Feeding a little toddler can be a handful but once you’ve cracked it, it can be some of the most rewarding experiences ever. The key is to keep it fun, exciting and nutritious. Here are three healthy recipes that’s easy and flexible so you could change it as you see fit!
Garlic fried rice
Fried rice is a favourite of mothers to prepare for their children. It’s easy, versatile and quick to be prepared. All you need for this one is cooked rice, butter, chopped garlic and soy sauce.
In a pan add oil and fry the garlic until fragrant. Then melt in a pad of butter and stir the rice with the garlic and fat in the pan. Season with a light soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Serve this with an egg for breakfast so your child gets a filling and nutritious breakfast.
Fruit and peanut butter sandwich
If you have some fruits, bread and peanut butter lying around, make this when your kid is asking for a snack. It’s so simple but it’s a favourite for kids as it’s a fun way to make sure they’re getting their five a day.
Spread low-sugar peanut butter on two slices of bread. On one slice, place sliced rounds of banana and strawberry. Sandwich the slices and cut diagonally or across before serving.
Spaghetti and meatballs are a classic with children, but let’s face it it does not have much veggies they should be getting. Pasta salad is an approach you can take to encourage that. If you choose fun pasta shapes, it makes it all the better for your child.
Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Chop and prepare two of your child’s favourite vegetables (tip: get them to choose during grocery shopping). Toss these and some shredded chicken with a kid-friendly dressing, like mayonnaise or thousand island sauce. Serve.
These healthy recipes are meant for parents to make as they’re fast and flexible, so there’s always a way to personalise it for your children. For more nutritious recipes, check out https://pediasure.com.my/balancedNutrition/recipes