetable broth, cumin, coriander, pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, and bay leaf to the pot. Mix all of them well.
  • First, boil the soup, then let it simmer at medium heat for half an hour.
  • Pour some water to adjust the consistency. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to enhance its taste.
  • The soup is ready. You can serve it to your kids.

Spanish Rice

Serve your kids Spanish rice🍚 full of veggies and spices. Your kids will find them delicious😋 and healthy.

Ingredients required:

  • Long-grain white rice
  • Chopped onion, garlic, and tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder and paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro


  • Wash the rice under cold water till it is cleaned.
  • Take a skillet and heat the vegetable oil. Saute the chopped onion for 2-3 minutes.
  • Put some chopped garlic and stir it for 2 minutes.
  • Add cumin, chili powder, rice, and paprika. Cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes with their juice, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper. Mix them well.
  • Once the mixture gets boiled, reduce the flame to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  • Then, remove the skillet from the stove and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • The Spanish rice is ready. Add some cilantro for garnish and serve it to your kids.

Spaghetti With Bacon

You can make your kids spaghetti with bacon🍝. It is nourishing and flavorsome. This recipe is fun😆 and easy to make.

Ingredients required:

  • Gluten-free spaghetti
  • Sliced bacon
  • Chopped garlic, tomatoes, parsley, and green onions
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


  • First, prepare the spaghetti as directed on the package.
  • Cook the bacon in a pan, leaving some of the fat behind.
  • Mix the bacon fat with a little olive oil. For one to two minutes, sauté the garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Add tomatoes and their juice. Depending on your preference, add more salt or pepper. Give the mixture five to six minutes to gently boil.
  • Stir the spaghetti into the mixture after adding it to the pan. Cook it for a further three to four minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and toss the spaghetti with some fresh parsley.
  • Now, give your kids some spaghetti and bacon. 

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes🥔 always taste amazing. Make your kids the appetizing mashed potatoes for their lunch.

Ingredients required:

  • 2-pound potatoes
  • Almond milk
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley


  • Peel and cut the potatoes.
  • Boil the potatoes in a large skillet. Add some salt while boiling.
  • Once the potatoes get boiled, let them cook for 18-20 minutes.
  • Drain the water and shift it to a pot.
  • Crush the potatoes with complete force. You can use a masher for this purpose.
  • Take a pan and heat olive oil and almond milk.
  • Add this warm mixture of milk and oil over the mashed potatoes.
  • Continue blending the ingredients to make it more creamy and smooth.
  • Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and fresh parsley to enhance its taste.
  • The mashed potatoes are ready to serve.

Bitter Herbs Salad

Kids need to have green vegetables🥦 as they help them grow and stay healthy. Prepare bitter herb salad🥙 for your kids’ breakfast. It is full of nutrients and veggies.

Ingredients required:

  • Some bitter greens like arugula, endive, radicchio, dandelion greens
  • Chopped cilantro, parsley leaves, mint leaves, and red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Dijon mustard
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper


  • Clean all the bitter greens with water.
  • Chop them into small slices.
  • Take a bowl and mix all the greens, parsley, cilantro, mint, red onion, and nuts.
  • In another bowl, mix olive oil, dijon mustard, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
  • Put this dressing on the salad and stir them.
  • Let the salad rest for a few minutes to absorb the seasoning.
  • Serve this bitter herb salad to your kids as their breakfast.

Avocado Salsa

Avocados🥑 are very good for our health. It is rich in nutrients and protects our heart. You can make avocado salsa for your kids. It will provide them with energy⚡ and nourishment.

Ingredients required:

  • Diced avocados
  • Chopped tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno, and cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Minced garlic clove
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cut avocados into cubes and shift them to a bowl.
  • Chop the tomatoes, red onions, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro.
  • Mix both of these ingredients.
  • Pour lime juice over the ingredients and stir them.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper according to your taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients. Make sure that avocados stay crunchy.
  • Refrigerate it for half an hour.
  • Your kids’ avocado salsa is ready.

Meatball Cabbage Rolls

You can make meatball cabbage rolls🥬 for your kids. It is delightful and full of nutrients. Kids can enjoy😆 it at their lunch or dinner.

