Tougher than the most seasoned food critic, when meal time comes, every parent is familiar with the thankless dance known as the “Feeding The Kids” tango. What should be a calm breakfast can instantly become a battle and school lunches get traded away in a battle over mealtime that probably goes back to the dawn of time. As parents and guardians, we only want the children in our lives to get proper nutrients so they can be healthy and happy. They want fun things that taste good.

Fortunately, those two things are in no way mutually exclusive! It’s incredibly easy to keep everyone satisfied on a plant-based diet while still meeting the nutritional requirements for those growing bodies. Obviously, it’s important to check with your pediatrician when figuring out what your individual child needs. No two darlings are alike. Once that’s done, take a look at these great ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner that will bring a smile to even the most discerning tot’s face.