7 July 2013

Overcoming Fussy Eaters - playing with colours

Although my children have seen me eat most things from snails to oysters to frogs legs they are nonetheless fussy. By serving the food at the table in front of them over time they will get inquisitive and start asking to taste different food. I do put some on their plate and my older one will try new foods but my younger one will still push it away. I do however always point out how colourful our food is.

One way of encouraging your fussy eater to taste new foods is to play with the colours. If you get a chance to go to the supermarket with them you could ask them what colour they would like their dinner to be that evening. If they say red, then you could give them fish covered in tomato sauce (http://kinderkitchenrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/todays-nutritious-recipe-from-kinder.html) or pasta with tomato and red pepper sauce. If they say blue you could make them a fruit wand (recipe below). You could try cooking an aubergine and ask them to try it and tell you what ‘purple’ tastes like. Pizza faces can be very colourful using peppers, sweetcorn, peas(http://kinderkitchenrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/healthy-kids-recipes-homemade-popcorn.html). The key is to try and be inventive.

Fruit Wands

I found these on a wonderful website called Weelicious. For the recipe go to http://weelicious.com/2012/06/29/magical-fruits-wands-for-your-fourth-of-july-celebration/

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I tried these wands at lunch time with my twins and they actually sat still for 15 minutes. I used raspberries and grapes instead of the blueberries. Great recipe on making eating fruit more interesting.