Ingredients required:

  • Beef or ground turkey
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Chopped parsley, onion, and garlic
  • Egg
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Cooked rice
  • Tomato sauce
  • Oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven
  • Take a pot of water and boil cabbage leaves for 3-4 minutes. Then, take them out.
  • Take a bowl and mix beef, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Make small meatballs from the mixture.
  • Heat a pan and add some olive oil. Cook the meatballs until they are brown.
  • In the same pan, saute onion and garlic.
  • Put crushed tomatoes, oregano, tomato sauce, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread tomato sauce on the base of the baking dish.
  • On a cabbage, place some rice and place a meatball in the center. Put it in the baking dish. Similarly, make other meatballs.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and put it in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Your kids’ meatball cabbage rolls are ready.

Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas🧆 are very good for your child’s physical and mental health. You could make some chickpea salad🥗 for breakfast. It’s tasty and packed with essential nutrients.

Ingredients needed:

  • Chickpeas, drained and cleaned
  • chopped red bell pepper, cucumber, onion, cilantro, and olives
  • rosy tomatoes
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • chopped cloves of garlic
  • Maple syrup and Dijon mustard
  • Add pepper and salt.


  • Give the chickpeas a good cleaning.
  • Combine the olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, garlic, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  • Add the chopped cucumber, onion, parsley, cilantro, red bell pepper, and olives to a bowl with the chickpeas and stir. Mix the vegetable and chickpea mixture with the dressing.
  • To improve the flavor, refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes.
  • Now, your lentil salad is ready to serve.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken🍗 is relished by kids. Make your kids chicken fried rice for their dinner. This email will be appetizing🤤 and nutritious.

Ingredients required:

  • Cooked jasmine rice
  • Cooked chicken
  • Vegetables like corn, peas, carrots, spinach, and bell peppers
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chopped garlic and green onions
  • Eggs
  • Salt and pepper


  • Marinate chicken with salt and pepper. Take a pan and cook it on a medium flame.
  • Take another pan and add some olive oil. Saute the vegetables until they are soft. Put some garlic and cook for some more minutes.
  • After pushing the veggies to one side of the pan, fill the space with the beaten eggs. Till the eggs are thoroughly cooked, scramble them.
  • Along with the vegetables and eggs, mix the cooked rice, cooked chicken, and sliced green onions in the pan.
  • Put some soya sauce and sesame oil on the rice. Mix it well.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  • Cook rice for 5-6 minutes.
  • Your kids’ chicken fried rice is ready to eat.

Overnight Oats

We all know that oats are very good for our health❤️‍🩹. You can serve your kids overnight oats for their breakfast as it is very healthy and flavorsome😋.

Ingredients required:

  • Rolled oats
  • Almond or soy milk
  • Non-dairy yogurt
  • Chia seeds
  • Maple syrup and vanilla extract
  • Salt


  • Take a sealed container and add rolled oats, almond milk, yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients well until the oats are well coated.
  • Seal the container and refrigerate the oats overnight.
  • The next morning, you can take them out and add fruits, berries, seeds, and nuts to make it more appetizing.
  • Now, you can serve these oats in a bowl to kids.

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

Prepare BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches🥪 for your kids as their breakfast. These are rich in nutrients and mouthwatering🤤.

Ingredients required:

  • Green jackfruit in water
  • Chopped onion
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Cumin powder and chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Bread
  • Salt and pepper


  • Clean the jackfruit with water and chop it.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute chopped onion and minced garlic.
  • Add the jackfruit to the pan and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Cover the jackfruit with the barbecue sauce and toss in the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix it well.
  • Let jackfruit simmer on low heat for 18-20 minutes.
  • Heat the bread and apply the prepared mixture in between two slices.
  • Serve this appetizing breakfast to your kids.

Avocado Tacos

Avocado Tacos🌮 are nutritious and appetizing. Make your kids avocado tacos as their lunch. It will provide them with energy⚡ to do their task with full enthusiasm.

