Last year my son went through a very picky eating phase. This started about the time he turned 4. Suddenly instead of being open to trying the food I served for dinner, he wasn’t interested in trying anything. He wanted a hamburger instead.  Or worse…a hot dog. We’d just moved to Argentina (we are here a year and a half for my husband’s work) and I’m afraid to say I could not find the grass-fed, artinesal hot dogs of our Whole Foods past (Oh Whole Foods, how I miss you charging me 10 dollars for a package of hot dogs). Instead all I found was a scary list of ingredients packed into something that resembled a hot dog and never in a million years would I allow my son to eat it every night.


So during my son’s 4th year of life, I found there were a few recipes he ate every time I served them. Now he is almost 5 and a half and his picky eating tendencies are improving, however, I still use these recipes frequently when feeding my kids. I know I’m not the only one with a few no fail, kid-friendly dinner recipes in my back pocket so I asked a few of my favorite bloggers to share their own favorite recipes. The result is a compilation of  10 NO fail, kid-friendly dinner ideas from me to you! I hope they come in handy one night this week!


Black Bean Tostada by gluten free

Black Bean Tostada (gluten-free)

Tacos from the Real Time Mama

Cauliflower Cheesy Nuggets from Loula Natural

Fish Sticks with Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce (Grain, Nut, Dairy-free) by Primally Inspired

GF Popcorn Chicken by Kula Mama
6 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken (gluten-free)

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork by Eat Naked

Beef and Bean Chili with Chicken Liver by Oh Lardy (don’t be scared about the liver 🙂 )

Real Food Nachos by Holistic Squid

Quick and Easy Baked Chicken from Eat Your Beets

Grain Free Nacho Pot Pie by Beauty and the Foodie

And just because I’m an overachiever here is number 11–Chicken Croquettes (Gluten-free) and Make Ahead Meatballs you can freeze!

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