Feeding kids can be a daunting task, especially if they are fussy about their food. The mom who runs after their kids trying to put some food into their mouth are all exhausted after a meal session. If you have a picky eater at home, then this list of fun recipes would definitely help you to a great extent. Read on and impress your picky eater.
1. Pear Penguins
It is very important to include fruits in a kids’ diet. However, making them eat it might be a bit of a task, especially when it is raw. Pear can be given the look of a penguin to make eating it more interesting. Peel the pear, cut out two wings on the sides and using a pastry brush dipped in melted chocolate, paint the penguinâs body. You can experiment in this manner with other fruits as well.
2. Tomato Mammas
Slice a tomato in half, scoop out the insides, fill it with a yummy stuffing of breadcrumbs, cheese and garlic powder, and style the Mammas hair using some cooked spaghetti. Bake in the oven until done and then dig into it. Children can play around with the spaghetti, trying to style it in whichever way they please. The meal is quick, delicious, and nutritious for kids.
3. Tricky Tacos
This is no ordinary taco made with tortilla, but a cookie, which is transformed into a taco shell. Bake the cookie dough in the oven and then when it is still warm, make the taco shell by curving it around a foil or rolling pin. The advantage of this recipe is that you can make any kind of filling for the taco but fruits like strawberries and peaches make the perfect filling.
4. Stick Stacks
Any food on a stick is yummy and kids love it for sure. Add pancakes to the stick and they will definitely savor it. Instead of making the usual large pancakes, go ahead and make tiny pancakes, which you can gobble up at once. Instead of stacking it on a plate, thread them on to skewers, alternating with fruit of choice. Dip the stick stacks into maple syrup and devour one layer at a time.
5. Starry Night Bites
This is a great way to get your kids to eat rice. Rice provides strength, energy, and sufficient amounts of Vitamin B1 to the human body. Make this colorful and creative dish of purÃ©ed blueberries and raspberries along with brown sugar and use it to cook the rice to a sticky form. Then with artistic flair, spread the purple rice on to the plate and using cookie cutters, cut out small stars and moon shapes from cheese slices and get the kids to decorate the rice. It is a starry night indeed.
6. Bug Bite Sandwiches
Sandwiches are a hot among kids most of the time; make them in different shapes and sizes and they would love it even more. Use pita bread and turkey to make some dragon fly shaped sandwiches. Dab some cream cheese, jam, and use fruits to make it more innovative and interesting for the kids. The colorful dragon fly on their plates would arouse interest as well as tempt them to eat it without any fuss.
7. Multi Decker Dessert
Make about eight six-inch size basic pancakes and play the stacking game with it. Each member of the family can place a pancake on the plate and spread his or her favorite topping. The plate is then passed around and the next family member gets to top the pancake with his choice. Continue this until everyone gets a chance and watch the pancake tower grow taller. Toppings such as jams and peanut butter can be used.
Making any kid of food fun and interesting to the eyes will make kids eat them without much fuss. The choices are endless. Coin a healthy diet regime for the kids including all sorts of vitamin, protein, and calcium foods and then be creative with it. Experiment with all sorts of fruits and vegetables and adapt it to fun and interesting shapes and designs, and the kids would surely enjoy a mouthful.