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7 Healthy Recipes For Picky Eaters

Healthy Recipes Your Child Will Love

I’m guessing that since you’re here, your child is a ‘picky eater’ too!
Tired of him whining at the sight of vegetable stew? A nice leafy salad? baked beans? Or
just about anything that screams HEALTHY?,. Well not to worry anymore! We have just the
perfect bunch of exciting recipes that you can try right now to get your child craving for more
greens! There’s nothing a little effort and some disguises can’t fix.

Your menu for the weekend is all about simplicity and colours! Knowing how toddlers decide
their love/hate relationship with foods based on first looks, these dishes will surely catch their
appetite and health.

Healthy Recipes

Banana pancake

In a hurry and have only 7 mins to spare until breakfast time? Banana pancakes got your
back!

Let’s get started with beating mashing 2 ripe bananas into a bowl, mix in 2 eggs and 1tsp
vanilla extract until combined. Add in some oats and cinnamon for a nutritious twist.
Add a scoop of pancake batter(1 tbsp. for mini pancakes) into a medium heated pan and
cook each side until golden brown(roughly 2-3 mins)
Serve with a generous side of sliced bananas and a drizzle of maple sauce/honey.

 

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Finding a hearty breakfast for a picky eater always seems like an impossible task. Well, not
anymore. This is the most time-efficient, flavorful, healthy way to have a warm home-cooked
meal. One that’s hard to resist for children and adults alike.

Start by preheating your oven to 350F. In a bowl, whisk eggs with seasoning. Prepare
various filling ingredients : cheese, ham, spinach, tomatoes etc.

Evenly distribute the filling ingredients among the muffin cups, and then pour the egg filling
over top, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25mins till golden brown. Serve once
cooled down with a side of fresh juice for a completed meal.

Toddler Quesadillas

Having a packet of whole wheat, organic tortillas at all times is an essential kitchen staple for
a mom who likes to experiment with recipes while at the same time playing it safe. Is your
child in the mood for a colourful palette of bell peppers, onions, shredded chicken, sweet
potato, and a little cheesy fun? Just season and mix all the said ingredients, fold the tortilla in
half and heat on the stove for a few minutes.

Creamy Spinach Mac & Cheese

A creamy delight to your taste buds indeed!
Briefly fry some garlic and onions in butter until softened. Add in spinach
and stir till it is heated and reduced in volume. Puree this mixture until smooth.
Mix the puree with white sauce and pour over cooked pasta.

Although time-consuming, this dish is definitely worth the work. Possibly your child’s next
favourite comfort food.

 

Caramelized chickpeas/peas

The perfect healthy alternative to the packaged fried chips that your child craves every now
and then.

Preheat the oven to 375degrees. Wash and dry 2 cups of cooked peas of your choice till all
excess moisture is absorbed. Roast the peas in the oven till they are crunchy (appx
40-45mins). Once done, take out from the oven and toss with olive oil and seasoning(1
teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, 2 tablespoons honey) while still
hot. Put the mixture back in the oven for a caramelized texture. Serve while still hot.
Certainly, your child will choose these caramelized chickpeas over the Masala Twists Kurkure
next time.

Honey Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots are a quick and tasty alternative to get some veggies in. Everything in
this recipe from the carrots to the natural sweetener- honey, to the roasting method is toddler
friendly. All u need to do is peel and cut some fresh carrots, toss them into a bowl with
honey, olive oil and garlic(ingredients can be altered to your preference) and mix till
combined. Transfer the carrots to a baking tray and roast in the oven for 20-25 mins, until
tender. For variety, the same recipe goes for other preferred vegetables too.

Dates with peanut butter

All kids regardless of age have a soft spot for sweet treats, especially for those Reese’s
peanut butter cups! But how many of those cups till we start watching out for cavities and
calories?

Let’s call this bite-size snack “Peanut butter cups in disguise”. The only 2 ingredients
needed are Dates and peanut butter. Split a date halfway and fill in a scoop of peanut butter,
for decoration purposes feel free to add chopped nuts, bits of dark chocolate etc.
Refrigerate before serving. The nutritional value of the dates will surely have you and your
a child coming back for more without having to worry about the added sugar and fat
concentration in those Reese’s cups.

All these recipes are perfect for struggling moms with choosy eaters as they are versatile
and can easily be altered to what works best for your child. Also, to mention these dishes are
not limited to children only but can be enjoyed thoroughly by adults as well. Click here if you would like to learn more about the ideal nutrition for a baby.

Happy cooking!