Want your little ones to start eating more spinach? These kid-friendly recipes are packed with the leafy green veggie and designed for picky eaters. There are delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that they’ll truly enjoy eating. Bonus: they’re packed with plenty of (sneaky) nutritional value so parents will love them, too.
Spinach and Feta Breakfast Wrap
Roll up a nutritious breakfast tortilla that’s packed with fresh spinach leaves, buttery scrambled eggs, and creamy feta cheese. It’s great on busy weekday mornings for kids to enjoy eating on the go. Simply scramble more eggs and have plenty of tortillas on hand! Egg whites can also be substituted.
Greek Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)
Spanokopita is a traditional Greek spinach pie that layers spinach and feta cheese between flaky sheets of phyllo pastry. Use fresh or frozen spinach for the filling and serve for lunch or as an after-school snack. Spanakopita can be made as a “pie” or pita, or as individual phyllo triangles.
Spinach Salad With Strawberries and Pecans
A spinach and strawberry salad with crunchy pecans is a colorful main-dish salad that kids can enjoy as a healthy lunch. They’ll love the sweet berries and you can always add some bacon crumbles for little meat lovers. or a more substantial salad, add some crumbled blue cheese or goat cheese. Bits of crumbled bacon would be wonderful as well.
Pasta With Spinach Pesto
A fresh, vibrant green spinach pesto sauce flavors the pasta in this easy dish. The pesto sauce is a snap to fix with a food processor and fresh spinach, garlic, pine nuts, and garlic. Tell kids they’re having “green cheese pasta” for dinner and watch their faces light up with smiles! It’s really linguine noodles with a vibrant green spinach pesto sauce that’s ready in 30 minutes.
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast
Get kids to eat spinach and artichokes by hiding the veggies inside chicken breasts. The spinach and artichoke stuffed chicken is surprisingly easy and everything—including the lemon cream sauce—cooks up in 30 minutes. The chicken also makes a super leftover dish, sliced, and served with a salad for lunch the next day.
Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken with Spinach
Honey mustard adds its sweet and tangy flavor to a simple chicken and spinach dinner. Prepare it easily using your slow cooker and serve ladled over hot cooked noodles or rice for a satisfying family meal.
They’re healthy and full of fresh ingredients that are sure to please your kids. Whether you’re looking for a way to spruce up your kids’ lunch or seeking an impressive lunch to feature at dinner, the perfect recipe is waiting for you.