20+ Plant-Based Diets for Kids that Are Tasty

As a mother of two kids, I understand the need and importance of plant-based diets🥦 for kids. Their meals should not contain only meat and dairy products but also different vegetables, fruit, nuts, beans, and grains. This makes their diet well-balanced⚖️ and nutritious.

A plant-based 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 plant-based diets🥪 for kids.

Due to their low need for land and water, this diet also contributes to the preservation of nature🏕️. Many parents wonder if their kids can receive all the nutrients they need from a plant-based diet. The proper proportion of fruits🍅, vegetables, seeds, and nuts will satisfy all of our kids’ nutritional needs.

Yummy Plant-Based Diets For Kids

You are at the right place if you are searching for some delicious😋 plant-based 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 fiber-rich 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😋 plant-based diets that you can prepare for your kids at home.

Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

This is a very easy-to-make and delicious dish🌯. Kids can enjoy it as their breakfast or snack.

Ingredients required:

  • One whole-grain tortilla
  • Two tablespoons peanut butter
  • One sliced banana


  • Firstly, heat the tortilla and spread peanut butter on it.
  • Now, lay the banana slices on one side of the tortilla and roll it up.
  • You can cut the tortilla wrap into two pieces, making it easy to eat.

Now your kids’ delicious and healthy plant-based🥦 meal is ready. This will provide them with sufficient nutrients and energy for the day. If peanut butter🥜 is not available, you can also use almond butter.

Carrot Dogs

Hotdogs are relished by kids. You can replace beef🍖, chicken, and pork with carrots and make a healthy plant-based meal for kids. Add a lot of veggies🫑 to enhance its taste.

Ingredients required:

  • Some large carrots
  • Smoked paprikas
  • Whole wheat hot dog buns
  • Soy sauce
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sliced cucumber and onions


  • Firstly, you can peel and cook carrots in water for 6 to 8 minutes. Then, you can drain the water and place it in a dry place.
  • Now, you can prepare a mixture for the marination of carrots by mixing all the mentioned ingredients well. Marinade the carrots well and keep them for 30 minutes.
  • Then, you can preheat the pan and cook these marinated carrots.
  • Heat the buns and divide them into two slices. Now, you can place carrots in between buns, and your mouth-watering carrot dog is ready to eat.

Sweetcorn and Spinach Fritters

Kids enjoy eating fritters🍤. You can make sweetcorn and spinach fritters for your kids. These are nutritious, appetizing🤤, and completely plant-based.

Ingredients required-

  • Some chopped spinach and sweetcorn
  • Chickpea flour
  • 125ml water
  • Chopped red onion
  • One teaspoon baking powder
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Some ground coriander


  • Mix sweetcorn, chopped spinach, and red onions in a bowl.
  • Take another bowl and prepare the marination by putting chickpea flour, water, baking powder, salt and pepper, ground cumin, and other ingredients listed above.
  • Mix both bowls.
  • Now, preheat a pan and put some olive oil in it. Put some mix in the pan in the shape of fritters. Cook for 2-3 minutes until both sides are perfectly cooked.
  • Place the fritters on the plate and serve them to your kids with ketchup.

No Fry Fried Rice

Kids enjoy eating fried rice🍚. But you can prepare no fry fried rice filled with different veggies for them. It will be more healthy and delicious.

Ingredients required:

  • Uncooked brown rice
  • Vegetables like chopped carrots, onions, peas, corn, sliced mushrooms, spinach, and broccoli.
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Firstly, you can wash and cook the brown rice. And then allow them to cool down.
  • Put some olive oil in the pan and keep it on a medium flame.
  • Saute garlic and ginger for 30 seconds and add all the chopped vegetables to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Then add the cooked brown rice and mix it with the vegetables. Make sure not to leave any lumps.
  • Pour soy sauce and sesame oil over the rice and mix it well. Add salt and pepper to it.
  • Cook the rice for some time and then put it on a plate.
  • You can garnish it with some green onions. With this, you’re no fry fried rice is ready to serve.

Spinach Potato Tacos

Kids love to eat tacos🌮. You can make delicious spinach potato tacos for your kids. They can eat them as evening snacks or their lunch. They can take them to their school🏫 also.

