One of the hardest parts about the keto diet when you have kids is finding meals that everyone will be happy with. Luckily, I’ve found some great keto recipes for kids so you don’t have to search too far!
Making Everyone Happy With Kid-friendly Keto Recipes
There are a few reasons you might need to make keto meals for kids.
Do you have plans for Disneyland this year? There's a Monte Cristo sandwich there that I hear is to die for! Now the beloved sandwich has a keto breakfast casserole! Layers of yummy gooey casserole with gruyere or provolone cheese, ham, and sugar free blackberry jam.
I used to make German Pancakes (or Hootenanny Pancakes, as we call them) for my family once a week before keto. So now you understand why this was one of the first recipes I had to create a keto version for when we started keto! This is such a delicious version of a keto German Pancake and is completely flourless!
This is another family favorite that absolutely could not get lost in the switch to keto. It's like a warm, cheesy, deep dish pizza casserole with all the yummy taco toppings piled up high on top: lettuce, tomatoes, olives, green onion, and sour cream! The best part is that if you have super picky kids, you can easily place the toppings in separate bowls on the able and they can choose their own. Everybody wins!
If you've never used fathead dough before, this is the recipe to start with. Normally, chicken pillows look more like, um, pillows. But to make them easier, I made these kid-friendly chicken pillows open-faced, which also makes them super easy for kids to help make! These chicken pillows have a creamy chicken salad on top.
These cheesy broccoli nuggets have been around in our family for years now, even before the keto diet. My kids lovingly call them "broccoli cookies" and will eat them as fast as cookies. Try them with my new Keto Fry Sauce!
And you'll want some fry sauce with those broccoli nuggets! Kids LOVE this fry sauce in place of sugary ketchup. You can dip broccoli nuggets, faux-tater tots, keto fries, onion rings, and my favorite, shrimp!
Sometimes I can't believe I used to actually MAKE tortillas! These lettuce wrap tacos are so much easier and healthier. And it took a few years, but my kids prefer them now! You won't believe the look of shock on my face when my kids saw me eating lettuce wrap tacos and asked if they could have MY kind of taco. And such an easy weeknight keto dinner with kids!
Just because you’re living a healthier, keto friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on life’s “simple pleasures!” Keto Mozzarella Sticks breaded in egg, parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoned Almond flour is the low carb snack or lunch you have been craving and your kids will love!
It's so easy to have cans of tuna fish on hand for these tuna cakes! If your kids are picky about a fishy taste, don't give up yet. The Greek flavors in these tuna cakes mask the tuna fish taste and your kids will love them with a bit of fresh keto tzatziki dip on top!
If you’ve been missing the flavor of pizza since you started eating low carb, that ends now. These keto pizza cups are made with fathead pizza dough, the best low carb pizza sauce, and topped with all things that you love about pizza. They are also a great keto recipe (and one that even your kids will enjoy eating)!
This keto satay is such a favorite at our house that my kids ask for it for their birthday dinners. The best part is that it can be made in the oven OR the grill, so it's a recipe you'll be tasting year round! Marinated chicken skewers with the tastiest thai peanut sauce! We put this on cauliflower rice or on days when my kids are really picky, I make them a mixture of brown rice and quinoa and I eat the chicken, veggies, and sauce without rice.
You can make these chocolate raspberry truffles with a fancy mold and let your kids decorate them, but there's also an easy way for kids. Just take the filling, roll it into balls, and then roll them in whatever coating you choose, like crushed freeze-dried raspberries! My kids love making these!
Kids love cake and this rich and moist keto birthday cake recipe tastes so much like the real thing, no one will believe it's low carb. Plus, it's so easy to make and is perfect for birthday parties or even a weeknight dessert.
Over Thanksgiving, even my non-keto friends raved about these. And my daughter ate TWO of these cupcakes (which is a lot for the girl who never finishes anything!). The cupcake base is rich and chocolaty with sugar free chocolate chips, and the peanut butter frosting is buttery and creamy!
If you have kiddos who suffer from keto constipation, this is a great way to help them out without them even knowing. These peanut butter cup fat bombs have a secret ingredient that gently helps get things loving. These are my favorite fat bomb because they taste SO good (ask my kids, who are constantly sneaking them). And with an ice pack, they work great in kids' school lunches (or mom and dad's work lunches)!
This sugar-free Candied Pecans recipe is ideal for anyone on a keto diet, but especially for kids who miss sugary treats. Snack on them in trail mix. Or chop them up and use the candied pecans in pancakes, waffles, easy breads, muffins, or sprinkled on yogurt.
These lemonade fat bombs are the perfect summer treat that won't leave your kids feeling heavy. And keep some around for when school starts and the germs begin to circulate! They also have anti-inflammatory coldbusting powers to bolster their immune systems and keep them from getting sick from their fellow peers!
We all know that you won't make it past the first day of keto with kids without certain basics, like a good brownie recipe. These keto chocolate brownies come together in one bowl and are gluten-free and sugar-free. They’re the perfect sweet treat for a low-carb diet for kids!
My kids feel so fancy eating a dessert like this from a pretty glass with whipped cream on top. Keto chocolate peanut butter cheesecake mousse is a creamy & fluffy, yummy, no-bake treat that is low in carbs and gluten-free.