You know, it’s tough having a picky eater for a husband. But over the years I’ve had to think of it as more of a blessing because he is always honest and always has good feedback on what would make a dish better. So I asked him what his Top 5 Favourite Greens, Eggs, and Yams recipes were, and this is what he came up with. These are healthy recipes for picky eaters of all types! Drum roll, please.
The healthy recipes for picky eaters breakdown
These muffins are gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free! They are a cool recipe because they are completely sweetened with one whole orange and dates! They are based on a childhood classic that my mom used to make. She was always looking for healthy snacks for a picky eater because (surprise!) I actually used to be quite the picky eater myself. These vegan orange muffins have now become a staple in my house and we love having a jar of them on the counter.
picky eaters need to take a peek at this cashew dip
These vegan recipes for picky eaters are in absolutely no order, but coming in at number 2 is my Cashew Dip. This dip is loaded with lemon and dill and will have your tastebuds going crazy. This is a real crowd-pleaser, and my Picky Husband likes to just sit on the couch and gorge down a full bowl by himself.
I think the real star of this cashew dip is the roasted garlic. The aroma that erupts from the kitchen while the garlic is roasting is next level! It adds extra creaminess and a gorgeous flavour to the already creamy dip. If you are in dire need of some healthy recipes for picky eaters, this is the appetizer for you!
Searching for healthy snacks for picky eaters in your life? Dive into this soup
Number three is this killer soup. It is the perfect vegan recipe for meat eaters to get them on the meat-free train. I make it almost every week for Adam’s lunch and he does not get sick of it (SCORE!). The colour of this Broccoli Kale Soup might not be the most charming but once you take one spoonful of this flavour-packed soup you will be grinning ear to ear.
This soup is easy to whip up and keeps you cozy for the rest of the day. If you need new inspiration for foods for picky eaters, this should go on your list. It is a great meal for the fall and winter. And if you need more soup love give this butternut squash soup a whirl too. It is a picky husband fav it just didn’t crack the top 5.
more foods for picky eaters right here
These buffalo cauliflower tacos are a go-to dinner in our home. I never thought Adam would ever eat tacos without cheese, but with the cashew-lime sauce on top- he doesn’t miss the cheese one bit. These buffalo cauliflower tacos are filling, unique and extra spicy for those spicy people in your life.
When I’m in doubt of what to feed my picky eater, I know these will never fail. Although you do need to like spice if you are going to dive into these tacos. I know Adam will happily snack on this vegan meal with no complaints. So that is a big win in my books.
last but not least on the picky eater train
Number 5 for healthy snacks for picky eaters is this Mango Guacamole . How could this not be in the Picky Husband’s Top 5?! He’ll deny being an avocado lover, but he sure lights up when this guac is thrown together.
This dish takes 15 minutes to make and the mango makes for a great addition. It beautifully compliments the avocado and seasonings. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness to an already delicious bowl of guacamole. Dip your chips in, and I bet you can’t stop at just one!
I hope this post gives you some options if you have any picky eaters in your life. You can always search the Picky Husband Approved category in the recipe section and see what else my Picky Husband enjoys! Most recipes I post tend to get the Picky Husband’s thumbs-up, as it is one of my focuses for this blog. But there are some ingredients that Adam just doesn’t like that I still cook with. For instance, he doesn’t like yams or smoothies very much. But I’m still going to make smoothie recipes because they are amazing.
It is neat to see how much Adam’s opinion of some foods has changed over the years, and since I started Greens, Eggs and Yams. He used to hate mushrooms and now he actually enjoys them! I never thought that day would happen. So if you have a picky eater, little or big, perhaps they will grow to like some foods if you just keep giving them different options. I hope this post helps narrow a few things down for you in the meantime though!
Happy cooking, friends.