School's Out! Healthy and Delicious Summer Meals for Kids

Stressed about providing healthy meal options this summer for picky eaters? We've got a great menu of simple and fresh meals to make that will keep kids satisfied but also won’t bore the most finicky of eaters.

The final school bell rings and students pour out into the summer air like there may be free ice cream for life if they just run fast enough. That’s right, summer is upon us and you’ve got your hands full to try and plan 3 healthy meals a day for the next two and a half months until the school is back in session this fall!

Lucky for you, this summer you’ve got a list of simple and fresh meals to make that will keep them satisfied but also won’t bore the most finicky of eaters.


  • Salute this Breakfast!

    This yummy breakfast toast has all of the elements of a healthy breakfast for kids - protein, whole grains, and fresh fruit. The ‘fun’ part is this breakfast treat is in the shape and colors of our country’s flag!

  • Frozen Confetti Yogurt Chips

    Yogurt makes for a healthy breakfast food or well balanced snack. When frozen into these bite-size chips it is not only healthy, but it’s also fun for the little ones and tricks them into thinking it is a treat!

    Image via Be Different Act Normal

  • Healthy Pita Pizzas

    Did your little ones get spoiled by the daily option of bad-for-you pizza in the school lunch line each day? Well, tempt their tastebuds with the healthier version: Pita pizzas! These are easy to make and great for little hands.

  • Pumpkin Pie Dip

    The yummy flavor of pumpkin pie isn’t just for fall months. The kids will be licking the bowl for this incredibly healthy and flavorful dip from Baked Bree - perfectly accompanied by sliced apple or pear!

  • Mac and Cheese with Veggies

    Mac and Cheese has got to win a medal for its kid-friendliness. This recipe for mac and cheese with vegetables brilliantly sneaks in healthy veggies that your kids won’t even notices they’re eating!

    Image via Around the Plate

  • Healthy Kale Chips

    These Kale chips from Edamam are so incredibly healthy and packed with vitamins, but you don’t have to tell your kids that! Have the kids try just one of these crunchy lilttle guys and you’ll have them hooked!

    Image via Babble

  • Baked Chicken Strips

    What kid doesn’t love chicken fingers? Give them a healthy alternative to their favorite fast food by using this amazing healthy Baked Chicken Strips recipe we found on the Examiner.

  • Frozen Banana Pops

    Kids love any food on a stick... and you can quote us on that! These healthy frozen banana pops from Nutritious Eats are a filling and nutritious snack that have a definite ‘fun’ factor - kids feel as if they’re having an ice cream treat!

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