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1 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for real food dinners that your kids will love? With the New Year many of us are trying to eat healthier meals with real ingredients.  In this post you will find 10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas that are sure to please the whole family.

10 Real Food Kid Approved Dinner Ideas

1. Homemade Nachos

These are super easy to make and it makes the whole family happy.   One of the best things about this easy dinner is that it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and it’s so simple to put together.

Easy Nacho Recipe

2. Pita Pizza

This recipe is the perfect quick dinner the whole family will love.  They are super easy to assemble and they are perfect for the next day’s office or school lunch.

Easy Pizza PIta Recipe

3. Baked Coconut Chicken

These baked coconut chicken tenders are so good the kids won’t even notice they aren’t fried!  The best part is you can double this recipe and put the leftovers inside your kid’s lunchbox (or take them to work yourself).

Baked Coconut Chicken

4. Pizza Pasta Salad

This pizza pasta salad recipe is the perfect quick dinner and school lunch.  You can assemble this meal in minutes and it’s completely customizable.  Win-Win!

Easy Pizza Pasta Salad

5. Copycat Chick Fil A nuggets

This is definitely a recipe that the whole family will enjoy.  Not only is it delicious, it is also gluten and grain free! So you won’t feel so bad when you are eating these delicious nuggets.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

6. Healthy Spaghetti-ABC-O’s

This is a super simple and delicious recipe.  Once you make a batch of these ABC Os, you’ll never go back and buy the canned stuff! YUCK-O!

Healthy Spaghetti Os

7. Spaghetti Bolognese

This might be the best spaghetti bolognese recipe you’ll ever make. This classic meal is one where I don’t get any complaints!  I also love this recipe because it’s easy to put together and I have most of the ingredients in my pantry already.

Spaghetti Bolognese

8. Easiest Taco Night Ever

Do you love taco night but hate being the last one to sit down with a cold taco on hand?  This recipe is seriously so easy and you will have the tacos ready in no time!

Easiest Taco Night Ever!

9. Cobb Salad Pizza

This pizza is for the topping-lover in all of us. Sweet, salty and the unexpected is all that forms this pizza. Don’t worry, the crust is so amazing you’ll begin stealing someone else’s.

Cobb Salad PIzza

10. Burrito Bowls

What’s better than going out to a restaurant? Making these easy burrito bowls! This recipe is one way to eat Chipotle at home anytime you want. And, it’s one easy dinner idea your family is going to love and want more of.

Burrito Bowls


There you have it.  10 recipes made with real food that the kids will love!

31 Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

Warning: You are going to want to pin and print this recipe because your kids are going to LOVE it and will ask for more. Trust me. This recipe is a winner.


Recipes like this one are the type of treats and snacks that the subscribers to our weekly school lunch menus get to try out before anyone else. Let’s face it. EVERYONE could use a little help in the lunch-packing department.

Lucky for you, school lunches and kids’ food is all I do. Finding ways to make food healthier and “out of the box” is one of the reasons I started MOMables. Whether you’ve been a paid subscriber, our blog reader for a while, or you stumbled upon this recipe—welcome!

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Okay, okay. Back to the recipe. I love oats and raisins. My kids love those chewy bars with the oat man on them, but I don’t like buying them. We finally came to a happy place when, after hundreds of tries, I nailed this recipe. Goodbye box, hello homemade.

I love this recipe because it’s also no-bake! You read it correctly. It’s a no-bake recipe! Woohooo!!! I hope this recipe is as much of a success at your house as it is in mine.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars – MOMables.com

Yields 12 “bars.” After cutting the bars, store in an airtight container or zip bags for up to 1 week.

  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 12
  • Cuisine: Snacks


  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons California raisins
  • ¼ cup butter or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brown rice syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan or glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the oats, rice cereal, salt, and raisins. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, melt the butter, brown rice syrup, and brown sugar. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat, and cook for 4 minutes on medium-low, but make sure the mixture continues to minimally bubble. Stir often. After 4 minutes, turn off the heat, and add the vanilla. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  5. Dump evenly coated mixture into the lined baking dish. Cover with parchment paper, and press down with your hands until the mix is well packed. Just when you think you’ve pressed down enough, press again.
  6. Allow the pan to cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  7. Lift the parchment paper out onto a cutting board, and slice into 12 bars.