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15 Chili Recipes Worth Making for Your Kids (No, Really)
When it comes to chili, it used to be impossible to please everyone in my house with one recipe. My husband and I like it spicy and meaty, while the kids prefer it mild and brothy. Finally, I conceded and started serving up new chili recipes with all sorts of twists, and everyone seemed much happier. Turns out we all enjoy chili with a little fruit added in, and sometimes we embrace a Tex-Mex twist. No matter how I make it, the dinner is eaten in full and everyone is happy. Read on to find some delicious chili recipes that you and your kids will love.
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15 Chili Recipes Kids Will Love
Pineapple might not be the first thing you think of to add to chili, but you'll love it once you do. Kids will be thrilled with the hint of fruity sweetness. Find the recipe on
Two Healthy Kitchens.
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Easiest Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Vegetarian chili might be just what kids love if they shy away from the meaty variety. This easy recipe is healthy and full of vegetables. Find the recipe at
Happy Deal, Happy Day.
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Easy Chili with Maple Syrup & Cinnamon
The secret to this tasty recipe is maple syrup! A kid favorite, it is sure to please when it is in chili, too. Find the recipe at
Spaceships and Laser Beams.
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Crock Pot Steak and Cherry Chili
You might not think of it right off the bat, but cherries add a luscious dark sweetness to chili which is perfect for little mouths. Find the recipe at
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Mexican Style Chicken Chili
This super delish chili is just right for the family that enjoys a little Tex-Mex twist. It is easy to make and will make everyone happy. Find the recipe on
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Beef Chili with Cheese and Nachos
This delicious and thick chili is perfect for serving with nachos on the side, or over nachos themselves. Kids will adore this new twist on a basic chili recipe. Find the recipe on
Miss Mamos World.
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Vegan Chili with Quinoa
For kids who don't like meat, or are vegetarian or vegan, this tasty chili has all the flavor you want while still staying kid friendly. Find the recipe at
Peas and Crayons.
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Creamy White Chicken Chili
White chicken chili is healthy and smooth, and kids will love the cheesy topping. It's the best kind of non-chili to make for kids who don't want red sauce or need a change from the usual. Find the recipe at
Six Dollar Family.
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Amy's Amazing White Chicken Chili
This chicken chili is just the thing for kids who want a hearty chili without a red sauce or thick white sauce. Find the recipe on
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Three Bean Chili
Some kids love beans and not a lot of meat. If so, this is the perfect chili recipe for them. Find the recipe on
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Cincinnati Chili Recipe
This delicious chili recipe is great for kids because it is served over noodles. Kids love noodles! This fun presentation is easy and great for everyone. Find the recipe on
To Simply Inspire.
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Easy Sausage Chili
Some kids prefer the flavor of sausage to beef, and this is the perfect solution. It is simple to make and will please the whole family. Find the recipe on
The Mama Report.
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Simple White Chicken Chili Recipe
For the simplest white chicken chili recipe, look no further. It is full of fresh avocado and rich flavor. Find the recipe on
To Simply Inspire.
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Turkey is often overlooked as a kid-friendly ingredient, and it is actually perfect. It is ideal for kids who don't want red meat but still crave rich flavor. Find the recipe on
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This delicious vegetarian recipe is full of fresh vegetables. The kids will love helping you chop them up to help make dinner. Find the recipe on
Home Cooking Memories.
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