There are many reasons why a family might choose to incorporate more vegetarian meals into their week. Some families eat less meat for health reasons. Vegetarian meals are also sometimes easier and less expensive to make.
No matter the reason, there are plenty of delicious, family-friendly vegetarian meals to fit your family’s meal plan. Give mom a night off from cooking this week and try one of these easy vegetarian meals for kids.
1. Family-Friendly Vegetarian Pasta Recipes
Pasta is filling, so there’s really no need for meat to make a complete meal. It’s also one of the easiest vegetarian meals to put together.
Pasta that contains cheese, like our Classic Cheese Ravioli, provides plenty of protein for a wholesome and delicious dinner the kids are sure to love. Serve veggies on the side (we serve ours with green beans), or mix them right into your pasta dish. Veggies like mushrooms, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and zucchini are great additions to sneak into meals to make a family-friendly vegetarian recipe while getting kids to eat vegetables.
If you have a picky eater in your family, opt for macaroni and cheese with a side of veggies or a salad to make the best kid-friendly vegetarian recipe. On busy nights, warm up the Multigrain Mac n’ Trees with a side of parmesan broccoli.
2. Veggie Pizza
Pizza is a quick and easy family dinner idea that’s sure to please everyone. Luckily, pizza also makes for one of the best kid-friendly vegetarian recipes! Trade out the pepperoni and sausage for mushrooms or green pepper. Or, serve a simple but delicious margherita pizza. Here are a few more vegetarian pizza recipe ideas to get you inspired.
If the adults want a veggie-packed pizza but the kids turn up their noses, simply serve a Traditional Pizza Bagel for the little ones. This is one of the easiest vegetarian meals for kids who want the familiar pizza they are used to. Don’t worry, kids still get a serving of veggies in the form of baby carrots – plus a Protein Popper as a sweet treat!
3. Stir-Fry is One of the Easiest Vegetarian Meals to Make
Stir fry is one of the most customizable, family-friendly vegetarian recipes to make. Cook some frozen stir fry veggies, add some sauce and serve it on top of your choice of brown rice or noodles. Click here to see a more detailed recipe for this satisfying and simple meal.
4. Potato Soup
Cooking homemade soup might seem intimidating. However, potato soup is actually one of the easiest vegetarian meals to make. This recipe contains carrots and celery, hidden from picky eaters by the creamy, cheesy soup. To add even more nutrition and turn it into truly one of the best kid-friendly vegetarian recipes, sub cauliflower for some of the potato. Serve with crispy bread or a tossed salad. Leave out the crumbled bacon on top to keep it vegetarian.
5. Bean Burritos
Use beans in place of meat to make the best kid-friendly vegetarian recipes for your next taco night. Making bean burritos is as easy as mixing rice, beans and cheese inside a warm tortilla. The beans provide enough fiber to replace meat. They also provide a ton of fiber, an important nutrient that most of us aren’t getting enough of. Add extra flavor to your burritos with enchilada sauce, lettuce, tomato, salsa and sour cream.
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