Ingredients required:

  • Three large diced potatoes
  • Finely chopped spinach and onion
  • Two minced garlic cloves
  • Some cumin powder
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Corn tortillas
  • Some toppings like diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, cilantro, etc.


  • Firstly, you can boil the potatoes until they are tender.
  • Add the boiled potatoes to the pan and add some cumin powder, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Mix them well.
  • Take another pan and cook spinach in it. Stir everything together and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Warm the tortillas for 30 seconds and add filling to it. Sprinkle the toppings and roll them in the form of a taco.
  • Your kids’ appetizing spinach potato tacos are ready!

Veggie Sandwich

Sandwiches🥪 are the best breakfast for kids. You can make a healthy veggie sandwich for your kids.

Ingredients required:

  • Sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, onions
  • Shredded carrots
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Whole-grain bread
  • Olive oil
  • Your favorite sandwich spread


  • Toast the whole grain bread slices.
  • Take one slice and place sliced carrots, onions, avocados, tomatoes, and lettuce leaves. On the other slice, apply some sandwich spread.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper. Brush the outer side of the bread with olive oil.
  • Now, join both the slices and heat them in a pan for some minutes. Place the sandwich on a plate. Your kid’s veggie sandwich is ready to serve.

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad🥙 is the meal that your kids could have for breakfast. It is nutritious and delicious.

Ingredients required:

  • Whole wheat macaroni, cooked and cooled
  • Diced onions and bell pepper
  • Chopped dill, parsley, and green onions
  • Shredded carrots
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dijon mustard
  • Sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Vegan mayonnaise


  • Take a bowl and mix the cooked macaroni with dill, parsley, onions, carrots, and bell pepper.
  • Now make the dressing for salad by mixing mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper, dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. Taste it before proceeding to the next step.
  • Add the dressing to macaroni and vegetables. Mix them well. The macaroni salad is ready.
  • Refrigerate it for some time to enhance its taste. Your macaroni salad is ready to serve.

Banana Oatmeal pancakes

Banana oatmeal pancakes🥞 are the best way for kids to start their Sundays. These are delicious and healthy.

Ingredients required:

  • Banana and oats
  • Almond milk
  • One teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cinnamon and vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil or cooking spray


  • Blend the oats until they form a flour-like consistency.
  • Mash the banana in a bowl. Stir it with oat flour, almond milk, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. 
  • Let the batter sit for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Preheat a non-stick pan and add some coconut oil. Pour some batter into the pan in the shape of a circle. Cook it until both sides are golden.
  • Now the pancakes are ready. You can serve them to kids with maple syrup.

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Lentils are very good for health. You can make lentil vegetable soup🍲 for your kids. It helps in the nourishment of the body and reduces the risk of diseases😷.

Ingredients required:

  • Dried brown and green lentils
  • Diced onions, celery, tomatoes, and carrots
  • 3-4 minced garlic cloves
  • Vegetable broth
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • Some coriander and paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Some leafy vegetables like spinach or kale
  • Olive oil and lemon juice


  • Heat a pot if you have one. After that, sauté the diced onions, celery, carrots, and garlic for five to six minutes in olive oil.
  • Cook for three to five minutes after adding the lentils, ground cumin, and coriander to the vegetable sauté.
  • Add the vegetable broth and tomatoes. Stir it thoroughly.
  • Boil the soup for twenty to thirty minutes. To improve the taste, add a little salt and pepper.
  • Add the greens to the soup and thoroughly mix. Simmer for three to five minutes.
  • The soup is prepared. Your children can eat this nourishing vegetable soup.

Easy Vegetable Pizza

Pizza🍕 is one of the kids’ favorite foods. You can make a vegetable pizza for your kids containing a lot of nutrients.

Ingredients required:

  • Readymade pizza dough
  • Mashed tomatoes
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Oregano and chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Vegan mozzarella cheese
  • Veggies like bell peppers, onions, olives, mushrooms, spinach, and zucchini
  • Olive oil


  • Take a bowl and mix mashed tomatoes, garlic cloves, oregano, salt, and pepper. With this, the pizza sauce is ready.
  • Take a pizza dough and spread the sauce all over it.
  • Add mozzarella cheese and chopped veggies to the dough.
  • Preheat the oven and then bake the pizza for 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the dough is fully baked.
  • Then, you can remove the pizza and serve it to your kids.

