Kid-friendly Thanksgiving dinner recipes that ensure everyone at your table has a happy holiday.
No time more than holiday time is there a greater focus on food. For parents of picky eaters, holiday meals can be immensely stressful. For a happier holiday, serve up family-friendly recipes that will satisfy everyone at table. These Thanksgiving dinner recipes can be served for kids and adults alike.
Tip: The more you involve your kids in everything from choosing food for your holiday meal to preparing the dishes, the easier time you’ll have dealing with your picky eater. Another easy way to do this during the holidays is to enlist your kids to help create the menu and name the dishes. Even better if you cook the recipes together, and then let them serve.
Persimmon and Apple Chips
When little guests arrive, greet them with a delicious lineup of healthy snacks. Persimmon and apple chips give a nod to the season and set the stage for a fun family dinner, no sugar required.
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Vegan Sweet Potato Soup with Apples and Crispy Quinoa
Most holiday celebrations start with soup. This simple sweet potato soup with apples is super easy to make and is incredibly satisfying. It’s also dairy-free, making it perfect for kids (or adults) with allergies. The real secret to this recipe, though, is the crispy quinoa topping.
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Brussels Sprouts Chips
Brussels sprouts are a must at any holiday celebration, but picky eaters at your table will likely turn up their noses at the bitter flavor. Instead, serve up a crispy batch of Brussels Sprouts Chips. A riff on kale chips, these salty, crunchy chips will have your kids begging for Brussels.
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Give mashed potatoes a makeover. This Smashed Cauliflower recipe is a delicious and easy way to swap in a healthier option on your holiday table. Bonus, it’s packed with Vitamins C and B-12. Perfect paired with gravy and cranberry sauce.
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Rainbow Chard Ravioli
Celebrations at my table always include a homemade pasta dish. Rainbow Chard Ravioli is a simple make ahead dish that gives kids a big boost of vegetables, all wrapped up in delicious homemade pasta.
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Slow Cooker Turkey Bolognese
If your picky eater finds the texture of turkey to be too dry, try Turkey Bolognese. This slow cooker Bolognese is a crowd pleaser. It’s a super simple dish to have on hand for little ones who aren’t particularly fond of turkey. Serve it over pasta or roasted spaghetti squash.
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Two-Bite Pumpkin Pie
Finish off your Thanksgiving dinner with two-bite pumpkin pie! This easy recipe is made in a blender and takes only minutes to make. For even more fun, let the little ones decorate their mini pies to look like turkeys.
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