One of the concerns a lot of moms have about diving into freezer cooking is whether or not their kids will actually eat the meals. I completely understand!
I’m the mom of 7 kids and there are a few very picky eaters in the bunch. The last thing you want is to spend all that time and money making freezer meals and then have your kids refuse to eat them.
Obviously, you know your kids best. If they refuse to eat mushrooms, don’t choose recipes full of mushrooms (or get sneaky and blend them well!). If they are sensitive to spice, tone down the spices called for in the recipe.
I find that there are some generalities when it comes to food that appeals to children. If it has pizza flavours or tater tots or can be eaten with their hands or is served on a bun, then most kids like it.
This list may include recipes that you know at a glance won’t work for your kids because you know their preferences. Skip those of course. But I’m pretty sure you’ll find some freezer meals kids will actually eat on this list.
Kid Friendly Freezer Meals:
Instant Pot Pizza Casserole – Generally, kids love pizza and pasta and this has both.
Tater Tot Pizza Casserole – Tater tots and pizza is a combination made with kids in mind.
Pizza Stuffed Chicken – Are you noticing a trend here?!
Tater Tot Casserole – This is hands-down my kids’ favourite meal.They would eat it every day if they could. I wish it had some veggies in it!
Italian Meatballs Tater Tot Casserole from Premeditated Leftovers
Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos – Tacos are a surefire win with my kids!
Best Ever Freezer Meal Spaghetti Sauce – It’s hard to go wrong with spaghetti.
Buffalo Chicken (made on slider buns) – My kids completely devoured these!
BBQ Pulled Pork – This is great for hot summer days because it cooks in the crock pot. I usually bring this freezer meal camping with us.
KFC Style Chicken – Your kids will be amazed that you were able to make KFC chicken at home.
Chicken Pasta Bake – This pasta bake is comfort food at its finest.
Make Ahead Apple Pork Chops – This recipe is a good introduction to pork chops for kids because of its subtle sweet flavour.
Lemon Garlic Chicken – This SUPER easy to make chicken dish has mild flavours and goes over well with little ones.
Apple Maple Chicken – This dish offers enough sweetness to be eaten without complaint.
Homemade Mini Corn Dogs on Moms Need to Know
Crock Pot Freezer Meal Pizza Casserole from The Chaos and The Clutter (skip the mushrooms in that one if you have kids who don’t eat mushrooms)
Chicken Strips from Happy Money Saver – Homemade chicken strips are less expensive and healthier than the frozen store bought variety.
Sloppy Joes from The Chaos and The Clutter – I have childhood memories of eating Sloppy Joes in my mom’s kitchen and now, my kids will have memories of eating my recipe.
Turkey Sloppy Joes – I call these the gateway recipe for ground turkey!
Droolworthy BBQ Shredded Chicken with Garlic Mayo – We all love this recipe. The garlic mayo really makes it.
Easy Chicken and Veggie Casserole – The crispy onion topping is what makes this one so family friendly.
Kid Friendly Italian Biscuit Cups from Make Ahead Meal Mom
Chicken Alfredo Bake over on Make Ahead Meal Mom
Homemade Frozen Pizza at The Recipe Rebel
Homemade Pizza Pockets from The Girl on Bloor
Make things easy with the Kid Friendly Freezer Meal Plan. It includes make ahead recipes kids will love along with shopping lists, prep lists, and printable labels.
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