Kids, our sweet, naughty little ones, who thought eating chocolates, crackers or cream biscuits for every meal is a really amazing idea...but we elders knew it is not at all a good idea...but getting children to eat is a great challenge everyday...so what to do...well i have some ideas which really worked out for my kiddo...so sharing with u the tips tricks and some recipes for our little ones...enjoy.. :-)
Some Tips and Tricks I follow:-
1: Respect your child's appetite — or lack of one
If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack. Likewise, don't bribe or force your child to eat certain foods or clean his or her plate. This might only ignite — or reinforce — a power struggle over food. In addition, your child might come to associate mealtime with anxiety and frustration. Serve small portions to avoid overwhelming your child and give him or her the opportunity to independently ask for more.
No. 2: Stick to the routine
Serve meals and snacks at about the same times every day. Provide juice or milk with the food, and offer water between meals and snacks. Allowing your child to fill up on juice or milk throughout the day might decrease his or her appetite for meals.
No. 3: Be patient with new foods
Young children often touch or smell new foods, and may even put tiny bits in their mouths and then take them back out again. Your child might need repeated exposure to a new food before he or she takes the first bite. Encourage your child by talking about a food's color, shape, aroma and texture — not whether it tastes good. Serve new foods along with your child's favorite foods.
No. 4: Make it fun with little decoration
Serve thin slices of veggies like carrot, broccoli, lettuce etc with their favorite dip or sauce. Cut foods into various shapes with cookie cutters. Offer breakfast foods for dinner. Serve a variety of brightly colored foods. Decorate face or flower or baby sun in bread or paratha..
No. 5: Recruit your child's help
At the grocery store, ask your child to help you select fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Don't buy anything that you don't want your child to eat. At home, encourage your child to help you rinse veggies, stir batter or set the table.
No. 6: Set a good example
If you eat a variety of healthy foods, your child is more likely to follow suit.
No. 7: Be creative
Add chopped broccoli or capsicum to spaghetti sauce, top cereal with fruit slices, or mix grated carrots into paratha, rice and soups...make snacks with nuts and fruits..
No. 8: Minimize distractions
Turn off the television and other electronic gadgets during meals. This will help your child focus on eating. Keep in mind that television advertising might also encourage your child to desire sugary foods.
No. 9: Don't offer dessert as a reward
Withholding dessert sends the message that dessert is the best food, which might only increase your child's desire for sweets. You might select one or two nights a week as dessert nights, and skip dessert the rest of the week — or redefine dessert as fruit, yogurt or other healthy choices.
No. 10: Don't be a short-order cook
Preparing a separate meal for your child after he or she rejects the original meal might promote picky eating. Encourage your child to stay at the table for the designated mealtime — even if he or she doesn't eat. Keep serving your child healthy choices until they become familiar and preferred.
Some of My Kiddo's Favorite Recipes:-
2. Chocolaty Carrot Kheer
3. Bournvita Cake
4. Peanut Laddoo
5. Moong Dal Laddoo
6. KFC Style Fried Chicken
7. Cheeni Paratha
8. Alu Bhaja
9. Bread Pizza
11. Stuffed Mango Pancake
15. Butter Rice
16. Banana Fry with Mustard Paste
17. Chunchi Patra Pitha
18. Chocolate Cheese Cake
19. Egg Mayo Sandwich
21. Sooji Upma
22. Cheesy Smile
23. Peanut Dosa
24. Eggless Date Walnut Cake
25. Poha Roll
26. Choco Almond Cookies
27. Chocolate Cookies
28. Amba Poda Pitha
29. Badam Kheer
30. Tandoori Chicken
31. Tomato Paratha