Veganuary: 8 easy recipes kids will love!


Embracing a vegan lifestyle doesn't mean sacrificing delicious and kid-approved meals. In fact, it opens up a world of creativity and flavours that are both nutritious and tasty. These five easy and child-friendly vegan recipes are not only a breeze to make but are sure to win the hearts (and taste buds) of even the pickiest eaters.

  1. Rainbow Veggie Wraps: Ingredients:

  • Whole-grain tortillas
  • Hummus
  • Colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, green)
  • Shredded carrots
  • Cucumber slices
  • Spinach leaves
  1. Instructions: Spread a generous layer of hummus on a tortilla. Layer on spinach leaves, sliced bell peppers, shredded carrots, and cucumber. Roll it up tightly and slice into bite-sized pieces. These vibrant wraps are not only visually appealing but also packed with vitamins and minerals.

  1. 2. Creamy Avocado Pasta: Ingredients:

  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Ripe avocados
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Garlic, minced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Instructions: Cook the pasta according to package instructions. In a blender, combine ripe avocados, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Toss the cooked pasta with the creamy avocado sauce and garnish with halved cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. Creamy and satisfying, this pasta is a hit with kids.


  3. 3. Sweet Potato Chickpea Nuggets: Ingredients:

  • Cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
  • Canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Bread crumbs
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  1. Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). In a food processor, combine mashed sweet potatoes, chickpeas, bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Form the mixture into nugget shapes and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


  3. 4. Cheesy Broccoli and Quinoa Bites: Ingredients:

  • Cooked quinoa
  • Steamed broccoli, finely chopped
  • Vegan cheese, shredded
  • Bread crumbs
  • Flaxseed meal mixed with water (as an egg substitute)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). In a bowl, combine cooked quinoa, chopped broccoli, vegan cheese, bread crumbs, flaxseed mixture, salt, and pepper. Mix well and shape the mixture into bite-sized balls. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. These cheesy quinoa bites are a fantastic way to sneak in some greens.


    5. Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas: Ingredients:

  • Whole-grain tortillas
  • Peanut butter
  • Ripe bananas, sliced
  • Vegan chocolate chips (optional)
  • Coconut oil (for cooking)
  1. Instructions: Spread peanut butter on one side of a tortilla. Arrange banana slices and chocolate chips on one half and fold the tortilla in half. Heat coconut oil in a pan and cook the quesadilla until both sides are golden brown. Slice into wedges and serve. This sweet and savory combination is sure to be a hit with the little ones.

6. Veggie-Packed Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti: Ingredients:

  • Whole-grain or gluten-free spaghetti
  • Tomato sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • Zucchini, grated
  • Carrots, grated
  • Red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • Spinach, chopped
  • Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper
  1. Instructions: Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. In a separate pan, sauté grated zucchini, carrots, chopped red bell pepper, and chopped spinach until they are tender. Add the tomato sauce and season with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes. Serve the veggie-packed sauce over the cooked spaghetti. A nutritious twist on a classic favorite!


  3. 7. Fruity Chia Pudding: Ingredients:

  • Chia seeds
  • Plant-based milk (almond, soy, coconut)
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruits (berries, kiwi, mango)
  • Nuts or seeds for topping
  1. Instructions: Mix chia seeds with plant-based milk and a touch of maple syrup. Stir well and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or overnight until it thickens. Layer the chia pudding with fresh fruits and top with nuts or seeds for added crunch. A delightful and nutritious dessert or breakfast option.

  1. 8. Banana-Oat Cookies: Ingredients:

  • Ripe bananas, mashed
  • Rolled oats
  • Nut butter (peanut, almond)
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vegan chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). In a bowl, combine mashed bananas, rolled oats, nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Fold in vegan chocolate chips if desired. Spoon the dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. These soft and chewy cookies are a guilt-free treat for kids of all ages.

Introducing your children to a vegan lifestyle can be a fun and delicious journey. These five easy and child-friendly recipes prove that plant-based meals can be both nutritious and tasty. Experiment with flavors, get creative in the kitchen, and watch as your little ones enjoy these wholesome delights. Happy cooking!