Feeding the little ones may be a challenge for
parents but for grandparents it may seem quite easy. Find out the tips for
feeding grandchildren without compromising on the nutritional requirement of
the growing kid.
Grandparents, especially grandmothers get very excited when
they decide to cook something for their grandchildren. Feeding the little ones
is a form of expressing their affection and mode of indulgence. They want to
feed their grandchildren all the goodies that they can think of. This is also
the very reason why the kids prefer to have meals at their grandparents’ house
as it is a one long party for them. But since the kids are just developing
their digestive system and they require maintaining the desired nutritional
levels, it is important that a few aspects are kept in mind.
This is perhaps the most important point that needs to be
taken care of. Certain kids are found to be allergic to a lot of food items.
Thus you need to know from the parents of the kid/s or from the doctor all that
the kid is allergic to. Allergy
is a deadly proposition as it can lead to digestive disorder, skin irritations,
asthma, to name a few. Peanuts are often not that innocent when it comes to
child’s diet, so it is advisable not to give them peanuts or peanut butter
until they are three, as there is a choking risk. If there is a family history
of allergy, you will be well aware of the aspects that you need to be careful
of. So the guidance of a pediatrician is very important and you also need to
watch out for any negative reactions.
Feeding Tips for Grandparents
Here are some suggestions that grandparents can follow while
Breakfast - Pancakes,
Pancakes have the nutritional element due to the presence of
milk, eggs and flour. It is plain and easy to make and kids usually are
extremely fond of the yummy syrup variants that you can serve with them.
Sandwiches can be made highly innovative and your grandchildren would love you
for that. While keeping it simple and easy on the stomach, you can go for a
whole lot of healthy
options. Most of the times the trick in pleasing the little ones, lies in
the colourful presentation and funny and cute shapes.
Lunch - Soups and Noodles
A granny – special tomato soup has been favourite with kids
for ages. The secret lies in making the soup creamier by adding milk and adding
some unique herbs from the kitchen garden. Soups are not only fuss free to
cook, but high on nutrition and can be made even healthier by keeping it low on
sodium. Some wheat crackers or extra vegetables and meat can add to the
nutritional requirement of the growing kid.
Dinner - Pasta
Grandchildren are in love with pasta with simple tomato and
basil sauce. Boxed macaroni and cheese can be an equally pleasant meal that is
simple and easy to cook and you can team it with plain canned green beans to
enhance the nutritional and fibre content. Kids love garlic bread and you can
make it by mixing some garlic powder in butter or margarine and adding it to
the flour while preparing the bread in oven.
Feeding grandchildren can be a challenge for
grandparents especially if they are fussy
eaters. Kid friendly items can make this task much easier. Talking to the
parents about the food preferences and habits of the grandchildren helps in
making intelligent food choices that help to meet all the nutritional
requirements while being healthy. Some tips and innovative food ideas
simplifies the feeding process and makes it easy and fun.