Forget chefs with stringent gourmet expectations, children come out tops when it comes to being some of the pickiest eaters around. Make worrying a thing of the past with our healthy and delicious meal suggestions — so good you will find them irresistible too.
1. Tofu Bites
Tofu cubes are great for providing your child with a slew of health benefits. Tofu contains protein, fibre, calcium, and iron, and is versatile enough to be cooked in different ways. Explore frying, grilling, or even baking your tofu cubes, and drizzle a teaspoon of honey over for a dash of sweetness.
Want something unique? Try our recipe for Chilled Tofu & Lump Crabmeat Salad with Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Sauce here.
2. Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
No child can resist peanut butter. For a healthy and energy-fuelling breakfast, upgrade your usual peanut butter sandwiches by adding banana slices on top. Use whole grain bread or a tortilla wrap to add even more fibre to the satisfying treat.
3. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Everyone loves French Fries and your child is no exception. If you are worried about the saturated fat content in regular fries, switch to a healthier alternative like baked sweet potato fries. They are easy to make and packed full of natural flavour.
4. Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes
Pasta is foolproof dish for any fickle eater. Pesto pasta, topped with chicken and cherry tomatoes, is a yummy treat packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
5. Mini Salmon Burger
It is never too early to get your children started on salmon. The fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12 and D, and can be easily grilled or fried to make a tasty burger patty. Simply add fresh tomato slices and lettuce for a well-rounded meal.