5 Nutritious Recipes That Your Fussy Eater Can’t Resist

Nutritious Recipes That Your Fussy Eater Can’t Resist

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My two-year-old son’s mealtime is a nightmare for me! It is almost impossible to make him open his mouth to eat. Every time he refuses a morsel with a shake of his head, I get impatient and feel helpless. And why not! Seeing her child practically starve themselves simply kills a mother.

Yes, I agree that fussy-eating is part of a toddler’s development and the phase shall pass. But it didn’t make sense to me to do nothing and wait until then. I know many other mothers out there would agree with me. So, I quickly came up with alternatives which were tasty and healthy. Of course, I could play around with the food and make it interesting looking so that my kid would want to eat them. But at the same time, I discovered something else too.

Below you would find a few tricks and tips that you can adopt. This will be mighty helpful to get that fussy-eater some good nutrition!

Quick, Nutritious Foods To Serve Kids

Food can be a very boring thing to indulge in, especially if it looks less colorful and more regular. Why would your kid want to eat the greens when it doesn’t look appetizing? So, come up with foods that look interesting. How about making a face out of a carrot or eyes with peas? Below, we’ll give you some fun ideas to make foods look (and taste) yummy.

1. Bunny Face Sandwiches

Food that looks yum has more chances of being eaten. So, try the below recipe.

Preparation time: 10min

You will need:

  • 4 Loaves of bread
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • A few peas
  • 2 black olives
  • Finely chopped spinach leaves in peanut butter

How to:

  1. Add the finely chopped spinach in peanut butter and mix them well.
  2. Spread the peanut butter on the loaves of bread and add two slices of carrots for eyes.
  3. Put two peas on each carrot slice as eyeballs.
  4. Use black olive for the nose.
  5. You could add two big spinach leaves for ears.

2. Mayo Salad

There is no harm in giving your kids some cheese in breakfast. Cheese is a good protein and fat, and when consumed in moderation, it helps children grow better.

Preparation time: 15min

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You will need:

  • 1 finely chopped green capsicum
  • 1 finely chopped zucchini
  • 1 finely chopped beetroot
  • Finely chopped spinach
  • A cup of boiled and slightly mashed sprouts (you could use unboiled sprouts too)
  • 30gm mayonnaise
  • 1 cup whole milk

How to:

For the parmesan cheese dip:

  1. Boil some milk in a pan.
  2. As the milk reaches the boiling point, add in some grated parmesan cheese.
  3. Continue stirring till the cheese completely melts into the milk, and the mixture becomes a little think.

For the salad:

  1. Add all the finely chopped ingredients into a large bowl and mix them well.
  2. Generously add the parmesan cheese dip to the mixture and mix well again.
  3. You could add some oregano and black pepper along with some salt to give the salad a nice flavor.

3. Fruit Paradise:

Make a tiny island with fruits and add some date palm trees. The very sight will make kids want to eat fruits.

Preparation time: 15min

You will need:

  • 2 kiwis cut in shape of date palm leaves
  • 2 small cut bananas
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 4 cherry tomatoes or 2 small cut tomatoes
  • 6 cherries
  • 1/4 thinly sliced pineapple

How to:

  1. Cut the fruits.
  2. Decorate them in such a way that they look like date palm trees.
  3. Use kiwis for the leaves, bananas for the trunk, cherries, and tomatoes to decorate around the tree, and pineapple to form the sun.

These fun recipes could make your fussy eater interested in food. But you need to make sure that the little amount of food that he is consuming is enough to meet his nutritional needs. This is where you need a comprehensive health and protein drink PediaSure. The drink has been there for a very long time, and mothers vouch for its goodness. Above all, PediaSure is the number one brand recommended by paediatricians.

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Your kid will be glad to have PediaSure thanks to its various flavors. And you’d be surprised to know that you can use PediaSure to make your child eat other foods too. How? Use it as an ingredient to make a smoothie or popsicle.

4. PediaSure Delight:

Preparation time: 2min

Cooking time: NA

You will need:

  • 2tbsp Pediasure Vanilla Delight or PediaSure Premium Chocolate
  • 1 cup boiled milk

How to:

  1. Add PediaSure in the glass and pour in about one-fourth cup of warm milk.
  2. Stir the contents together and then add in the rest of the milk.

5. PediaSure Chocolate popsicles

Preparation time: 10min

Cooking time: NA

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup PediaSure Premium Chocolate
  • 2 cups boiled milk
  • 1tsp sugar
  • a few popsicle sticks

How to:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender and pour it into popsicle molds.
  2. Freeze the molds for about five to six hours.

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While using PediaSure, follow a few tricks to make your fussy eater interested in food. What’s more, you will not have any more complaints about your child’s food habits. #BetterImmunityBetterGrowth

7 Tricks To Make Your Child Eat:

  1. Wait before you strike: Kids warm up to eat an hour after you give them the meal plate. So, stop getting desperate. Wrap up the food or put it aside if your toddler refuses to have it. Let him have a bath and play. Meanwhile, he will get hungry. Offer the food again and see him finish off the meal. Remember; do not to give him snacks in the meantime.
  1. A ‘no-thanks’ plate: Some kids throw away food if they find something they dislike about it. If your sweetie pie is also a ‘food-thrower’, give him a small empty plate along with the meal plate. Name the empty plate as ‘no-thanks’ plate and tell him to drop the food he does not like on that plate. He will like the idea for sure!
  1. Decorate the food: Veggies are a common enemy for children. But they are something which you cannot avoid. Therefore, make some interesting shapes out of them. Decorate the food plate with colorful food. Make it look like a garden, or encourage him to imagine shapes such as clouds, and animals from the vegetables he has on his plate. Be creative to make food-time fun for him!
  1. Eat before you serve: Now this one is tricky, but might work! Get a plate of food for yourself and begin eating. You would be surprised to see your fussy eater grab your plate. The simple logic behind this is that kids want what you have. If they find you enjoying carrots and peas, they will follow suit.
  1. Make meal-time a family time: Sit at the dinner table as a family. Let your toddler imitate you. Allow him to eat by himself, if he enjoys that. Be patient and prepared for a messy mealtime. Let the little one have fun eating food. Finger foods are easy to manage for the little hands.
  1. Target snack time: Convert the snack times into mini-meal time. Feed him the same foods that you have prepared for breakfast or lunch. Small meals would ensure that your kid has a full tummy through the day and would not indulge in junk snacks.
  1. Involve the child: Engage your child in meal planning. Ask him and cook what he needs, and this obligates him to eat.

Note: PediaSure is not for those who are lactose intolerant.

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