Following any diet alone can be hard but if you’re able to encourage the entire family to participate you may be more inclined to stay on track. After all, your family is your support system! If you’re following the keto diet and want to encourage your entire family to join you then you’ll need these recipes in your life. There are many family-friendly recipes out there such as these Quick And Easy Recipes For The Whole Family but today we’re going to be focusing on the kids.
Here are 20 amazing keto recipes your kids will love! These recipes range from delicious breakfast ideas to enticing dinners and many tasty keto snacks too. Keep in mind we are not medical professionals and we highly recommend speaking to your doctor before altering or changing your child’s diet.
You can never go wrong with chicken fingers! Kids love them, however, the store-bought versions are loaded with carbs and can even be full of obscure or unhealthy ingredients.
Surprise them at dinner with delicious homemade chicken tenders. They won’t even know that they’re low carb and they’ll surely gobble them up quickly!
https://www.savorytooth.com/keto-fried-chicken/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY TOOTH
Muffins are amazing because they make great on-the-go snacks and can even be enjoyed for breakfast. Although, much like chicken fingers, muffins are traditionally loaded with carbs.
This recipe proves that with a few ingredient swaps you and your children can enjoy delicious treats like muffins on the keto diet. These keto bananas muffins come together quickly and will surely become a staple in your household. Further, bananas are not keto-friendly but you’ll quickly learn that all you need is 1 secret ingredient to replicate the flavor of a banana muffin.
https://livbreatheketo.com/keto-banana-nut-muffins/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=607293210_22736432_501462 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIV BREATHE KETO
The next time your kids are begging and pleading for a candy bar from the checkout line, surprise them with these chocolate muffins! They’re keto-friendly and filled with a secret veggie.
These decadent muffins are bound to quench any sweet tooth craving. You’ll be happy to know that they’re sweetened with a keto-friendly sweetener and are filled with sugar-free chocolate chips.
https://jenniferbanz.com/low-carb-chocolate-zucchini-muffins PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LOW CARB WITH JENNIFER
Ordering a pizza is quick and easy but traditional pizzas are loaded with carbs. Surprise your kids with these enticing meatballs and watch their surprised faces as when they bite in and realize they taste just like pizza! Pizza meatballs are about to become your child’s new favorite meal.
The meatballs are full of pepperoni pieces, pizza sauce, and onions. Make these for dinner, enjoy for lunch or as a quick after school snack! You’ll also be provided with a delicious keto-friendly pizza sauce recipe that is perfect for dipping.
https://healthylittlepeach.com/recipe/pizza-meatballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HEALTHY LITTLE PEACH
Unwind this weekend and start your day with a delicious breakfast your kids will love. These waffles may be keto-friendly but they don’t sacrifice flavor or texture.
A few ingredients such as coconut flour and stevia sweetener will ensure that these waffles comply with your diet. Once prepared, serve with fresh berries, unsweetened heavy whipping cream and a drizzle of no-sugar-added syrup!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/fast-east-5-ingredient-keto-waffles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
These keto corn dogs will have you and your family dreaming of summer whenever you eat them! Store-bought corn dogs are loaded with carbs and other unhealthy ingredients so go ahead and give this recipe a whirl.
This recipe yields 8 corn dogs and requires just 5 simple ingredients. Serves these for dinner, lunch or as an after school snack!
https://eatbefitexplore.com/keto-corn-dogs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EAT BE FIT EXPLORE
Kids love cookies, heck adults love them too! However, store-bought (and homemade) cookies are often full of sugar and refined carbs. These keto oreo cookie fat bombs will please your kids all the while ensuring that they get more fats in their diet.
The main source of fat in these cookies are coconut oil and full-fat coconut milk. Along with the oil and the milk you’ll also need cocoa powder and a keto-friendly sweetener. Both of these ingredients contribute to that delicious chocolate oreo flavor.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/creamy-keto-oreo-cookies-and-cream-fat-bombs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
When the kids are really begging for pizza make this awesome keto recipe! This pizza starts with a fathead pizza dough that is made from almond (or coconut) flour, garlic powder, and loads of cheese.
Finish the pizza with a keto-friendly pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and their favorite pizza toppings! Additionally, you’ll love that this meal comes together in just 25 minutes.
https://www.noshtastic.com/fathead-pizza/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NOSHTASTIC
Kids love chips and crackers! What’s not to love, their salty, crunchy and delicious. Instead of digging into a bag of chips make a batch of these tasty baked cheese crisps to share with your children.
These crisps are made from just 1 ingredient, shredded cheese! Bake them in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the edges have browned. They taste wonderful on their own but would also pair well with a bowl of guacamole.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/keto-friendly-baked-cheese-crisps/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Grilled cheese is a quick and easy meal that you know will please even the pickiest eater. Ditch the bread because you don’t need it!
