Looking to get a little more spinach in your little ones? These healthy spinach recipes for kids are going to be total veggie game changers in your home!

Spinach recipes for kids

Popeye loved it. Doctors sing it’s praises. But why is spinach something we should be trying to eat more of?

TNNers, spinach is a little plant powerhouse. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Such as

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K1
  • Folic acid
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin E

Do I have you convinced that adding a little spinach to your family’s meals can really boost the nutrients and goodness of their meal? Yes? Awesome! Now let’s get you some spinach-loaded recipes to make getting it into their lives and bellies delicious and simple!

Do you want to make sure you always have spinach on hand for these veggie-loaded, kid-friendly recipes? And that no extra spinach goes to waste? Check out my tips & tricks for keeping spinach fresh all week!

Veggie-Loaded Spaghetti Pie


Banana Spinach Pancakes

These Banana Spinach Pancakes are a delicious, easy and healthy breakfast option! Naturally sweetened and loaded with simple nutritious ingredients, these healthy pancakes taste great and are kid-friendly too! And freezer-friendly to boot!
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5-Minute Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast any day of the week. Delicious and easy to make, it is a great way to get fruits and greens into your day right off the bat! Easily dairy-free and a quick breakfast or snack the whole family will love.
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Oatmeal Green Smoothie Waffles

These green smoothie waffles are easy, delicious and veggie-loaded twist on classic banana waffles! Loaded with oats, spinach, and protein from eggs, they are easily mixed in your blender. Kid-approved, freezer friendly, naturally dairy-free and easily gluten free….the perfect healthy breakfast recipe!
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Easy Green Smoothie For Kids

This Green Smoothie for Kids is quick to blend up and made to taste great so that it get kids excited about eating vegetables! Made from simple, easy-to-find ingredients and naturally sweetened—it’s easily adaptable to fit your child's eating style and needs!
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Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins

These Oatmeal Green Smoothie Muffins are so easy to make, perfectly sweet, and made with so many good-for-you ingredients! Great as a healthy breakfast or snack, these muffins are hearty thanks to ground oats, sweetened with banana and a little maple syrup or honey, and packed with 2 cups of spinach! With over a hundred 5-star ratings, these spinach banana muffins are a must-make!
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Green Spinach Bagels

These naturally green spinach bagels are the perfect way to get veggies in at breakfast or to dazzle your green-loving little one! Made with whole grains and require no boiling, they will be a healthy breakfast recipe staple.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie made with greens and served in three glass jars on a marble table

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie (with greens!)

This Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie is oh-so delicious and loaded with protein, healthy fat and greens! Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for a treat. Whip up a batch in the morning to send your crew off happy and fueled up on nothing but the good stuff!
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Lunch & Dinner

Veggie-Loaded Lasagna Soup (vegetarian)

This Vegetarian Lasagna Soup is loaded with veggies, is easy to make, and has all the cozy flavors of lasagna! Easily dairy-free and vegan, this hearty soup is a complete meal all by itself!
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20-Minute Ranch Turkey Spinach Meatballs

These turkey spinach meatballs are easy, veggie-loaded and full of that beloved ranch flavor! Loaded with protein and cooking up in about 20 minutes, these are the perfect weeknight dinner.
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Veggie-Loaded Chicken Burgers

These Veggie-Loaded Chicken Burgers are a serious punch of flavor, protein and veggies! Quick and simple to make on a busy weeknight, they keep the fun of the classic burger while serving up a healthy dose of nutrition in every bite! Whole30, Paleo and kid-approved
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Easy Veggie-Loaded Pasta Sauce (from scratch!)

Pasta sauce is a delicious and easy way to add more vegetables to your family's meals. Loaded with tomatoes, spinach, zucchini, bell pepper, carrots, and onions, this homemade Veggie Pasta Sauce can be enjoyed chunky or pureed smooth to help even the most selective of eaters enjoy their veggies!
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Veggie-Loaded Vegetarian Spaghetti Pie Recipe

This easy spaghetti pie recipe is packed with veggies and can be made with leftover pasta. Full of flavor and oodles of vegetables, it is the perfect meatless healthy family dinner.
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Veggie-Loaded Mini Meatloaves

Flavorful, juicy and full of veggies, these mini meatloaves are a great twist on a classic family dinner recipe. Easy to make, perfectly portioned out, and cooking up faster than traditional meatloaf recipes. Gluten free.
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Sweet Treats

Healthy Hot Chocolate (+ veggies)

This healthy hot chocolate is a delicious, easy and homemade alternative to the commercially prepared mixes so many of us grew up on. Veggie-loaded with a little spinach for a little extra goodness, but no one will be able to tell. Made with just a handful of ingredients and takes just and takes just 5 minutes to make
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Healthy Chocolate Muffins (with Veggies!)

With over a hundred 5-star ratings, these Healthy Chocolate Muffins are a must-make! Packed with good-for-you ingredients and so fluffy, these delicious muffins can also be mixed up in your blender and are done baking in just 20 minutes. Loaded with greens and carrots, you are going to love how much your family adores these healthy muffins!
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Chocolate Chip Spinach Cookies

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Spinach Cookies are soft, chewy and a delicious way to get greens in! Made with rolled oats, they’re easy to make gluten free and are naturally dairy-free. Kid-approved and the perfect healthy dessert, snack or even breakfast cookie!
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Green Smoothie Nice Cream

Ice cream just got a healthy little makeover in the form of Green Smoothie Nice Cream! Made with just 3 ingredients (one of them is a veggie!), this healthy dessert is DELICIOUS, naturally sweetened with fruit and it comes together in a matter of minutes in you blender or food processor! Plus, it is Paleo, vegan, and kid-friendly!
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Spinach Recipes for Kids: Healthy Chocolate Muffins (with Veggies!)

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast
These Healthy Chocolate Muffins are pack with good-for-you ingredients and can be made in your blender! Loaded with greens and carrots, you are going to love how much your family adores these healthy muffins!


  • 2 large eggs, can sub 2 "flax eggs"
  • 1 cup mashed banana, about 2 medium bananas
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach or kale
  • 1/4 cup oil, I use melted coconut oil or avocado
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour, can sub 1:1 gluten free flour mix, if needed
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • chocolate chips**, to taste and optional



  • Preheat your oven to 350 ℉ and line a 12-hole muffin tin with liners. Set aside
  • In your blender, combine eggs, banana, carrots, spinach/kale, maple syrup/ honey, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Blend until mixture is smooth.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Process until just mixed.
    If you do not have a high speed blender, combine everything in a bowl and mix by hand.
  • Finally, fold in chocolate chips (if using).
  • Portion batter into prepared muffin tin and top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy and let cool completely before storing leftovers in an air-tight container in fridge or freezer.


**chocolate usually contains milk. If using the chocolate chips, opt for a dairy-free brand like Enjoy Life if dairy-free is important. 
Serving: 1muffin, Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 236mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2397IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 1mg