Keto Recipes for Kids (2024)



One of the hardest parts about the keto diet when you have kids is finding meals that everyone will be happy with. Luckily, I’ve found some great keto recipes for kids so you don’t have to search too far!

Making Everyone Happy With Kid-friendly Keto Recipes

There are a few reasons you might need to make keto meals for kids.

Find out more about the keto diet!

Do I have to make separate meals for my kids on keto?

THE number one reason is that as a parent, you don’t have time to be making two different meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day!

If your kids aren’t doing the keto diet, it can make it so much harder to be successful if you’re trying to make separate meals for the family while you’re making a keto meal for one or two people.

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Finding keto meals kids will actually eat

Another reason you may need to make kid-friendly keto meals is because a lot of kids are actually ON the keto diet themselves.

That may be for weight loss, diabetes, seizures, autism, or any number of other medical conditions.

In that case, it’s probably even more essential to find keto meals that will keep kids (and the whole family!) happy, since that’s their lifestyle, too!

Do your kids love waffles? Check out this list of ideas for topping keto waffles!

Kid Friendly Keto Breakfast, Main Dish, and Dessert Recipes for Kids

I’ve organized these kid-friendly keto recipes into three categories below for you: Kid friendly keto breakfast recipes, main dish keto recipes for kids, and keto desserts your kids will love!

And now for the kid-friendly keto recipe list! I've divided these recipes into sections:

Keto Diet Breakfast for Kids

Helping your child succeed on the keto diet rewuires a good, healthy, filling breakfast. Try one of these great keto breakfast ideas for kids!

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Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Do you have plans for Disneyland this year? There's a Monte Cristo sandwich there that I hear is to die for! Now the beloved sandwich has a keto breakfast casserole! Layers of yummy gooey casserole with gruyere or provolone cheese, ham, and sugar free blackberry jam.

Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside! These chocolate chip gluten-free scones are the perfect breakfast or snack!

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German Pancake

I used to make German Pancakes (or Hootenanny Pancakes, as we call them) for my family once a week before keto. So now you understand why this was one of the first recipes I had to create a keto version for when we started keto! This is such a delicious version of a keto German Pancake and is completely flourless!

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Easy Keto Breakfast Bowl

This easy Keto Breakfast Bowl is the perfect start to your kids' morning for school! A protein packed breakfast recipes that will get them started towards a great day.

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Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Keto cinnamon rolls that kids of all ages will swoon over! I may be one of those kids. Ha!

Kid-friendly Keto Meals for Kids!

Are you here to find keto dinners for kids? You've found them! You're bound to find a great keto recipe for your family in this list!

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Keto Mexican Bubble Pizza and Taco Seasoning Recipe

This is another family favorite that absolutely could not get lost in the switch to keto. It's like a warm, cheesy, deep dish pizza casserole with all the yummy taco toppings piled up high on top: lettuce, tomatoes, olives, green onion, and sour cream! The best part is that if you have super picky kids, you can easily place the toppings in separate bowls on the able and they can choose their own. Everybody wins!

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Keto Chicken Pot Pie Casserole - Low Carb/Gluten-Free

Comfort food and kids go together. Keto Chicken Pot Pie has chicken and veggies in a creamy gravy, topped with gluten-free fluffy biscuits. It’s easy, hearty and super comforting!

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Low Carb Pigs in a Blanket

Fathead dough and cooked sausages make these delicious low carb pigs in a blanket a family favorite!

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Kid-friendly Open-faced Keto Chicken Pillows

If you've never used fathead dough before, this is the recipe to start with. Normally, chicken pillows look more like, um, pillows. But to make them easier, I made these kid-friendly chicken pillows open-faced, which also makes them super easy for kids to help make! These chicken pillows have a creamy chicken salad on top.

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Keto Broccoli Nuggets

These cheesy broccoli nuggets have been around in our family for years now, even before the keto diet. My kids lovingly call them "broccoli cookies" and will eat them as fast as cookies. Try them with my new Keto Fry Sauce!

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Keto Fry Sauce

And you'll want some fry sauce with those broccoli nuggets! Kids LOVE this fry sauce in place of sugary ketchup. You can dip broccoli nuggets, faux-tater tots, keto fries, onion rings, and my favorite, shrimp!

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Keto Ham Cheese and Spinach Bites

These keto ham cheese and spinach bites are easy enough to make with the whole family. Kids will love making these!

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Grain Free Chicken Tenders

Another great recipe for your kids to dip in fry sauce!

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Easy Keto Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Sometimes I can't believe I used to actually MAKE tortillas! These lettuce wrap tacos are so much easier and healthier. And it took a few years, but my kids prefer them now! You won't believe the look of shock on my face when my kids saw me eating lettuce wrap tacos and asked if they could have MY kind of taco. And such an easy weeknight keto dinner with kids!

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Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Just because you’re living a healthier, keto friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up on life’s “simple pleasures!” Keto Mozzarella Sticks breaded in egg, parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoned Almond flour is the low carb snack or lunch you have been craving and your kids will love!

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Grain-Free Keto Spinach Macaroni Inferno

This is not your typical caulimac. If you like red sauce AND white sauce, this is perfect. It has both, plus hidden spinach and gooey cheese the kids will love!

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Greek Tuna Cakes

It's so easy to have cans of tuna fish on hand for these tuna cakes! If your kids are picky about a fishy taste, don't give up yet. The Greek flavors in these tuna cakes mask the tuna fish taste and your kids will love them with a bit of fresh keto tzatziki dip on top!

