It can be hard to make a meal everyone can enjoy. These delicious side dishes for kids are kid friendly, but still appealing to the whole family. Plus they’re simple enough that your kids can help make them, which means they’re more likely to eat them without complaint!
Side Dishes For Kids (That the Whole Family Will Love)
Spring Side Dishes for Kids
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this fun green twist on your kids’ favorite dish. They might notice you slipping vegetables into the cheese – but once they taste it, they won’t care.
Even the pickiest eaters will find something to love in this salad, and the adults at the table will likely sneak a second scoop. The fresh veggies hint that summer is just around the corner.
This cheesy potato dish will put a smile on everyone’s faces. And the kids will love spiralizing the potatoes them selves!
You and your kids will love these delicious, nutritious biscuits. Perfect for serving with soups or stews when spring weather is still cold.
Summer Side Dishes for Kids
This patriotic salad is an easy side dish for holidays and picnics throughout the summer.
It wouldn’t be summer without potato salad, and this delicious dish will be a hit at picnics, barbecues, and family dinners all season long.
This is more than just a side dish for your kids – it is a vegetable extravaganza everyone will want on their plate. Make them all alike, or have your kids help customize their own.
No barbecue is complete without some baked beans, and your kids will love this vegetarian side dish. You’ll love that they’re actually eating some protein!
Fall Side Dishes for Kids
With fall comes squash. Your kids may think they don’t like squash, but wait until they try these delicious butternut latkes.
Thanksgiving can be tough – all those new foods your kids have decided they don’t like – but convince them to try a few bites of this casserole and you’ll have to fight them for the last spoonful!
These fun fritters are easy to get kids to eat, especially if you call them dinner pancakes!
Add some cheese, breadcrumbs, and ranch, and even your pickiest eaters will be begging for broccoli!
Winter Side Dishes for Kids
Cheese and garlic elevate this side dish to a new level of yum.
Cranberries are a kid-friendly holiday staple, and applesauce is always a hit. This recipe makes enough to can some to eat throughout the year.
Broccoli might be a tough sell – until you add it to your kids’ favorite dish. Now they might be willing to give it a try – and another try, and another try…
This fun, nutritious dish makes a great side for any meal! Our kids love it on the side of poached eggs, which they then pop to run into the hash for fun deliciousness.
No more does dinnertime have to be a battle. Instead, pull out one of these recipes, and watch your family drool in expectation. Enjoy!
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