This recipe uses cauliflower crumbles, an egg, and cheese to create the most delicious bread substitute ever! Once the cauliflower bread has been prepared you can then cook the grilled cheese as you normally would.
https://kirbiecravings.com/cauliflower-crusted-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KIRBIE’S CRAVINGS
It can be hard coming up with delicious desserts or snacks that comply with the keto diet all the while pleasing your picky eaters. Instead of buying pudding cups, whip this chocolate cheesecake mousse recipe together.
It’s irresistibly creamy and full of rich, decadent chocolate flavor. Your kids are bound to request this treat time and time again.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/no-bake-keto-chocolate-cheesecake-mousse/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Cooking a box of mac and cheese is easy and convenient but it doesn’t fall in line with the keto diet. Instead, give this cauliflower mac and cheese recipe a try.
This recipe uses cauliflower in place of pasta but what sets it over the top is the incredibly creamy and cheesy sauce. Along with the delicious flavor, you’ll also love that this meal comes together in 20 minutes.
https://www.savorytooth.com/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY TOOTH
Kids love McDonald’s because it usually means delicious fast food, and at some locations, playtime at the playground! The next time you hear pleads for a trip to McDonald’s serve your kids these delicious keto Big Mac bites.
The Big Mac bites contain the same flavors they know and love just without the bun and in the perfect two-bite portions. Further, pair the bites with this Copycat Big Mac Secret Sauce for a true Big Mac experience!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-low-carb-keto-big-mac-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Fries and tater tots are another kid-favorite, but unfortunately, those potatoes are full of carbs. Thankfully this recipe has come to the rescue to help make dinner time stress-free.
Cauliflower is an excellent potato substitute because it can replicate a similar texture to potatoes. Aside from cauliflower, you’ll only need an additional 4 ingredients. You’ll also be provided with many tips and tricks that will help make this cooking experience a breeze.
https://www.wholesomeyum.com/cheesy-low-carb-cauliflower-tots-recipe/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_smartloop&utm_content=smartloop&utm_term=8547992 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHOLESOME YUM
The smell of these cheesy garlic loaves of bread will surely capture your children’s attention. The fresh garlic aroma is enough to make your mouth salivate.
This quick and easy recipe results in the perfect portion for one! We highly recommend that you get a couple of mugs and double the recipe because you’ll want to dig in too! Further, the recipe is so easy you could even encourage your little ones to make their own. They’ll surely love playing chef in the kitchen!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/one-minute-keto-cheesy-garlic-mug-bread/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Surprise your little ones with these colorful jello pops and they’ll be jumping for joy. Little do they know that they’re actually keto-friendly.
The secret to making these jello pops keto-friendly is to use heavy whipping cream and sugar-free Jell-O gelatin! There are many flavors of Jell-O to choose too. You may even want to consider making them with your kids and enjoying the treats together later.
https://mylifecookbook.com/low-carb-jello-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY LIFE COOKBOOK
Mornings are hectic as it is, but add breakfast into the equation and things will get even busier! Instead of tossing your child a granola bar as you head out the door, make these delicious egg bites ahead of time instead.
They’re an excellent keto breakfast option and are incredibly easy to prepare thanks to the Instant Pot. Your kids will love bitting into these pillowy-soft eggs bites and you’ll love that they’re actually eating a healthy balanced breakfast.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/starbucks-copycat-egg-bites-fire-roasted-red-pepper-cheese/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
What kid can resist an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie? Why none, of course! Thankfully, these chocolate chip cookies get a keto makeover.
Ditch regular flour because you won’t need it. This cookie recipe combines almond flour with eggs, a keto-friendly sweetener, and sugar-free chocolate chips to make an irresistibly good treat.
https://www.fatforweightloss.com.au/keto-chocolate-chip-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FAT FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Thinking of quick and easy snacks for your little ones isn’t always easy. Thankfully these keto tuna pickle boats have come to the rescue!
This simple idea combines creamy tuna with dill pickles to create one delectable treat. Better yet, this snack comes together in just 5 minutes which means it’s another easy snack your kids can make by themselves (or with your help) too!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-keto-tuna-pickle-boats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
You can actually feel good about feeding this type of candy to your kids! These keto gummy bears are made from gelatin and a keto-friendly sweetener. You’ll also be pleased to know that they’re naturally flavored too!
You can eat the gummy bears as they are or coat them in a delicious sour coating, your choice! As a bonus, these gummy bears only require 30 minutes to prepare.
https://www.thelittlepine.com/keto-gummy-bears/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE LITTLE PINE