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11 Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

You don't have to be vegetarian to try these meatless dishes!

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Are you, your kids, or another dinner guest vegetarian, or are meatless Mondays a tradition in your family kitchen? Let your kids experiment with measuring, pouring, and mixing with these veggie-filled snack and meal ideas that anyone can enjoy!

1. Veggie Fried Rice

Teach your kids the importance of rice around the world while cooking up a batch of this savory recipe!

2. Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

Some kids think these zucchini chips are so good they could replace fries!

3. Vegetarian Baked Taquitos

You and your kids will only need five ingredients to make these delicious party snacks!

4. Corny Corn Salad

Show your kids how to shuck corn and try out this summer-to-fall dish!

5. Carrot Veggie Puffs

This pancake-like vegetable puff is perfect for kids to learn more about the kitchen and eat an extra serving of veggies!

6. So-Good Smoothies

Go for the green—or pink, or purple, or yellow—with these homemade puréed portables!

7. Green Spaghetti

Most of us call it pesto, but, for kids, “green spaghetti” says it all.

8. Lentil Sloppy Joes

A vegetarian twist on the classic sloppy joe. Kids can combine all ingredients in a slow-cooker and practice patience while they wait for it to cook!

9. Cauliflower Popcorn

There is a difference between roasting and baking, and this clever take on cauliflower make it easy for kids to understand!

10. Greek Salad Kabobs

You could simply make a salad, but this is more fun! Kabobs make delightfully unusual afterschool snacks or appetizers for family nights.

11. Fruit Pizza

This healthy pizza is a fun and delicious way for kids to explore fruits, patterns, colors, counting, and more!