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Banana has been a part of every family household. It is a primary source of potassium which is an essential mineral which maintains proper heart function and regulates blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods such as bananas actually offset the effect of sodium (salt) in raising your blood pressure. This, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke. Not only that it’s great for adults, but all the more for kids. With its versatility, your picky eater little one will surely love any banana recipe. It really makes healthy food for kids! Read on and I’ll fill you in on healthy meals for kids where in bananas are the main ingredient! 

Baby Led Feeding Cook Morning Baby Breakfast Cookies Vegan Cookies for babies, easy baby led weaning finger foods

These healthy baby breakfast cookie’s seemed like the perfect recipe to share. Cookies for breakfast! (my kids think I’ve lost my mind), however, these cookies are only filled with the things they would be eating anyway – Bananas, Oats, and Nut Butter.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Baby Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Sugar Free BLW Muffins Banana Lemon and Walnut

When it comes to baby led weaning recipe nothing really beats blw muffins. They are so soft and easy for those little hands to manage that it is no wonder they are the number one foods to start baby led weaning for babies.

Get the recipe here: Sugar Free BLW Muffins Banana Lemon and Walnut

Caramelized Banana Breakfast Parfait

Caramelized Banana Breakfast Parfait

Sounds yummy, right? I can feel you drooling over this healthy food for toddlers. Bananas are a delicious fruit anyway but by frying them in coconut oil and honey they become incredibly soft and sweet and literally melt in your mouth. This contrasts so well with the sharpness of the greek yogurt and the crunch of the granola. Try this at home with the kids!

Photo & Recipe: My Fussy Eater

Super Cute Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones filled with a yummy banana and pineapple nice cream. Full image within recipe post. Just the perfect treat for kids on a summers day. Easy to make and so nutritious, refined sugar free treat packed with goodness.

Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones with Banana and Pineapple Nice Cream

Delicious ice cream cones made using brown bread, then filled with an easy two ingredient banana ice cream. So delicious and easy to make and kids LOVE it!!! Always have this ice cream in your freezers Mommas!

Get the recipe here: Brown Bread Ice Cream Cones with Banana and Pineapple Nice Cream

Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding using only the best ingredients especially from Baby Led Feeding. Long image showing chocolate chia pudding topped with bananas, coconut and peanut butter. Healthy treats for toddlers. This really delicious recipe for Baby Led Weaning is a yummy treat for kids and really healthy too. Baby Led Weaning natural treat recipe. BLW natural treats.

Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding with Banana and Peanut Butter

Baby-led weaning creamy peanut butter and chocolate chia pudding. This healthy snack is great to cook with kids and toddlers.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Chocolate Chia Pudding with Banana and Peanut Butter

Sliced zucchini banana bread on a wooden chopping board with a pink loaf tin in the background

Zucchini Banana Bread

How do you make a healthy recipe for your kids without sacrificing that pleasing and enticing taste? This zucchini banana bread is something you should not miss to try at home. Although this contains sugar, its rest assured still healthy and great for the little ones. This recipe has low sugar compared to standard banana bread this zucchini banana bread has only 1/4 cup of added sugar per loaf which is pretty good.

Photo & Recipe: My Kids Lick The Bowl

Turmeric and Banana Lassi Baby Led Feeding Large Smoothie Image. A deliciously healthy and creamy smoothie full of yummy goodness. These can also be frozen to make teething pops for babies.

Banana and Turmeric Lassi

A delicious blend of banana, turmeric and milk which can also be frozen to become a perfect teething recipe for baby led weaning. Healthy drinks for kids.

Get the recipe here: Banana and Turmeric Lassi

Baked oats topped with blueberries in a grey ceramic baking dish.

Blueberry Banana Baked Breakfast Oats.

Oats are great for breakfast. No doubt about that. But do you know there are multiple ways to make oats even lovelier and healthier to devour in the morning? This blueberry banana baked breakfast oats recipe is the one for the books! This quick and easy meal for kids is a must-try as it contains milk, but if you need dairy free then sub in soy milk or a nut milk such as almond. If you are going to serve this to little ones, under the age of 1 year then substitute the honey for maple syrup.

Photo & Recipe: My Kids Lick The Bowl 

Healthy Carrot Cake Bars the perfect baby led weaning breakfast recipe.

Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

You can also make these sugar-free by replacing maple syrup with apple sauce or banana to make them into a sugar-free treat. This recipe makes the perfect breakfast for baby-led weaning or even as a healthy snack for your toddler too.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Baby Led Feeding - Super Healthy Black Bean Brownies

Super Healthy Black Bean Brownies

These brownies are really different! Firstly, they use no flour and in replacement use black beans (you can also use aduki beans too). This makes them high in protein and also iron (which little ones need lot’s of).

Get the recipe here: Super Healthy Black Bean Brownies

Healthy Apple & Banana Brownies

Healthy Apple & Banana Brownies

Is your little monster obsessed with brownies? Let them try a healthier type. Another healthy treat for the kids is these brownies which are refined sugar free. Sweetened with apple and banana and a little honey, this recipe can be great for snacks after a playdate! What makes this quick and recipe even healthier is that it doesn’t have any flour content, but with ground almonds which are packed with protein, fibre and Vitamin E. 

Photo & Recipe: My Fussy Eater

Refined sugar free healthy breakfast bars are loaded with blueberries, whole grains, and omega3 rich chia seeds! This easy recipe uses maple syrup and bananas for sweetness to save your kids from sugar overload. The texture and sweetness make these oat bars wonderful for baby led weaning. #oatbars #healthybreakfast #haelthysnacks #babyledweaning #fingerfood #babyledfeeding

Blueberry & Coconut Oat Bars

Refined sugar free healthy oat bars are loaded with blueberries, whole grains, and omega3 rich chia seeds!

