Here are some ideas for making kid friendly meals that also helps
to meet the nutritional requirements of the kid.
can be fussy eaters mostly, while some are very cool with anything that pleases
there taste-buds. But since it is important to keep in mind the nutritional requirements of the kid at all times, as it their developmental stage, you have to ensure that each meal you serve them are
healthy, nutritious as well as pleasing to their eyes and mouth. This can
indeed be an ordeal to ensure that all the aspects are met, but with a little
twist and a bit of tweaking to your regular meals, you can get the combination
are some ways in which you can get kid friendly recipes ready without much of
an effort or time:
A Salad Basket
some wafers from the market or bake a basket with whole wheat flour and spices.
In a bowl mix all the seasonal fruits cut into bit sized chunks, season them
with some herbs or appropriate spices and fill them into the basket. The kids
are sure to be delighted with this colourful stuff, and you will be assured
that the nutritional levels are just right.
Make Veg or Non Veg Tortillas
or tacos are always easy to make. In the homely style you can also go for the
usual handmade Roti. Make the filling
with various fillings that you can serve at different times, so that the kid
does not get bored with them. One day you can go green and stuff all green veggies. Serve another tortilla or taco
with a dash of colour like, corn, tomatoes and peas. Then again you have the
option of filling them with scrambled eggs or shredded and boiled chicken.
Chicken Salad Wrap
kids would also love these wraps when you serve them in bit sized portions. Use
a cabbage or a lettuce leaf and fill in with boiled chicken seasoned with
spices. Add colour as much as possible, as kids need to have their meals look
interesting as well.
Hand Tossed Pizzas
is not advisable to order a pizza from the regular joint if your kid is fond of
pizzas. Make them at home with whole grain flour. The base can be peppered with
an abundance of choices, from veg to non veg.
Turn-Around Rice Dishes
the kid is just not ready to have his rice with Dal and Sabzi, you have
to work out a turnaround. Incorporate the same ingredients, but present them in
a different manner. For example, you can boil the veggies and temper them with
the appropriate seasoning and mix it with the rice to give a feel of a Pulao, cutting out the fat content of course. Or add some chunks of fish or
lean meat to make it appear like a kidâ€™s Biriyani.
and adults love them alike. When kids are not ready to have milk or fruits, all you do is mix them
together and make a colourful smoothie. Make sure that the glass is attractive
and serve it with a straw with a little amount of crushed ice. You will find
them gulp it down with glee.
Finally, every mother or parent would agree that
it tough to please the kid at all times. They are all oh-so-moody! One moment
they will finish up the plate, while the next they will refuse to take a single
nibble, even if you have ensured that all the necessary aspects are taken care
of. So, it is just a time to be patient and persistently innovative with your
ideas and presentation of the meal. Without much effort, fuss-free meals will
be a reality.
How can parents make kids have their meals happily? How to make simple
meals interesting for kids? How to prepare nutritious yet kid friendly meals? Discuss here.