100 Food Ideas for Kids

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I have been feeling really guilty lately about how often I hear, “but you would never feed your kids that”. Listen to me please! I do love feeding my kids organic. We love healthy options, we love trying new things, we have to work around food allergies, and I have a passion for food. BUT!! I am a real mom with a busy schedule and a real life. Please know that we eat from the drive through, out of a box, and heated in the microwave a number of times during the week just like most families! I strongly believe in balance when it comes to eating. The reality of eating healthy every time something goes in the mouth of our family of 100, just kidding, our family of 5 is nearly impossible and not realistic. I refuse to judge other moms, especially when we eat Spaghetti-O’s too! So, I thought I would come up with a list of 100 food ideas for your kids that are typical kid options, that are easy and budget friendly.

Feeding your kids can get exhausting and I always love finding new ideas! I hope this list helps you when you are feeling tired of feeding your little ones the same thing over and over.

  1. Ham & American Cheese Sandwich
  2. Turkey & Colby Jack Cheese Sandwich
  3. Roast Beef & Provolone Cheese (French Dip)
  4. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  5. Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  6. Tuna Fish & Cheddar Cheese Sandwich
  7. Peanut Butter, Honey, and Banana Sandwich
  8. Chicken Salad Sandwich
  9. Egg Salad Sandwich
  10. Bacon & Egg Sandwich/ the Classic BLT
  11. Add to the Sandwich (Mayo, Mustard, Ranch, Avocado, Guacamole, Butter, Tomato, Lettuce, Pickle, Cucumber, Oil & Vinegar, Olives, Chips, Hummus, an Egg) Make it Hot or Cold. Buy Different Types of Bread. Mix Up Cheese Options. Get Creative!
  12. Any of These Sandwich Options, but on a Tortilla
  13. Pepperoni, Mozzarella Cheese, & Tomato Sauce on a Tortilla
  14. Hot Dogs
  15. Corn Dogs/ Corn Dog Bites
  16. Cheeseburgers
  17. Turkey Burgers
  18. Veggie Burgers
  19. Frozen Pizza
  20. Flatbreads (BBQ Chicken, Classic Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza)
  21. Quesadillas
  22. Tacos
  23. Chicken Nuggets/ Chicken Strips (Honey Mustard, Honey, Ketchup, BBQ, Sweet & Sour)
  24. Sushi
  25. Egg Rolls
  26. Salad (Ranch, Italian, Poppy-seed, Blue Cheese, Oil & Vinegar)
  27. Add Protein to the Salad (Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Fish, Eggs)
  28. Taco Salad
  29. Cheese Sticks
  30. Cheese Cubes
  31. Cottage Cheese
  32. Cereal
  33. Toast & Nutella
  34. Raisin Toast
  35. Frozen Waffles (With Syrup or Peanut Butter)
  36. Frozen Pancakes (Same ^ or Add Jelly to Put a Spin on Classic PBJ)
  37. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits
  38. Biscuits & Gravy
  39. Boiled Eggs
  40. Scrambled Eggs/ Omelets
  41. Avocado Toast (Add Salt, Pepper, &or Seeds)
  42. Avocado & Fried Egg on Toast
  43. Muffins
  44. Egg Muffins
  45. Breakfast Bake
  46. Donuts/ Donut Holes
  47. Bagels & Cream Cheese
  48. Granola Bars, Cereal Bars, PopTarts
  49. Oatmeal (Add Fruit or Mix with Applesauce)
  50. Yogurt & Granola
  51. Yogurt & Honey
  52. Yogurt Covered Fruit
  53. Smoothies (Great way to Sneak in Veggies)
  54. Slushies (How to Make Papaya Pomegranate Slushies)
  55. Applesauce (Add Ground Flax or Chia Seed or Fruit)
  56. Fresh Fruit
  57. Fruit Cups
  58. Dried Fruit
  59. Chips
  60. Crackers
  61. Popcorn
  62. Graham Crackers & Dip (Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Dip, Yogurt)
  63. Trail Mix/ Snack Mix
  64. Nuts (Peanuts, Almonds, Cashews, Pecans, Walnuts…)
  65. Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sesame…)
  66. Pretzels & Hummus
  67. Pita Chips & Hummus
  68. Chips & Salsa
  69. Chips & Guacamole
  70. Black Bean & Corn Salsa
  71. Veggies & Ranch
  72. Veggie Straws/ Dried Veggie Snacks
  73. French Fries
  74. Tater Tots
  75. Baked Potato (Butter, Loaded, Cheese & Brocoli)
  76. Sweet Potato Fries
  77. Pickles
  78. Olives
  79. Spaghetti-O’s
  80. Ravioli
  81. Tuna Casserole
  82. Pasta Salad (My Favorite Loaded Potato Salad)
  83. Potato Salad
  84. Beef Stroganoff
  85. Chicken Noodle Soup
  86. Vegetable Soup
  87. Cheesy Potato Soup
  88. Cream of Chicken Soup & Rice
  89. Mac-N-Cheese (Try Different Options)
  90. Fettuccine Alfredo
  91. Fried Rice
  92. Spaghetti
  93. Lasagna
  94. Chili & Fritos
  95. Chili Cheese Dogs
  96. White Chicken Chili & Sour Cream
  97. Chicken Pot Pie
  98. Parmesan Chicken & Noodles
  99. Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, & Gravy
  100. Pork or Beef Roast with Veggies

 

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