See the world through a child’s eyes everything is a wonder, a joy, and an avenue to explore. A child’s mind is constantly exploring: colours, textures, tastes, shapes etc. And what catches their attention is something that is unique and different from the ordinary. It works the same way with food too. Don’t we all know how difficult it is to get a child sit at the dining table and enjoy his food? Although they look adorable with their noses up in the air saying “NO’, as parents it is important that we ensure that they eat nutritious meals regularly. At the same time, they seem to relish the junk food available outside, tasty maybe, but not very healthy.
So how do we achieve this exasperating and impossible task of making meal times fun for children?
Treat them to fun-filled, delicious and nutritious food in various colours, shapes and textures. Ensure that the food is not messy and very easy for them to pick up and eat on their own and relish the different tastes. So I present – Finger Foods for Kids, a book that is compiled with recipes that are nutritious, tasty, easy to eat, and most importantly, a lot of fun for 2 to 12 year old kids!
The book is divided into five sections: Dips & More Breads, Tarts and Crackers Mini Munchies Veggie Tit-Bits and Sweet Treats. All the 30 recipes are prepared with child-friendly ingredients like potatoes, cheese, bread etc. Of course, I have also added a healthy share of vegetables, dairy products as well cereals and pulses along with these ingredients to make a complete snack for your bundle of joy. Try recipes like Cheese Dip with Vegetable Crudités, page 8, Crusty Potato Fingers, page 19, Bread Pattice, page 31 and so on…
Try these recipes…I am sure the next time your child will ask you to o cook more of these finger foods than eat the junk snacks available in the market.
Heres wishing you happy cooking, and your little one a very happy meal!