Vegetable Spaghetti

You can make vegetable spaghetti🍝 for your kids. It is completely plant-based and full of nutrients.

Ingredients required:

  • Some zucchinis
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped bell pepper, fresh basil, mushrooms, and black olives
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Chili flakes


  • Firstly, prepare long and thin zucchini noodles and keep them on a plate.
  • Heat a pan and put olive oil in it. Firstly, saute garlic, and then add bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms and saute it for 5 minutes.
  • Put zucchini noodles in the pan and cook them with vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and chili flakes according to your tolerance.
  • Add black olives and basil and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes until they are tender.
  • Now your vegetable spaghetti is ready. Serve it to your kids.

Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas are excellent for your child’s body and mind. For breakfast, you could prepare some chickpea salad🥗. It tastes good and has a lot of important nutrients.

Ingredients required:

  • Drained and cleaned chickpeas
  • Chopped cucumber, onion, parsley, red bell pepper, cilantro, and olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Dijon mustard and maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper


  • Clean the chickpeas thoroughly.
  • Take a bowl and mix olive oil, garlic, vinegar, dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. 
  • Put chickpeas, chopped cucumber, onion, parsley, red bell pepper, cilantro, and olives into a bowl and mix them. Add the dressing to the chickpea and vegetable mixture.
  • Refrigerate the salad for half an hour to enhance the taste.
  • Now, your chickpea salad is ready to serve.

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.

Bean And Rice Burrito

Burritos are relished by kids. You can make bean and rice burritos for their dinner.

Ingredients required:

  • Cleaned black beans
  • rice 
  • 500ml water
  • Tortillas 
  • Chopped garlic, onions, lettuce, cilantro and tomatoes
  • Ground cumin, chili powder, and paprika
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • Take a pan and saute onions and garlic. Add black beans, cumin, chili powder, and paprika and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Take another pan, add some vegetable oil and rice, and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add water and salt to the rice. Boil them until the water is absorbed.
  • Warm some tortillas in a pan. Then, put them on a plate and add a rice and bean mixture to them.
  • Add toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro.
  • Roll the tortilla, and your kids’ black bean burritos are ready. 

Pumpkin Curry

You can serve your kids’ pumpkin curry🍛 as dinner. They will enjoy them and will have a healthy meal.

Ingredients required:

  • Peeled and sliced pumpkin
  • Coconut milk
  • Chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chilies
  • Curry powder
  • Ground turmeric, ground coriander, cinnamon, and cumin
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro


  • Firstly, peel and cut the pumpkin.
  • Take a pan, heat vegetables with sliced onions, and cook them for some time until they are tender.
  • Stir garlic, ginger, and green chilies with vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • To the pan, add cinnamon, cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, and curry powder. Mix them well.
  • Put the pumpkin in the pan and mix them with the mixture.
  • Add some coconut milk.
  • Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Keep mixing them.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Cook the curry for some time until it softens.
  • Then, you can serve it in a bowl.

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.

Whole Grain Corn Muffins

Muffins🧁 are loved by kids. You can serve whole-grain corn muffins to your kids as snacks.

Ingredients required:

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Cornmeal
  • Rolled oats
  • Baking powder and baking soda
  • Salt
  • Almond milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut or vegetable oil
  • Flaxseeds 
  • Vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven
  • Take a bowl and mix flaxseed and water. Let it stay for 5 minutes to settle down.
  • Take another bowl and add wheat flour, cornmeal, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix them well.
  • Take one more bowl and add almond milk and maple syrup. Vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Mix them thoroughly.
  • Stir the dry and wet ingredients together until they are combined. Don’t overmix.
  • Pour the batter into muffin cups. Put them in the preheated oven and let them bake for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, insert a toothpick to check if they are baked.
  • Let the muffins cool down and give it to your kids.


In conclusion, these were different types of plant-based 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 plant-based 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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