Get the recipe here: Blueberry & Coconut Oat Bars

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Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars

Give your fresh berries a boost with this healthy cheesecake jar for kids. Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars are my new favourite obsession and one of my favourite healthy treats for kids in the world! 

Get the recipe here: Blueberry and Blackberry Healthy Cheesecake Jars

Banana Blueberry Fritters. Only 3 ingredients . Dairy free, gluten free and egg free and no refined sugar. Great for kids and for baby led weaning.

Banana Blueberry Fritters

Again, it’s all about bananas and our love for it! This banana blueberry fritters uses buckwheat flour. It is gluten free and it is an acquired taste so feel free to use a different flour. A lot of sweet fritter recipes contain added sugar but did it also come to your mind that bananas provide enough sweetness? And when the blueberries burst open they add a further sweet hit. They definitely help with your sweet cravings. Surely this is one of the simple recipes for kids to try!

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Egg free Baby pancakes made with flaxseed and dairy free milk perfect for baby led weaning, wheat free, egg free, refined sugar free #babyledweaning #healthykidssnack #eggfree

Egg-Free Pancakes with Pineapple Coulis

This baby pancake recipe is egg-free and I also used a plant-based milk too so they are perfect for little ones with allergies. They don’t need any sweetener with the pineapple as it is already super sweet enough.

Get the recipe here: Egg-Free Pancakes with Pineapple Coulis

banana berry smoothie

Banana Berry Smoothie

Although, not that ideal for breakfast, this banana berry smoothie is worth a try. Don’t you think it’s a super special treat for the kids after school or a playdate? They are also great for a quick recharge before heading off to activities or before conquering homework. Pop them in a drink bottle and they can go with you in the car! Try this with the kids at home. 

Photo & Recipe: Kidgredients

Healthy Brownie Bites for Baby Led Weaning. Refined sugar-free naturally sweetened with bananas! Vegan frosting naturally sweetened and colored! Healthy St. Patrick's Day recipe for kids! #irish #stpatricksday #browniebites #refinedsugarfree #bananas #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #babyfood #fingerfood #partyfood #makeahead

Mini Muffin Baby Brownies Bites with Green Frosting

These healthy brownie bite muffins are sweetened only with bananas! Not a pinch of sugar but still so moist and yummy! The frosting is lightly sweetened with a tiny bit of natural maple syrup and the GREEN part is all-natural too!

Get the recipe here: Mini Muffin Baby Brownies Bites with Green Frosting

Give breakfast a new spin with tons of nutrition and fruit with these dairy free breakfast banana splits.

Dairy-free Breakfast Banana Split

Who says you can’t enjoy banana splits at breakfast? Well, not me! This dairy-free banana split is different. Even your kids will be enticed to eat everything.. as in everything with no left overs.  4 ingredients to throw together and breakfast is served in no time. It’s a plant-based meal that is guaranteed to fuel your little ones with the nutrition they need in order to keep focused at school.Indulge yourself with this mouth-watering breakfast. Recreate this colourful banana recipe at home! 

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Babies want treats too! These refined sugar free courgette (zucchini) chocolate brownies topped with homemade chocolate peanut butter frosting. #babyledweaning #babyledfeeding #healthytreats #zucchini

Courgette Healthy Brownies

Don’t let the word courgette/zucchini or healthy brownies put you off making this recipe. I promise that these gooey brownies are one of the absolute best treats I have ever made AND my kids have been non-stop trying to get me to make them again.

Get the recipe here: Courgette Healthy Brownies

Tropical banana and pineapple oat bars: dairy free, egg free and refined sugar free. The perfect make and freeze recipe for breakfast. Great for breakfast on the go!

Tropical Banana & Pineapple Oat Bars.

Ideal for and best consumed at breakfast, this recipe will surely become a talk for hours at your home. Your little ones will surely love this tropical banana and pineapple oat bars paired with their favourite breakfast drink. And for you, a cup of coffee will be great with this one too. With no added refined sugar, these aren’t going to give a sugar high before school, but will help sustain kids until first break due to the oats.  Egg and dairy free, these bars are the perfect combination of crunch and fruit to get kids through the morning.

Photo & Recipe: Kidgredients

Child Grabbing Cookie from a Stack

Banana & Oat Cookies

These banana oat cookies are made with fruit, rolled oats and nuts. They are a healthy alternative to shop bought cookies and are perfect to serve at breakfast or as a snack. There is no sugar in this recipe but the cookies are deliciously sweet thanks to the ripe banana, pear and cinnamon. If you want to make them sweeter you could always through some raisins into the mixture. This cookie is easily adapted. If you don’t have ripe pear then miss it out and adjust the oats accordingly. If you don’t like almonds then substitute them for another nut or simply leave them out.  There is no precise measurements! Try this easy breakfast recipe for the family!

Photo & Recipe: Healthy Little Foodies

These Frozen Banana Chocolate Pops are a simple way to honor your favorite childhood treat with a new and fun twist on them! Plus, in an instant they turn into a great doggy-themed dessert, what's NOT to love?!

Frozen Banana Chocolate Pops

Another recipe you and your kids can enjoy at home is this frozen banana chocolate pops. Yes, you read that right! Sounds fun, isn’t it? No doubt your toddlers will love this recipe not only for how this looks but also for its taste. All you need are FOUR simple ingredients for these Frozen Banana Chocolate Pops then you’re ready to serve them to kids! 

Photo & Recipe: Fork and Beans 

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Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

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