10 Healthy & Delicious Keto Recipes for Kids

10 Healthy & Delicious Keto Recipes for Kids

It is always a tedious task to feed the kids as nutrition and taste do not usually go hand in hand. Especially if the kids have to follow a low-carb diet, then finding the right recipes is indeed difficult. If you are looking for a twist in a low-carb diet, then read on to know more about kid-friendly keto recipes. 

10 Nutritious and Tasty Keto Recipes for Children

Feeding delicious food to your kid while maintaining a low-carb diet is so simple with the following recipes. Check out the interesting snacking options, breakfast delicacies, and dinner ideas for a kid-friendly keto plan. 

Kid-Friendly Keto Snack Recipes

Usually, snack recipes are loaded with carbs and sugar, so we bring to you interesting sweet treats and savoury snack recipes which your children would love to dig into. These snack recipes limit the intake of sugar in your kid’s low-carb snack diet plan without compromising on the taste.  

1. Low Carb Muffins With Choco Chips

If thinking about chocolate muffins makes your mouth water, then you must try these delicious low-carb muffins. This is an easy muffin recipe and is soon going to be a hit among your children. What’s better than a delicious cupcake, which is also low-carb.

Low Carb Muffins With Choco Chips

Ingredients

  • Blanched Almond Flour – 2 cups 
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as  per taste
  • Eggs – 3 large
  • Oil – ¼ cup cooled and melted (coconut or avocado oil)
  • Gluten-free vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Low-carb Gluten-Free Chocolate Chips -½ cup 
  • Sugar-free Maple-Flavoured Syrup – ¼ cup

Prep time

25 minutes

Servings

12

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°F. 
  • Take a large mixing bowl and whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Now add in the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and oil and combine the ingredients. 
  • Combine all these ingredients.
  • Now add in the chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Place the paper liners in your muffin tray and spoon the batter until 3/4th of the mould is full.
  • Now bake for 20 minutes until the centre is set and let it cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. 

2. Keto Almond Flour Pancakes

Enjoying your pancakes without the guilt of added sugar is a bonus. Here is an exciting keto-friendly pancake recipe that you can serve with fresh fruits of your choice as toppings, and be sure that your kid is going to love this.

Keto Almond Flour Pancakes

Ingredients

  • Almond flour – 1¼ cup
  • Sea salt – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tbsp
  • Powdered Monk Fruit Erythritol Sweetener- 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – ¼ cup
  • Eggs – 3
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Salted butter – 2 tbsp

Preparation time

10 minutes

Servings

4

Method

  • Take a bowl and add in the almond flour, sea salt, baking powder, and sweetener.
  • In another large bowl add in the eggs, vanilla extract, salted butter, and almond milk and whisk well until it’s combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl slowly and whisk them together. 
  • Heat a skillet, melt a dollop of butter on it and scoop out a ladle full of batter and pour it on the hot skillet.
  • Flip the pancake once you see the bubbles.
  • Cook for a few minutes on the other side or until done, and serve the pancakes with your favourite fruit toppings.

Kid-Friendly Keto Breakfast Recipe

When your child needs an exciting keto kids breakfast to start a fun and energetic day, try the following breakfast ideas. These breakfast recipes keep your child full for a long time without the urge to snack often. 

3. Keto French Toast Sticks

Are you struggling to find the right keto breakfast recipe that can match the evergreen french toast, then you are at the right place. Here is a wonderful way for your little one to enjoy french toast wholeheartedly while staying on a low-carb diet.

Keto French Toast Sticks

Ingredients

For Egg Loaf

  • Large eggs – 6
  • Softened cream cheese – 6 oz
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 2 tsp 
  • Coconut flour – ¼ cup 
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Granular Monk Fruit Erythritol – ¼ cup
  • 1 tbsp butter for pan-frying

For Keto Whipped Cream

  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Heavy cream- ½ cup
  • Granular Monk Fruit Erythritol- 2 tbsp

For Cinnamon Sugar 

  • Granular Monk Fruit Erythritol- ¼ cup
  • Ground cinnamon- 2 tsp

Prep time

20 minutes

Servings

4

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add all the ingredients of the egg loaf to a stand mixer and combine them well until it looks like a cake batter.
  • Now, add the mixture to a well-greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Add the ingredients of the whipped cream into the stand mixer, and whisk until it forms a smooth peak.
  • Once the egg loaf has cooled down, slice it into 15-16 slices.
  • Brush the egg loaf slices with butter and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan or a skillet and place the egg loaf slices on it and toast both the sides until golden brown. 
  • Remove from heat and top the toasted slices with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar before serving.

