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    Jun 26, 2020

    21 Plant-Based Recipes For Kids You Can't Go Wrong With

    From sloppy Joes to faux chicken nuggets, these meals will win over both picky eaters and hungry adults, too.

    Hot dog that looks like a boat with a red pepper flag and cucumber as the sail.
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    1. Cat-Shaped Quesadillas

    Quesadilla with a cat's face made from cucumbers, carrots, and peppers.
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    Quesadillas are great, but I think we can all agree that they aren't always the world's most visually appealing stunners. Enter the "Catsadilla," which is *almost* too cute to eat.

    2. Vegan Chicken Nuggets

    Close-up on chicken nuggets and a side of ketchup.
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    I guarantee you'll see smiles all around when you serve this recipe for faux chicken nuggets.

    3. Rainbow Pancake Tacos

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    A new twist on breakfast tacos. Get the recipe here.

    4. Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats

    The Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

    Make a vegan version of Rice Crispies treats that are peanut butter flavored with chocolate sprinkled on top.

    5. Lentil Sloppy Joes

    Sloppy Joes with their top bun off and smiley faces made with cheese and ketchup.
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    These open-faced sloppy Joes are too cute for words — and can easily be completed with cheese and ketchup.

    6. Avocado Chocolate Fudge Pops

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    This recipe is a healthy twist on fudgy ice pops — and I promise you'll have no idea it was made with avocados!

    7. "Monster" Bell Pepper Salad Cups

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    Here's an easy way to convince a kid to eat a salad: Dress it up as a monster with a long tongue and olives for eyes. Get the recipe here.

    8. Vegan Gummy Bears

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    Using real fruits and juices, this recipe for vegan gummy bears will show you how to make them in acai, apple cider, and grapefruit–blood orange flavors.

    9. Veggie Dog Sailboats

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    Hot dogs were already fun, but a plant-based hot dog that looks like a ship? Yes.

    10. Quick and Healthy Banana Boats

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    Beautiful presentation aside, this recipe for loaded bananas includes nutritious toppings like almond butter, goji berries, coconut, hemp seeds, and cacao.

    11. Vegan Corn Dog Bites

    Mini-muffins with a veggie dog in the center with little toothpicks sticking out of the middle.
    The Hidden Veggies / Via thehiddenveggies.com

    A bite-size hot dog mini muffin that can be eaten as an appetizer, snack, or full (kid-size) meal.

    12. Vegan Mac 'n' Cheese

    Loving It Vegan / Via lovingitvegan.com

    This creamy and delectable macaroni and cheese recipe is made with coconut milk for extra richness.

    13. Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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    Always a crowd-pleaser, this recipe for vegan pancakes can be made into small, silver dollar pancakes or big ol' flapjacks.

    14. Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups

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    If your kids love Fruit Roll-Ups but you'd prefer to make your own using simple ingredients, you can try this recipe at home.

    15. Fun Confetti Vegan Cookie Dough

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    These cookie dough bites with rainbow sprinkles just might be the happiest treat your kitchen has ever seen.

    16. Homemade Vegan Soft Pretzels

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    Who doesn't love a warm, freshly baked pretzel? Make your own at home with this recipe.

    17. Spaghetti and Easy Vegan Meatballs

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    Once you start with this recipe for vegan meatballs, you can decide how to serve them whichever way you want: over pasta, in a sandwich, or alone!

    18. Vegan Grilled Cheese

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    This recipe features a crispy bread and cheese that's melty and gooey.

    19. Vegan Popcorn Chicken

    Fried take chicken pieces plated around a dipping sauce in the middle of the plate.
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    A faux vegan fried-chicken recipe that's fun dipped into the sauce of your choice, put over salads, or eaten in a sandwich.

    20. Homemade Vegan Goldfish Crackers

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    If you're looking for an alternative to standard Goldfish crackers, you can make your own vegan, gluten-free version with this recipe.

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    This recipe for easy-to-make cookies uses oat and coconut flour and is also gluten-free.