Ingredients required:

  • Sliced avocados
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes, onions and cilantro
  • Black beans
  • Corn kernels
  • Flour tortillas
  • Lime juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Take a bowl and mix lime juice, sliced avocados, salt and pepper.
  • In another bowl, mix cherry tomatoes, cilantro, onions, black beans, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat the tortillas in a non-stick pan.
  • Spread black bean salsa on each tortilla.
  • Add lime-seasoned avocado also.
  • Roll the tortillas, and your kids’ avocado tacos are ready.

Zucchini Bread

Make zucchini bread🍞 for your kids’ breakfast. It is easy to make and rich in nutrients. Follow the recipe📃 given below to make a perfect zucchini bread.

Ingredients required:

  • Shredded zucchini
  • All-purpose flour
  • Wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Coconut oil
  • Granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts and raisins


  • Preheat the oven.
  • Take a bowl and mix wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Take another bowl and mix applesauce, coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Add shredded zucchini and nuts in batter. Stir the batter thoroughly.
  • Shift the batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake it in the oven for an hour.
  • After the zucchini bread is ready, let it cool for 15 minutes and serve it to your kids.

Vegan Burrito

Kids enjoy eating burritos🌯. Prepare vegan burritos for your kids. Make it full of veggies🥦 and sauces.

Ingredients required:

  • Cooked rice
  • Black beans
  • Corn kernels
  • Chopped tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, spinach, cilantro, and red onions.
  • Lime wedges
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Lime juice
  • Ground cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tortillas


  • Take a bowl and mix rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, onion, cilantro, and avocado.
  • Take another bowl and combine vegan sour cream, lime juice, salt, ground cumin, chili powder, and pepper.
  • Heat a pan and warm the tortillas.
  • Spread the mixture on the tortilla. Pour burrito sauce into the mixture.
  • Roll the tortilla into the shape of a burrito and serve it to your kids.

Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables🥕 are one of the healthiest meals you can prepare for your kids. This helps in nourishment and makes your heart🫀 stronger.

Ingredients required:

  • Some root vegetables like carrots, turnip, beetroot, and sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven
  • Peel and cut the vegetables in cube form.
  • Take a bowl and mix the vegetables with olive oil, garlic powder, dried thyme, rosemary, salt, and black pepper
  • Place these seasoned vegetables on a baking sheet.
  • Roast these vegetables in the oven for 40-45 minutes until they are soft.
  • Then, pour some maple syrup on roasted vegetables and serve it to your kids.

Rainbow veggie bowl

Kids get bored eating the same dishes every day. You can make them a veggie bowl🥗. It will be appetizing and nutritious.

Ingredients required:

  • Brown rice and quinoa
  • Sliced cucumber, red bell pepper, purple cabbage, carrots, yellow bell pepper, and avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Chopped garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs
  • Some seeds


  • Take a pan and cook brown rice and quinoa for the base.
  • Cut all the colorful veggies.
  • Take a bowl and add vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, dijon mustard, and chopped garlic.
  • Pick a plate and place the brown rice and quinoa as the base.
  • Now, place all the veggies differently to prepare a rainbow effect.
  • Pour the dressing on the vegetables. You can also add herbs and seeds.
  • Your kids’ rainbow veggie bowl is ready to serve.

White Bean Soup

Prepare white bean soup🍲 for your kids. It is full of nutrients and helps nourish the body.

Ingredients required:

  • White Beans
  • Chopped carrots, onions, celery, and spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried rosemary
  • Bay leaf
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh herbs


  • Heat olive oil in a big pot on a medium flame. Saute onion, celery, and carrots for 4-5 minutes.
  • Put the thyme, rosemary, and garlic in a pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add white beans to the pot. Mix it well with the vegetables.
  • Add vegetable broth and bay leaf to the pot. Stir it well.
  • Sprinkle salt and black pepper to enhance the taste. Put some spinach also.
  • Garnish soup with fresh herbs and serve it to your kids.


In conclusion, these are different types of dairy-free meals🥪 you can prepare for your kids. These meals will help them with nourishment, increase their metabolism, and make their skin better. It will reduce the risk of obesity and chronic diseases🏥.

This will also promote sustainability🏞️ and help kids know the importance of a dairy-free diet. You can try all these listed meals. These are all nutritious and delicious😋.

If you have any questions for me to answer or if you know of any other activities I should add to this list, please feel free to comment below; I would be happy to speak with you!♥️

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