4. Taco Bowl

Another interesting recipe that is also fun to make is this delicious keto taco bowl. This taco bowl is appealing to the kid’s eyes and is also super nutritious. 

Taco Bowl

Ingredients

  • Ground beef- 1/2 kg
  • Tomatoes- 3 large, chopped
  • Taco seasoning- 2 packets
  • Onion- 1 medium, sliced 
  • Eggs- 4
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Prep time

10 minutes

Serving

4

Method

For Taco Meat

  • Heat a skillet to and drizzle olive oil into it. Add the onions and saute them till the onions become translucent.
  • Add in the ground beef and cook till it is browned.
  • Its time to add the tomatoes and taco seasoning. Mix them well and continue to cook it until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 
  • Once the meat is well-cooked transfer it to a serving plate.

Fried Eggs

  • Heat a griddle or a pan and drizzle in some olive oil. 
  • Now break the eggs gently into the hot griddle and cook until the yolk is warm.
  • Carefully remove the egg and place it on the taco meat. Repeat the same procedure for all the eggs. 

Kid-Friendly Keto Lunch Recipes

Finding keto lunch ideas for kids is not so easy as it involves a lot of online research from the mom’s end to make it nutritious as well as appealing to the little ones. But don’t worry, we’re here to give you a few delicious low-carb lunch recipes for your family lunch. 

5. Instant Pot Mashed Keto Cauliflower

This mashed keto cauliflower recipe is a low-carb lunch recipe that looks amazing. It has a creamy texture and mild flavour, which is soothing to your kid’s taste buds. 

Instant Pot Mashed Keto Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower – 1 large
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pepper – as per taste
  • Chives – 1 tsp

Prep time

20 minutes

Serving

4

Method

  • Heat a large pot or a saucepan with enough water and fit a steamer basket on top of it.
  • Once the water boils, place the cauliflower florets on the steamer basket and cover it with a lid.
  • Cook the cauliflower on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the cauliflower is cooked, and it is soft and mushy turn off the flame.
  • Place the cooked cauliflower into a food processor along with butter and the seasoning and blend smooth.
  • Serve the mashed cauliflower with chives on top of it.

6. Chicken Lombardy

Another delicacy that you cannot miss is this keto-friendly chicken recipe. You can customise this recipe by adding your favourite veggies along with mushrooms to make it more nutritious. 

Chicken Lombardy

Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts thin cut – 1 kg
  • Onions – 1 small, chopped
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
  • Mushrooms – 250 grams, sliced
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp or as per taste
  • Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Chicken broth – 1½ cup
  • Whipping cream – ¼ cup 
  • Xanthum gum – 1/8 tsp
  • Mozzarella cheese – 1½ cup, grated
  • Parmesan cheese – ¾ cup, grated
  • Italian seasoning – 1 tsp

Prep time

40 minutes

Serving

4-5

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  • Grease a medium-size casserole dish and keep it ready. 
  • Heat a large skillet and add half of the butter and saute the onions and garlic until the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add in the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are tender. Remove the cooked mixture and set it aside.
  • In the same pan, heat the leftover butter and place the chicken breasts on the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, till the chicken is nice and brown.
  • Once the chicken pieces are browned, remove them from the skillet and place them on the greased casserole.
  • To the chicken broth in the skillet, add the cooked mushroom mixture, whipping cream, salt, and pepper, and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  • Now, turn off the stove and add in the Xanthan gum to the liquid and allow it to thicken. 
  • It will take about 5-8 minutes for the sauce to thicken a little. 
  • Spoon the broth to the chicken in the casserole and top it up with parmesan cheese and further top it with mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning. 
  • Bake the dish in a preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. 
  • For a brown mozzarella on top, turn the oven into a broil 1-2 minutes and serve.

7. Lemon Chicken With Parmesan Cheese

Once you try this keto chicken recipe which is loaded with cheese, it is going to be a hit with your children. Feel free to add more or less cheese to this recipe according to the taste of your child. 