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Crispy Skin, Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Am I the only one whose kids fight over the drumsticks? If this is you, you need this recipe as badly as I do!

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Low Carb Pizza Cups | Keto, Gluten-Free, THM-S

If you’ve been missing the flavor of pizza since you started eating low carb, that ends now. These keto pizza cups are made with fathead pizza dough, the best low carb pizza sauce, and topped with all things that you love about pizza. They are also a great keto recipe (and one that even your kids will enjoy eating)!

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Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Another great keto mac and cheese recipe, this time using spaghetti squash! This Easy & Healthy Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe is low-carb and keto!

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Keto Sausage Pizza Bites

eto Sausage Pizza Bites; The flavors of pizza in a delicious Keto and gluten free bite; perfect for parties, appetizers or snacks! Also great for lunch boxes.

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Satay with Peanut Sauce

This keto satay is such a favorite at our house that my kids ask for it for their birthday dinners. The best part is that it can be made in the oven OR the grill, so it's a recipe you'll be tasting year round! Marinated chicken skewers with the tastiest thai peanut sauce! We put this on cauliflower rice or on days when my kids are really picky, I make them a mixture of brown rice and quinoa and I eat the chicken, veggies, and sauce without rice.

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili is so easy to make: toss together, slow cook for 5-6 hours, and you’re set! Plus, this recipe is tummy friendly with no beans, dairy, or gluten.

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Keto Pizza Roll Ups

You won’t believe how easy these keto pizza roll ups are to make. Whip up a batch to snack or serve as a light lunch!

Try some of these keto dessert recipes for kids!

For picky eaters, the keto diet can be rough. Sometimes, a sweet treat is all they need to get on board. Win them over with these sugar free keto dessert recipes for picky eaters!

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Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

You can make these chocolate raspberry truffles with a fancy mold and let your kids decorate them, but there's also an easy way for kids. Just take the filling, roll it into balls, and then roll them in whatever coating you choose, like crushed freeze-dried raspberries! My kids love making these!

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Low Carb Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free)

Low carb sugar cookies are fun for the whole family! Kids love decorating them and everyone loves eating them.

Kids love cake and this rich and moist keto birthday cake recipe tastes so much like the real thing, no one will believe it's low carb. Plus, it's so easy to make and is perfect for birthday parties or even a weeknight dessert.

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Keto Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Over Thanksgiving, even my non-keto friends raved about these. And my daughter ate TWO of these cupcakes (which is a lot for the girl who never finishes anything!). The cupcake base is rich and chocolaty with sugar free chocolate chips, and the peanut butter frosting is buttery and creamy!

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Keto Snickerdoodles

Keto Cookies that are just like the classic soft chewy cookie without the carbs! These cookies are under a carb per cookie. They're also great for packing in school lunches.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cups

If you have kiddos who suffer from keto constipation, this is a great way to help them out without them even knowing. These peanut butter cup fat bombs have a secret ingredient that gently helps get things loving. These are my favorite fat bomb because they taste SO good (ask my kids, who are constantly sneaking them). And with an ice pack, they work great in kids' school lunches (or mom and dad's work lunches)!

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Candied Pecans Recipe

This sugar-free Candied Pecans recipe is ideal for anyone on a keto diet, but especially for kids who miss sugary treats. Snack on them in trail mix. Or chop them up and use the candied pecans in pancakes, waffles, easy breads, muffins, or sprinkled on yogurt.

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Strawberries and Cream

A favorite after-school keto snack for my kids! My daughter especially knows whether we have cream and strawberries in the house and will ask for this easy treat every time.

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Sugar-Free Gummy Bears

We can't forget the keto candy! This is a super easy way to enjoy a healthy Keto Gummy Bears with your kids.

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Ginger Lemonade Fat Bombs

These lemonade fat bombs are the perfect summer treat that won't leave your kids feeling heavy. And keep some around for when school starts and the germs begin to circulate! They also have anti-inflammatory coldbusting powers to bolster their immune systems and keep them from getting sick from their fellow peers!

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No-Churn Keto Ice Cream (with a Mason Jar!)

Forget the fancy ice cream machine and grab a trusty mason jar for this no-churn keto ice cream recipe! Great for adults and kids alike.

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Coconut Flour Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe

Low carb keto sugar cookies with coconut flour are perfect for kids! This 20-minute keto sugar cookie recipe has sugar-free options for sprinkles and frosting, too.

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Keto Chocolate Brownies Recipe

We all know that you won't make it past the first day of keto with kids without certain basics, like a good brownie recipe. These keto chocolate brownies come together in one bowl and are gluten-free and sugar-free. They’re the perfect sweet treat for a low-carb diet for kids!

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Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Mousse

My kids feel so fancy eating a dessert like this from a pretty glass with whipped cream on top. Keto chocolate peanut butter cheesecake mousse is a creamy & fluffy, yummy, no-bake treat that is low in carbs and gluten-free.

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Copycat Frosty Keto Shake Recipe

This is a Keto Copycat Frosty Recipe that kids will love! If your kids are disappointed when you skip the carby fast food, this will totally cheer them up.

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  1. Keto Recipes for Kids (47)

    FitoruJanuary 12, 2020 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Wow this sugar free gummy bears looks good, will definitely make this at home. My kids will definitely like it.

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      JennJanuary 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Don’t they look yummy? I hope you enjoy them!

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