We are excited to present our weekly menu with vegan kid-friendly meals. These are specially crafted to provide delicious and nutritious meals that both children and parents will love. Our menu features a variety of flavorful plant-based dishes for the week. Each meal is designed to be kid-approved and enjoyable for the whole family.
Each day offers unique culinary experiences! These meals showcase a diverse range of vegan creations bursting with taste and texture. From comforting classics to creative twists on familiar favorites. Additionally, our menu aims to introduce children to the exciting world of vegan cuisine.
DAY 1 – Mac N Cheese Dinner
Start with a mouthwatering Vegan Mac and Cheese served alongside a side of Roasted Italian Vegetables. Serve the the roasted veggies on a handful of raw spinach or lettuce. Then choose a topping for greens and veggie such as: Vegan Ricotta Cheese or Almond Feta Cheese.
How is Day One Kid-friendly?
MAIN DISH: Vegan Macaroni and Cheese is usually a popular dish among kids. It has a creamy and cheesy texture that mimics traditional mac and cheese. Check out the recipe for toppings and mix-ins then add the favorites!
SIDES: Roasted vegetables seasoned with Italian herbs can also be appealing to kids who enjoy flavorful and colorful dishes. Vegan ricotta cheese, if it has a creamy and tangy taste, can add an interesting twist to the meal and make spinach or lettuce more appetizing.
DAY 2 – Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Tofu Scramble Dinner
This meal brings fun to the table by starting out with serving a breakfast main for dinner! Scrambled Tofu with Veggies served over baked potatoes. Then choose main topping of: Cheese Sauce or Sour Cream.
How is Day Two Kid-friendly?
MAIN DISH: Scrambled tofu is a popular vegan breakfast substitute for scrambled eggs. It is made with crumbled tofu sautéed with vegetables, herbs, and spices for a savory and protein-rich dish. Adding a variety of colorful veggies can provide additional nutrients, flavors, and textures to the dish.
SIDES: Baked potatoes can be a delicious and filling base for the dish. They can be baked in the oven or prepared in the microwave, and then topped with the scrambled tofu and veggies. The potatoes can provide a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and vitamins. Children can customize their meal by choosing their faorite toppings, such as vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, diced tomatoes, or avocado slices. Let your child’s creativity shine as they build their own delicious and nutritious plate.
By offering a variety of toppings and encouraging customization, children can have fun assembling their meal. This approach allows for flexibility while still promoting a healthy and plant-based option.
DAY 3 – Chili and Cornbread Dinner
We present our tantalizing Vegan Lentil Chili with Vegan Parmesan Cheese. Serve with Corn Bread and choose Vegan Butter or Millet Butter. Serve with a side salad and choose a favorite salad dressing.
How is Day Three Kid-friendly?
MAIN DISH: Flavorful and hearty Vegan Lentil Chili with Vegan Parmesan cheese is often enjoyed by kids. It has bold flavors and colors. The combination of savory spices, tender lentils and hearty vegetables creates a satisfying and tasty chili that appeals to young palates. Again, offering vegan parmesan cheese or other toppings such as sour cream or vegan makes this individual and includes kids in their meal.
SIDES: Vegan cornbread is a great balance with chili. Additionally, it is a classic comfort food. It is slightly sweet and has a crumbly texture that can be appealing to kids. It’s a contrast to the spiciness of the chili and add a comforting and satisfying element to the meal. Serve the cornbread with favorite Vegan Butter or Millet Butter. If your child enjoys a different spread, such as almond butter then have that available. A side salad introduces fresh and vibrant elements. Children may enjoy the visual appeal of colorful vegetables and the opportunity to customize their salad with their favorite salad dressing.
DAY 4 – Spaghetti and Vegan Meatballs Dinner
Popular Easy Vegan Spaghetti with Vegan chickpea Meatballs and served with Garlic Bread, Pesto Sauce and a salad or side vegetable.
How is Day Four Kid-friendly?
MAIN DISH: Spaghetti is a familiar dish. It is popular and well-known dish among children. By offering a vegan version with chickpea meatballs, it provides a healthy twist to a beloved classic. The delicious vegan meatballs made from chickpeas provide a good source of protein and add texture and flavor to the dish.
SIDES: Bread is kid-friendly finger food. The addition of garlic bread made with vegan butter, garlic, and bread can be a hit with kids. Its crispy exterior, soft center and garlic-infused flavor make it a tasty accompaniment to the spaghetti. Kids often enjoy the interactive experience of tearing off pieces and dipping them in sauces like Pesto Dip or Sauce. The inclusion of Pesto Sauce or Dip adds an extra dimension of flavor to the meal. Children may enjoy the herby, savory taste of pesto as a dipping sauce for garlic bread or as an additional seasoning topping for the spaghetti. Serving the meal with a side salad can add freshness and balance to the meal or a favorite side vegetable.
DAY 5 – Meatloaf. Potatoes and Gravy Dinner
Tasty Vegan Lentil Meatloaf served Vegan Gravy or Vegan Mushroom Gravy. Served with French Fries, Mashed Potatoes or Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Serve with a salad, cooked peas, corn or another vegetable.
How is Day Five Kid-friendly?
MAIN DISH: Vegan Lentil Meatloaf is based on a classic comfort food that many kids are familiar with. The addition of Vegan Gravy enhances the taste and adds a savory element to the dish. Kids often enjoy dipping their food into gravy on the plate. Again, adding topping of vegan bacon bits or sour cream that are kids favorites can get them to try new food.
SIDES: French fries or mashed potatoes made from potatoes are a tasty and satisfying side to the meatloaf. The Vegan Gravy (either regular or mushroom) and French fries or mashed potatoes can make a delicious, fun, and satisfying meal.
NOTES REGARDING KIDS:
The kid-friendliness of a meal depends on the taste preferences and dietary habits of the individual child. However, it’s worth considering that taste preferences can vary among children, and some kids may not be accustomed to certain flavors or textures, such as those found in roasted vegetables or vegan cheese. It may be helpful to consider your child’s individual preferences and gradually introduce new flavors and textures to their diet.
To make the meal more kid-friendly, you could also consider making adaptations based on your child’s preferences. For example, you could use a milder flavored vegan cheese or a different type of vegetable that your child enjoys. You could also involve your child in the meal preparation process, such as letting them help with stirring the mac and cheese or selecting their favorite vegetables to roast.