Lemon Chicken With Parmesan Cheese

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – 4 
  • Lemon – 1
  • Parmesan cheese – ½ cup, grated
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Mayo – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Dried basil – ½ tsp
  • Butter – ½ cup

Prep time

1 hour 30 minutes

Serving

3-4

Method

  • Place the chicken breasts in a zip lock bag with lemon juice and place it in a refrigerator for an hour. Flip the zip lock bag 2-3 times.
  • Heat a skillet or a griddle with butter and place the marinated chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook the chicken pieces by turning them and let them brown on both sides.
  • In a bowl, mix the parmesan cheese, basil, and a pinch of salt and mix.
  • Now, remove the browned chicken breasts and place it on a baking tray.
  • Spread the cheese mixture evenly on top of each of the chicken breasts.
  • Place it in a 350°F preheated oven for 10 minutes or until you see the cheese melt. 
  • Serve the chicken with lemon wedges.

Kid-Friendly Keto Dinner Recipes

Make your kid and family happy while helping them stay healthy with these amazing keto kid’s meal recipes. For a quick weekend dinner meal, here are simple low-carb recipes for picky eaters. Looking for a ketogenic dinner recipe that is relishing for your little one, then check out the yummy keto dinner recipes below:

8. Green Bean Casserole

A kid-friendly vegetarian keto recipe is rare, here is one to make your dinner time healthier and happier. 

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • Green beans – 2 cups
  • Button mushrooms – 1.5 cups
  • Onions – 1 sliced
  • Garlic – 1 minced
  • Chicken stock – ¼ cup
  • Cream cheese – ¼ cup
  • Cheddar cheese – ¼ cup
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pepper – to taste
  • Nutmeg – ¼ tsp 
  • Water – 3 cups

Prep time

20 minutes

Servings

4

Method

  • Boil water in a pan, add salt to the boiling water along with the green beans and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the beans are slightly tender and set it aside. 
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onions, garlic, button mushrooms, and the spices until the mushrooms are well cooked. 
  • Its time to add the chicken stock and cream cheese and cook till everything is well combined. Stir until you see the cream cheese has completely melted.
  • Add the green beans to the bubbly cheese mix.
  • Now, add the entire mixture into a casserole dish and top it up with a generous amount of cheddar cheese.
  • Bake it in the oven till you see the cheese melt.

9. Cheesy Meatballs

Who does not like meatballs, check out this meatball recipe that oozes cheese with every bite. This cheesy meatball is difficult to resist even for your little champ. 

Cheesy Meatballs

Ingredients

  • Ground turkey – ½ kg
  • Italian sausage – ½ kg
  • Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup, shredded
  • Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup, shredded
  • Zucchini – 1 cup, shredded
  • Egg – 1
  • Onion – 2 tsp, minced
  • Garlic – 2 tsp, minced
  • Dried Basil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pasta sauce no sugar – 1 cup
  • Cheese – 250 grams (combine mozzarella and cheddar)

Prep time

45 minutes

Servings

6

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Grease a casserole dish with a cooking spray to prevent the dish from sticking to the bottom of the casserole dish. 
  • Combine all the ingredients, except the sauce and combined cheese.
  • Make about 15 meatballs and put them in the casserole.
  • Bake the meatballs for 30 minutes, or until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
  • Once the meat is cooked, drain the liquid from the casserole carefully.
  • Now, cover the casserole with pasta sauce and cheese and bake for another 15 minutes or until you see the cheese melt. 
  • You can broil the cheese for a couple of minutes to toast it. However, be careful while you broil as the cheese tends to burn quickly.

10. Easy Keto Pizza Casserole

Everyone likes pizza, and when that is the case, find time to make this easy keto pizza casserole which has fewer ingredients in it. 

Easy Keto Pizza Casserole

Ingredients

  • Frozen cauliflower rice – 300 gms
  • Mozzarella cheese – 1½ cup, shredded and divided
  • Italian seasoning – 1 tsp 
  • Pepperoni slices – 20, quartered

Prep time

40 minutes

Servings

3

Method

  • Prepare your frozen cauliflower rice, according to the instructions on the package.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Keep some mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices aside.
  • Combine the cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, and the pepperoni slices.
  • Grease a baking dish with cooking spray and pour the combined mixture into the baking dish.
  • Now, top this baking dish with the reserved cheese and pepperoni slices. 
  • Feel free to add more or fewer pepperoni slices.
  • Bake the dish for approximately 20-30 minutes. 

These tasty keto recipes for kids is sure to make your kids’ stomach growl by just looking at them. You can customise these recipes according to your kid’s preferences.  

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