Spinach Recipes For Kids

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Spinach is the perfect naturally green dye for baked goods and a simple add-in for savory dishes. Here are some simple spinach recipes for kids that are a great way of getting in that nutrient-dense veggie!

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Incorporating spinach into recipes is a great way to boost the nutritional value of a meal while adding a fun, bright color. If your little one is obsessed with all things Hulk, if you’re looking for some fun recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s day, or if you’re just looking for ways to get more spinach into your little one’s diet, I’ve got you covered with these 10 simple to make spinach recipes for kids!

Benefits Of Spinach

Spinach is one of those veggies that people are always trying to include in their diets, but what exactly makes it so great? For one, it is an excellent source of iron. There are two types of iron, heme iron (which comes from animal flesh) and non-heme iron (which comes from plant-based foods). Spinach is a great source of non-heme iron which is essential for development. It is also rich in vitamins, folate, and potassium! These are some of my favorite spinach recipes for toddlers and babies that I hope your little ones love as well!

1. Spinach Banana Pancakes

Blend spinach into your pancake batter for fun-colored, nutritious pancakes that your little ones are sure to love! These pancakes are soft and fluffy and the perfect way to start your morning!

Spinach banana pancakes topped with blueberries
Spinach banana pancakes topped with blueberries
5 from 16 votes

Spinach Banana Pancakes

These spinach banana pancakes are perfect for baby-led weaning! The bright green color makes them a fun treat your little ones are sure to love!
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2. Spinach Mini Quiche

Quiche is a great option for a savory make-ahead meal. I love making mini-sized quiches so that I can pull out small portions as needed to serve on busy mornings instead of having to reheat a whole pie. Spinach is a great easy add-in, but you can use any add-ins you have on hand!

Mini spinach quiche served with raspberries and mandarins
Mini spinach quiche served with raspberries and mandarins
5 from 6 votes

Mini Quiche

These mini quiche are perfect for little hands to pick up and hold! They can easily be customized for a variety of textures and tastes!
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3. Spinach Banana Waffles

Spinach and banana is a classic flavor combo that is a great way to incorporate veggies into your little one’s meals. Blend spinach into your waffle batter for fun-colored, nutritious waffles perfect for breakfast!

Spinach banana waffles served with a banana and strawberries
Spinach banana waffles served with sliced bananas and raspberries
4.82 from 16 votes

Spinach Banana Waffles

These Spinach Banana Waffles are a great first food for baby-led weaning. They are soft and fluffy with great benefits of spinach packed in every bite!
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4. Spinach Banana Muffins

These spinach banana muffins are so simple to make and naturally sweetened with bananas. They are perfect to batch-make and freeze for an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack!

Spinach banana muffins served on a wooden plate. Some muffins cooling on a wire rack in the background.
Spinach banana muffins served on a wooden plate. Some muffins cooling on a wire rack in the background.
4.91 from 31 votes

Spinach Banana Muffins

These spinach banana muffins taste like banana muffins and have a bright and vibrant green color from the spinach. They are great for baby-led weaning, freeze well, and make a great breakfast or snack!
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5. Spinach Cookies

Yes, you read that title right, Spinach Cookies! These cookies are bright green in color and sweetened with bananas. Add in a few chocolate chips for an extra sweet treat!

Spinach cookies served with berries
Spinach banana cookies ready to bake
5 from 6 votes

Chocolate Chip Spinach Cookies

These spinach cookies are a soft and chewy treat. They are egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free and only take a few minutes to whip up!
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6. Spinach Apple Puffs

These puffs are naturally sweetened with applesauce with a touch of cinnamon spice to bring out the apple flavor. They are the perfect snack for babies to develop and practice the pincer grasp!

Spinach banana puffs served with blackberries and cherries
SPINACH APPLE PUFFS
Spinach banana puffs served with blackberries and cherries
5 from 21 votes

Spinach Apple Puffs

These homemade baby puffs are a great mess-free snack and perfect for on the go! They are dairy-free and nut-free, so a great allergy-friendly option!
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7. Spinach Scrambled Eggs

Inspired by Dr. Suess’ book, these green eggs (without the ham) are a fun-colored breakfast idea. Their bright green color may not be that of your typical scrambled eggs, but they taste the same! Simply blend a small handful of spinach with 2-3 eggs and cook them like your normal morning eggs!

8. Spinach Pesto Pasta

This spinach pesto sauce is so creamy and flavorful for a simple dinner meal. It is nutrient-dense with a vibrant color that is a fun twist on standard tomato pasta sauce! I can’t promise that it’ll be less messy than traditional pasta sauce, but definitely tasty!

Spinach pesto pasta
SPINACH “HULK” PASTA
Spinach pesto with tomatoes
5 from 5 votes

Hulk Pasta (Spinach Pesto)

This hulk pasta is a fun way to incorporate more veggies into your little one's meals! It is a savory and creamy the whole family can enjoy!
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9. Spinach Crepes

Crepes are a classic French treat, but blending some spinach makes them much more fun! I love filling them with yogurt and berries or using them as the base of banana rollups!

Spinach crepes filled with yogurt and strawberries.
Spinach crepes filled with yogurt and strawberries.
5 from 6 votes

Spinach Crepes

These spinach crepes are bright green colored for a fun breakfast treat. They can be made savory or sweet and customized with fillings of choice!
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10. Spinach “Hulk” Smoothie

Smoothies are such a great and simple way to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet, and this spinach hulk smoothie is a favorite blend. It is packed with healthy fats and oats to keep your little ones fuller for longer.

Spinach banana smoothies in toddler glass tumblers with silicone sleeves.
SPINACH BANANA “HULK” SMOOTHIE
Spinach banana smoothies in toddler glass tumblers with silicone sleeves.
5 from 9 votes

Spinach Banana Smoothie (Hulk Smoothie)

This spinach banana smoothie comes together in 5 minutes and is filling, balanced, and delicious! The bright green color makes it a fun drink for little ones!
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I hope that you found these spinach recipes for kids helpful and that your little ones love any that you try out!

Looking for more recipes? Click here for some other veggie-inspired recipes!

Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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