10 Quick and Easy Kid-Approved Dinner Ideas August 20, 2020

by Katherine Sousa Eat

Dinnertime can be stressful, so you don’t need to add finding a meal everyone will love to that list – we’re sharing 10 kid-approved dinner ideas perfect for any night of the week!

Dinnertime can be tricky as a parent. From picky eaters to busy weeknights, there’s a lot to balance when it comes to dinnertime. Not to mention finding a meal that the whole family will love. Leave the planning to us, and enjoy stress-free dinners with these 10 easy-to-make kid-approved dinner ideas.

Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

This crowd-pleasing dinner will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters! Ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese stuffed in a juicy beef meatball and sitting atop a bed of saucy cavatappi pasta.

cheese stuffed meatballs kid-approved dinner idea

Tex Mex Turkey Burgers

This recipe takes a classic burger for a trip down south. You’ll find all the flavourful fun of taco night in a turkey burger, for a meal the whole family will love.

tex mex burger kid-approved dinner idea

Lime BBQ Chicken

Get ready for some sticky sweet lime and BBQ sauce-slathered chicken thighs! Fresh salsa and some crunchy tortilla chips round out this true Tex-Mex dinner! Plus the colourful plate, makes this one the kids will love.

lime bbq chicken kid-approved dinner idea

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

This meal is the crave-able lovechild of sweet and smoky bbq pulled pork and cheesy pizza! Everything comes together in a flash, with barely any chopping! Not to mention it only takes 20 minutes to cook, making it a busy weeknight dream come true.

bbq pulled pork dinner pizza recipe

Chicken, Snap Pea, and Pineapple Stir Fry

Skip the takeout this week and try this Asian-inspired dish features juicy chicken, pineapple, and cashews, served over fluffy green onion jasmine rice. What makes it a winner is the sweet and sour hoisin sauce that brings it all together.

chicken snap pea stir fry dinner

Roasted Barramundi Tacos

Bring fish into the fun of taco night! Roasted barramundi is seasoned with familiar taco flavours and served with a creamy slaw. Everyone in the family can fill each taco as they wish!

taco tuesday dinner idea

Chicken Mac n’ Cheese

Mac and cheese, please!!! Kid-approved and loaded with veggies? This weeknight winner is a win-win for parents and the kids.

chicken mac n' cheese parent approved dinner

Baked Panko Crusted Salmon

Flaky salmon fillets, crusted in herby panko come together to create these delicious oven-roasted fish. Lemony roasted sweet potatoes and crisp broccoli finish off this refreshing meal!

baked salmon family dinner idea

Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese

It’s time to bring your childhood favourite into adulthood. Melty brie is coupled with sweet fig jam creating the ultimate sweet and salty grilled cheese. A fresh kale salad is served alongside, with a crunchy, hearty seed blend and sweet cranberries sprinkle over top.

fig and brie grilled cheese dinner

Veggie Enchiladas

Veggie ground round makes this dish savoury and filling while veggies and fresh lime make it fresh and bright. You’ll love the textures and flavours of these super easy enchiladas.

vegetarian kid-approved dinner


Picky eaters may have just met their match, which means parents are about to meet their new snack time go-to’s. Then again, these snack ideas for kids are so adorable, why limit it to just the little ones?

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