Do you have problems with picky eaters in your house? These six recipes for picky eaters are not only healthy, they’re proven to tempt even the most resistant palates. Since the recipes are delicious, the picky eater kids still can’t stand to not eat them. Let’s rock!
Oatmeal with Bananas, Walnuts, Cranberries and Brown Sugar
Kids who eat breakfast are better able to concentrate in school, less likely to fill up on junk food later in the day. This oatmeal recipe is perfect for picky eaters because it’s topped with sweet bananas, crunchy (and heart-healthy) walnuts, chewy dried cranberries, and brown sugar.
Yogurt Fruit Parfait
Sometimes it’s easier to get picky eaters to eat fruit than vegetables. Parfaits are a fabulous, creamy, sweet treat that you can enjoy at any time of day. Create a clever, portable breakfast with this recipe for fruit, cereal, and yogurt parfaits that are frozen in advance for a sweet treat you can enjoy on the run.
Even you are not a huge fan of sneaking vegetables into kids’ food, this is one of those recipes for picky eaters that do include a hidden vegetable. Tell the picky eaters it’s there; don’t tell them. It doesn’t matter. The pureed butternut squash just lends a sweetness to this recipe that is really quite delicious.
Fried Brussels Sprouts
This is one of those recipes for picky eaters that will amaze you. Not only does frying make these Brussels sprouts crispy as French fries, but it’s also pretty healthy, too. That’s because Brussels sprouts are loaded with good-for-you vitamins and minerals, and only a small amount of fat is retained on the vegetables when eaten.
Broccoli Mashed Potatoes
Toss broccoli with potatoes, butter, milk, salt and pepper, and what’s not to like? This broccoli mashed potatoes recipe is always a favorite recipe for picky eaters.
Panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese give this recipe for picky eaters a crisp coating that makes it really appealing to kids who are just developing their palates. This no-fuss veggie is a great side dish with everything from chicken to fish to burgers, or a terrific appetizer as is or with ranch or another dip of your choosing.
Use some of your strategies for coping with picky eaters in developing these recipes, from changing the texture of vegetables to make them taste good to kids to pairing vegetables with foods kids already like.