How to make your toddler eat
It is natural for your toddler to refuse to eat the same food every day. They need a change of taste to get through every meal without throwing tantrums. Sometimes, it is also not possible to prepare a variety of dishes. you have to take care of the fact that whatever you are preparing corresponds to a balanced diet. Protein, vitamins, fat, and carbohydrates are essential during the kid’s developmental stage, and so they should be balanced in every dish. Here in this article, we have listed down some of the healthiest options by which you can make your toddler eat.
Cheese sandwiches will make lovely snacks for tea time so you can give these to your little one in the evening and they also make great breakfast foods so your little one can benefit from it in the morning as well.
This is something that is very easy to feed your child as you need to pair it with something, like milk, and you have a quick snack for your little one. Cereals are best had in the morning.
There is a lot that can be done with vegetables that make them an excellent snack for your little one. Some ideas are mashed sweet potatoes or peas, boiled and sliced carrots and beetroot, and steamed cauliflower and broccoli. Vegetables make the perfect afternoon snack and a great appetizer for lunch.
Your kids will relish the juicy and sweet flavors of whatever fruit is in season. Fruits like bananas and coconuts can be given to your children all year round, but others such as mangoes make a seasonal treat for the little ones.
These healthy cookies need only two ingredients and are a very healthy snack to give the little ones.
- Three ripe bananas
- 200g of oats
Blend everything in the food processor until you are left with a gloopy mixture. Spoon this mixture onto a prepared baking tray and flatten them out a bit Bake at a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes. You can make the oven a bit warmer if you like the cookies to be less moist and more biscuit-like in texture. Take the tray out and cool the cookies before serving
Vegetable Curd Sandwich
This is one of the most fun toddler vegetable snacks and very simple to prepare also.
- Four slices of bread
- 3/4th cup of thick curd
- Half a cup of grated carrots chopped onions and capsicum
- ¼ teaspoon each of mustard powder and pepper powder
- Chopped coriander
- Butter or oil as needed
Toast the bread slices with butter and set aside Mix all the yogurt, vegetables, mustard powder, pepper powder, and chopped coriander leaves in a bowl well. Spread this mixture onto the slices of toasted bread and press down gently. Slice in half to serve.
Banana Peanut Butter Roti Bites
These are so simple that your kids will be able to help you make them. They are also great snacks for the toddler’s lunch box.
- Peanut Butter
Spread peanut butter on the roti Lay the banana inside the roti and make a tight roll Slice the roll into small bite-sized pieces
It is a very healthy option too for your toddler
- Two large overripe bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- One cup milk
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- Two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Put the above in a blender and blend until smooth.
it is extremely easy to prepare and can be made in even less than an hour’s time.
- 2tbsps semolina (dry roasted)
- 1tbsp mashed banana
- 1 cup water
Boil water in a saucepan over low heat. Add roasted semolina with constant stirring. Ensure the mixture is lump-free. Now, add banana mash and cook the mixture for seven to eight minutes over low heat to get the desired consistency. Turn off the heat and transfer the porridge into a feeding bowl. Serve warm.