18 Healthy Family-Friendly Meals & Snacks to Add to Your Meal Plan This Week

18 Healthy Family-Friendly Meals & Snacks to Add to Your Meal Plan This Week

When it comes to getting into healthier eating habits, sometimes the biggest hurdle is getting the entire household onboard. That's why we turned to our That Clean Life members to ask what their favourite family-friendly meals and go-to crowd pleasers are.

We got some amazing ideas including how to adapt recipes for the pickiest of eaters, and favourite meals that are on weekly rotation.

If you are having trouble getting the support of your family when it comes to nutritious meals, here are some suggestions from those who have been through it. Simply click the title to add it to your That Clean Life meal plan!

1. Berry Baked Oatmeal

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Berry Baked Oatmeal

2. Banana Coconut Granola

"My littlest guy loves the granola recipes on his yogurt. TCL chocolate chip cookies and muffins are always a hit." -Kristin E.

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Banana coconut granola

3. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Pancakes are always a go-to family-friendly meal. They can also be made in advance, and reheated in the toaster or toaster oven.

"Just started introducing solids with my 8 month old, and he throws less of the sweet potato pancakes (minus the maple syrup) on the floor" - Kristy

Family-Friendly Meals: Two-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes

4. Blueberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Blueberry Banana Muffins

5. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kid-friendly and adult-friendly too!

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Chocolate Chip Cookies

6. Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

Healthy family-friendly snack: Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

7. Homemade Doritos

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Homemade Doritos

8. Herbed Chicken Tenders with Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

Family-friendly healthy dinner idea: Herbed Chicken Tenders with Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

9. Spinach, Tomato & Goat Cheese Pizza

"My youngest loves the ‘pesto pizza’. It is in weekly rotation at our house." - Susan M.

Healthy family-friendly dinner ideas: Brown Rice Tortilla Pizzas

10. Mac n' 'Cheese'

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Mac n Cheese

11. Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken

12. Curried Chicken Slow Cooker Stew

"For soups and stews, I just make sure to chop things chunky enough for my little to grasp, and serve the broth separately from the solid ingredients." - LeChing V.

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Curried Chicken Slow Cooker Stew

"I often make deconstructed versions of the meals when I plate my boys' dinners (they hate things mixing). Generally the "finger foods" are a winner with my boys, but I try to expose them to a variety of foods so that they learn to like it. Had a mom win this weekend where both boys finally ate stew and discovered they like it!" - Kristin E.

13. Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

14. Slow Cooker Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Slow Cooker Bolgnese

15. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

"I have a very picky toddler and have most success with slow cooked soups (chicken noodle was a hit) and bolognese/turkey meatballs (+they are easy to make which is a huge bonus in a busy household)." - Kristy

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

16. Pulled Chicken & Pesto Wraps

Remember our Pulled Chicken & Pesto Wraps? Add the chicken to the food processor with your pesto for an ultra creamy spread. Roll it up in brown rice tortillas and slice into kid-friendly pinwheels!

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Pulled Chicken & Pesto Wraps

17. Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes & Pesto

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes & Pesto

18. Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

Healthy Family-Friendly Meals and Snacks: Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers

Related Articles:

  1. How to Eat Healthy and Get the Whole Family on Board
  2. 10 Surprising Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker
  3. How to Host a Healthy Family Pizza Night.

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