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Finding well-balanced foods that kids will actually eat can be a challenge. If you’re on the hunt for healthy kid-approved eats, or are interested in working with a recipe-sharing Instagrammer check out the following kid-friendly recipe influencers.

Kid-friendly recipe influencers to follow on Instagram

Regan Hudgins

Foodie and mom of four Regan Hudgins has hundreds of recipes on her blog, Hungry Six. This nano-influencer has a following of about 12.2K on Instagram, which is full of food pictures. One look and you’ll be hungry. These carrot cake cookie sandwiches or this cheesecake biscuit bombs, for example, looks quite tempting.

Erin Sellin – dinnersdishes

In addition to being a food and travel blogger, Erin is a micro-influencer whose healthy recipes include fun fruit skewers, air fryer hot dogs, and homemade chewy chocolate-chip granola bars that kids gobble up as an energy-boosting snack.

Lisa Santangelo – foodfamilyandchaos

Based out of New Hampshire, Lisa blogs about food, family, and travel. She is a micro-influencer who whips up “no churn” chocolate toffee ice cream (topped with homemade chocolate sauce, of course!), sausage, pepper, and onion sandwiches perfect for grilling and chilling, and barbecue nachos that make a yummy game day snack.

Natalie Monson – superhealthykids

Natalie is a registered dietician focused on making fruits and veggies “fun, simple, and delicious” for kids. She has 335K Instagram followers and shares nutritious, family-friendly recipes and meal-planning tips. Whether you want some crispy zucchini fries ready for dipping, three-ingredient peanut butter banana bars, or “no-bake” frozen cheesecake bites packed with whole foods, your taste buds will thank you for following Natalie.

MJ – kidfriendly.meals

As a nutritionist, registered dietician, and busy mom of two, MJ hopes to help parents raise “JOYous” eaters. Her meal plans and easy recipes include tutorials on turkey meatballs, strawberry banana pancakes, and toddler-approved creamy broccoli pasta.

Amy Palanjian – yummytoddlerfood

Amy is all about sharing easy recipes that the whole family — especially kids — can enjoy, as well as advice on cooking for particularly picky eaters. Amy is a mid-tier Instagram influencer whose three-ingredient Creamsicle-inspired treats, sprinkle-topped chocolate avocado pudding, and perfectly portioned toddler snack boxes are guaranteed to please.

Thalia – family.snack.nutritionist

Have a finicky eater in your family? Thalia, who refers to herself as the “Picky Eater Dietician,” has solutions for preventing and even reversing picky eating. She’s a mid-tier Instagram influencer who helps encourage adventurous, happy eaters by answering commonly asked questions on the topic, tips on useful phrases to use at mealtime, and “fuss-free” first foods for building a solid nutritional foundation.

Ashley – veggiesandvirtue

Ashley is a “Dietician Mom” who blogs about all things related to meal time: planning, prep, and helping busy moms navigate this aspect of everyday living. Ashley’s 104K Instagram followers tune in for her “snack hacks” designed to limit grazing, delicious summer lunches for kids using leftovers, and an awe-inspiring snack drawer setup to make life a little easier.

Stacey – my_kids_lick_the_bowl

Stacey is a nutrition writer based in New Zealand. As a mid-tier influencer on Instagram, Stacey shares how to feed your kids real food with a side of laughter. Her honey soy mustard chicken tray bake, baked spaghetti and meatballs, and four-ingredient peanut butter cookies are all fan favorites around the dinner table. 

Matt – realfoodbydad

Food and lifestyle blogger Matt shares his favorite recipes for cooking for his sons, like grilled chicken and peach sliders, pepperoni pizza grilled cheese sandwiches for an easy, filling Sunday meal, and savory stuffed apples for a nutritious, delicious after-school snack.

Winny Hayes

Wife and mom Winny shares lunchbox inspiration, snacks and meal ideas that she uses successfully with her own children. Whether she’s giving her 276K Instagram followers an overview of what her kids eat in a day, recipes for chicken enchilada Crunchwraps, or tutorials on toasted ravioli trays, everything is presented in a way that’s accessible and appealing without being overwhelming.

Catherine McCord – weelicious

Catherine is a chef, cookbook author and businesswoman who has appeared on several Food Network shows. Catherine makes nutritious eating look and sound simply scrumptious for her 316K Instagram followers, whether she’s serving up cinnamon toast pinwheels or banana bites

Kawn al-jabbouri – babyfooduniverse

Kawn is a cookbook author who whips up plenty of homemade foods for babies and older kids to enjoy, as well as dishing out health-related information and tips. She is a mid-tier Instagram influencer who showcases how to make and serve savory stuffed waffles (three different ways!) and too-cute mini fruit cones that make great birthday party treats.


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Amy Whiteford – healthylittlefoodies

Australia-based Amy is a Certified Nutritionist and mom to two little “foodies.” As a mid-tier Instagram influencer, Amy shares ideas for quick and easy lunches, like these avocado quesadillas, homemade apple waffles, and chocolate-covered, frozen bananas for a sweet treat to beat the summer heat.