Healthy Winter Meals for Kids

Winter meals are often hearty and comforting, but they can be nutritious too. Here are some healthy winter meals for kids that the entire family can enjoy as well.

“Sneaky” Turkey Meatballs

These comforting meatballs use ground turkey, which is a leaner option compared to ground beef. They also include cauliflower and cabbage as well. This makes them an ideal way to help your child get more servings of veggies. These meatballs can be served with pasta, in sandwiches, or on their own with a side salad.

Get the Sneaky Turkey Meatballs recipe here.


Quesadillas are a favorite of many because of their endless options for customization. Some ideas include grilled chicken breast, shrimp, roasted veggies such as bell peppers and mushrooms, caramelized onions, black beans, avocado or guacamole, or cheese. You can get your child involved by empowering them to choose the ingredients. No matter what your child chooses, you can add extra nutrition with salsa and fruit or veggies on the side.

Slow Cooker Stew

There’s nothing more comforting in winter than a classic stew. This version is made in a slow cooker, so you can come home to a hearty meal. You can customize the vegetables used in this recipe as well, depending on what your child likes. For example, you can add kale, spinach, parsnips, mushrooms, or sweet potatoes.

Get the Slow Cooker Stew recipe here.

Pancit Canton

This one-pot noodle dish is convenient and customizable. There are many options available depending on what protein and veggies your family likes best – for example, you can add chicken, fish balls, tofu, carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, or cabbage. You can also substitute thinner rice noodles for the recipe’s wheat noodles.

Get the Pancit Canton recipe here.