We recently asked our readers which of our 400+ vegan recipes their kids love to eat and help make. The results were extra sweet… a big favourite is our homemade Nutella recipe, and a close second was chia pudding! We have many variations on the topic, and they’re all delicious and fun to make, so we really can’t blame them. But we were also surprised by a few answers, like the curry dish - props to these young eaters for being so curious and adventurous!
Note: some of our smoothie recipes, as well as the energy balls below, call for raw maca powder. Maca is safe for children, and can even boost their calcium intake! Studies have also shown it has a positive on learning and memory, as well as mood balance. Just make sure you keep the serving smaller than an adult's - 1/8-1/4 tsp to start. In case of doubt, make sure you consult with a physician or other medical professional before adding it to your child’s diet.
Chia puddings are a tasty and wholesome option for breakfast or a quick snack. You can make them ahead of time and slip tiny portions in lunch boxes, or grab one on the go on busy mornings. They’re super simple and fun to make - all you have to do is shake, shake, shake! The possibilities are endless: you can switch up the toppings, the type of nut milk you use, and the flavourings - we’ve got a few ideas if you’re interested!
Who doesn’t love hazelnuts and chocolate, two foods that were made for each other? This homemade version of the popular spread is much healthier since it’s made with wholesome ingredients you can control. No refined sugar, no palm oil, no weird stuff. As far as we’re concerned, just that makes it better than the original - but the fact that it's absolutely delicious doesn't hurt either!
This one-pot dish is full of delicious yet familiar vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots and spinach - although you’re free to use whatever you have on hand. It’s a balanced meal rich in protein thanks to the lentils and the quinoa, but most of all, it’s rich in flavour!
Noodle soup is always a hit, but this one has to be the best twist yet! This filling, wholesome miso-based soup features delicious rice noodles, crunchy cashews, and plenty of veggies. And best of all? You can pack it ahead of time and just add hot water when you're hungry!
The best part of making almond milk is squeezing the liquid out of the nut milk bag with your hands! You can use this unsweetened milk to replace cow's milk in all your favourite recipes. You can also use it as a base and replace almonds with cashews, hazelnuts or Brazil nuts, or add little extras like cacao powder, Medjool dates, vanilla, maple syrup and so much more. Should you need some more inspiratione have tons of great homemade nut milk recipes!
Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat and the greatest way to cool down on a hot day. With the addition of ProactivChia seeds, lots of fruit and maple syrup instead of refined sweeteners, they’re also a much healthier option to store-bought frozen treats. Dip them in melted chocolate for a wholesome snack with a side of indulgence!
Sweet, chocolatey and full of goodness, these energy balls are super easy and fun to make. Teamwork makes the rolling part an absolute breeze, so make sure you put everyone to work! They’re great to have on hand for your next family adventure or for a wholesome snack you can slip into lunchboxes.
Smoothies are a great alternative to fruit juice, and have the added benefit of keeping the fruit’s fiber for some extra goodness in your glass. Use your kids’ favorite fruits (and maybe sneak in some extra vegetables) for a portable treat they can sip on happily!
This cookie is a lot more nutritious than your average chocolate chip number thanks to oat flakes and our yummy Machu Pichu trail mix made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries and white mulberries! They’re bound to be an absolute hit with the little ones!
What are your kids’ favourite vegan recipes? Do they like to cook them with you? Tell us in the comments!