Most kids don’t love cauliflower, but this loaded and mashed version from All The Healthy Things has enough garlic, bacon, and cheese included to give a side dish that usually gets the side-eye a total upgrade.
There’s nothing better than a big pile of these easy, simple, slow cooker mashed potatoes from Budget Bytes to make a kid plate an actual kid plate. Whether they take the gravy or not, this is a definite winner.
OK, I know, but hear me out. These garlic green beans from Simply Lakita are simple enough to not overwhelm, but you can also skip the topping if you know your kids will find the tiny flecks of garlic “too fancy” to consume.
For a super easy, kid-friendly dish, try this boiled corn on the cob from Natasha’s Kitchen. Every kid can chow down on some corn, and it’s another quick bite for them to enjoy before they go snooping for Christmas gifts.
For a dish full of Thanksgiving flavors, try this cranberry applesauce from Wholefully. The bright color and punchy flavors will entice kids to try something new, and you just can’t wrong with a tangy applesauce.