Children are fussy eaters, and making them eat healthy is an even bigger challenge! From rejecting healthy food to leaving their lunch unfinished, it can be quite daunting to think of how to make your little ones eat. Fortunately, we have a few ways for you to make your child’s healthy food less boring.
Cooking tasty food doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some recipes that are easy, quick and healthy.
1. Kiddie Canapes
A new and simple take on canapes, these are a light and tasty snack, perfect for your kids’ after-school hunger. The name may sound fancy but the recipe is quite simple.
You need: Cucumber/tomato slices, Whole grain bread, Nutralite Mayonnaise, salt, pepper or other seasoning of choice, chopped nuts and dry fruits (optional)
- Toast the bread and cut each slice into 4 squares. Spread some cheese on it, and follow with Nutralite Mayonnaise.
- Season it as desired with salt, pepper, or the seasoning that you enjoy. Top each square with a cucumber or tomato slice. You can slice it in different shapes to make it look all the more interesting.
- If your child is not allergic to nuts, you can sprinkle chopped walnuts, raisins or peanuts over it.
This snack is cute, looks fancy and is a fun, bite-sized way to get vegetables into your child. Cucumbers and Tomatoes are a fresh, hydrating source of Vitamin C and A, and Nutralite Mayonnaise is also fortified with Vitamins. Your kids will enjoy this nourishing and unique snack.
2. The green (but tasty) wrap
Wraps are a quick and easy dinner, especially if you’re a working mom who has to come back home and put a meal on the table. They also allow you to sneak in vegetables that your child does not always enjoy.
For the wrap: Chapatis
For the Filling: Sliced onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and cucumber, lettuce leaves; Boiled egg whites.
Seasoning: Salt, pepper, jeera powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and dry mango powder.
Directions: Spread Nutralite Mayonnaise on the chapati and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper. Keep two or three lettuce leaves on top of this. Then lay the sliced vegetables along the diameter of the chapati.
(To make lettuce crispy, you can keep it in cold water for 10-15 minutes and then drain.)
In a bowl, mix the boiled egg whites with your preferred amounts of all the seasoning mentioned above. Lay this filling over the vegetables on the chapati and roll it all up!
The protein goodness of eggs, combined with the vitamins from bell peppers and Nutralite Mayonnaise makes this a balanced dinner and the perfect way to end the day. This wrap is a fun way to feed your child a healthy dose of vegetables and protein!
3. Egg salad toast
This is an easy breakfast idea to make sure your little ones eat before they leave the house. It takes almost no time and tastes great, while making sure your little one is being nourished.
You need: Boiled eggs - chopped, Nutralite Mayonnaise, salt, pepper, red chilli powder, and whole wheat bread, coriander leaves (optional)
Directions: Mix the chopped eggs, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and red chilli powder to make egg salad. Then toast bread, top it with egg salad and garnish with coriander leaves (optional).
This is a quick and easy breakfast to feed your child - rich in protein from the eggs, Vitamins from Nutralite, and fiber from bread! You can also fold the bread to make this a sandwich if your child prefers it that way.
And the plus side?
Your kid won’t be bored of these recipes that easily, because there’s 3 variants of Nutralite Mayonnaise, and you can use a different one each time!
Healthy food does not always have to be boring. Make your child enjoy vegetables and boiled eggs and all that healthy goodness. Add in some Nutralite Mayonnaise and make the food look cute, it’s a no fuss solution to your child’s picky eating.