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16 Healthy Food Swaps For Kids

They'll never know the difference.

If your child is a picky eater, there are ways to get around it without getting frustrated.

You could take a deep dive into what your child is refusing and work around it. Or you could try our favourite trick and swap in the foods your child needs to grow healthy and strong into their favourite (but often not as healthy) foods.

Check out these yummy snack and dinner ideas will keep the kids (and you) happy.

Healthy Taco Saladvia Sugar Spice And Glitter

Swap out sour cream for some Greek yogurt and a 2:1 ratio of veggies to meat for healthier tacos.

Would you believe these decadent chocolate muffins don't have any added fat or sugar? The kids won't either!

Healthy French Onion Dipvia Catching Seeds

Cashews make this vegan dip oh so creamy.

Crock Pot Sloppy Joesvia Yummy Healthy Easy

Cut back on the meat without sacrificing on protein. The kids will never suspect there's mushrooms in these Sloppy Joes.

Mac And Cheesevia What's Up Moms

Sneak some cauliflower and squash into their pasta for a healthy spin on mac and cheese.

Avocado Hummus Taquitosvia The Wholesome Dish

Taquitos make a great after-school snack, but don't offer up much in terms of nutrition. Sneak in some avocado and hummus in place of chicken and cheese and you've got a much healthier snack.

Krispie Baked Chickenvia Confessions Of A Fit Foodie

Instead of flour or bread crumbs, use crispy brown rice for a fibre-rich crispy chicken dish.

Ditch the starchy potatoes for cauliflower and add some nutrients while you're at it.

Baked Veggie Friesvia Pottery Barn

Put down the French fries and pick up these baked veggies instead. We promise you'll get the same crunch.

Rainbow Gummiesvia Modern Parents Messy Kids

They look and taste like regular fruit snacks, but these gummies have a hidden veggie surprise.

Cheesy Carrot Crackersvia Super Healthy Kids

Can't get enough of Cheez-Its? These cheesy carrot crackers taste almost identical.

Spinach Tortillas via Fork & Beans

Forget plain white flour tortillas, these cassava tortillas are also loaded with good-for-you greens.

Lentil Veggie Nuggetsvia My Fussy Eater

These bite-sized snacks are so full of flavour, the kids won't suspect they're good for them too.

Sneaky Meatballsvia Wellies And Lemonade

What kind of kid doesn't love meatballs? They'll gobble them up before they even notice they're filled with veggies.

Black Bean Browniesvia Happy Healthy Mama

No flour is required in these fudgy brownies.

Sweet Potato Wafflesvia Baby Foodie

Put down the buttermilk and pick up a sweet potato instead, because believe it or not, that's what's in these waffles.

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