If your baby is already showing signs of being a picky eater, how do you deal with it? I want to feed my 2 y/o nephew soft-cooked vegetables but he refuses to eat those. However, he loves mashed fruits like apple and banana.
How about vegetable purees or smoothies? You can try this smoothie recipe which is delicious and has applesauce and banana as part of the ingredients. The taste of spinach will be subtle and it may help him get used to having vegetables. Ingredients: ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce ¼ cup frozen blueberries 7 frozen strawberries ½ cup fresh spinach ½ banana ⅛ cup whole milk 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon honey Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender except 4 strawberries. Blend for a few minutes, adding strawberries periodically. Continue blending until smooth. (taken from: http://foodiefamilyonthego.com/2013/09/superfood-smoothie-perfect-for-toddlers/)Read more
Does he refuse eating all kinds of veggies or just some? Popular veggie choices for babies are carrots, butternut squash etc. Perhaps you can try pairing the fruits and veggies he likes with some of the veggies he might not like as much. For example, carrots and sweet potato, apple and potatoes, carrots, broccoli and sweet potatoes.Read more
Try to expose the kids to different varieties of foods without pressuring them too much.You can try serving a new food along with some of other food that you know that your child likes. Don’t force the child to eat food. Reduce snacks and drinks intake and having more gap between the meals might help and you can invite an adventurous friend for a meal. Add flavor or crunchiness to the food . If your child prefers sweetness, glaze carrots with a little honey or maple syrup, or if he likes spice, season crab cakes or chicken with pepper powder. The Fussy Eater’s Recipe book by Annabel Karmel has mouth watering recipes and creative ideas presenting food. It gives tips and advice on improving your children's diet and encouraging new tastes. She suggests way of sneaking hidden vegetables into familiar foods such as quesadillas and focaccia pizzas, and offers a healthy take on fast-food favourites like chicken nuggets with dips and sticky barbecue ribs. There's plenty to tempt children of all ages, including pork and peanut noodles, tuna melts, cupcakes and ice creams. For those children with food intolerances, there is a whole chapter of recipes covering dairyfree sauces, gluten-free pizzas and a wheat-free birthday cakeTikky Natt
- Rajan Gupta
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