Believe us, you are not alone if the sentences, “My child has no appetite, he/she does not eat anything!”, “If I do not force him/her to eat, he/she will be hungry all day!”, “He/she is always distant to vegetable dishes!”, “How can I feed a child who does not eat?” keep coming back to your mind. There are thousands of parents in the world who are experiencing similar difficulties. Nutrition is undoubtedly one of the most necessary elements for your child's healthy development. Consuming protein, carbohydrates, minerals, and fats as much as your body needs is very important for your child's mental and physical development.
You first need to ensure that your child perceives eating positively to solve the problem of how to feed a child who does not eat. Having fun at happy tables is one of the most effective ways to regulate your child's eating habits. Inviting your child's friends to your home, eating together can encourage them to try new flavors with their peers. Getting your child to help you prepare food, going shopping together, having them choose the food ingredients, and including them in the cooking process can make them eat the food they contribute more enthusiastically.
The problem of what to do with a child who does not eat vegetables is undoubtedly experienced in many families. Using vegetables in their favorite foods can help children get used to vegetable dishes. Putting vegetables in their meatballs or adding mushrooms to their pasta allows your child to try new vegetables along with the foods they already love.
Preparing vegetable dishes with an interesting presentation is another trick for children to get used to eating vegetables. Children love colorful foods; you can make a plate that attracts children's attention by frying zucchini, potatoes, peppers, carrots, and eggplants in a toaster and add grated kasseri cheese to them. Or you can bake the vegetables into crispy snacks. Your child will get used to seeing the vegetables constantly and then eating them thanks to various fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots that you will put on the table on a plate.
Serving vegetables with healthy sauces (e.g., tomato sauce or a cheese dip) or melting cheddar cheese on vegetables increases the taste of vegetables and makes eating vegetable fun. Sauced and delicious vegetables enable your child to acquire a vegetable consumption habit. You can also make dip sauce from vegetables (dip sauces with beets or avocados).
You can provide a healthier and diverse diet for your child by combining an infinite number of nutrients. In other words, your child may actually like vegetables, the important thing is how you prepare them. Here are healthy and delicious recipes that will make your child love vegetable dishes...
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Zucchini Pie Recipe
Here is a delicious and practical recipe for your child if you think about what you should do with a child who does not eat zucchinis.
- 2 zucchini,
- 1 onion,
- 2 tbsp. olive oil,
- 4 eggs,
- 1 pack of cream,
- ½ tsp. salt,
- ¼ tsp. grated nutmeg,
- 1 glass of grated kasseri cheese,
- Jr. SousChef's Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Dip
Peel the zucchinis and simmer in the boiling water until soft. Chop the onions finely and roast until pink in olive oil. Mix the egg, cream, salt, and nutmeg in a separate bowl, add the onion, and stir again. When the zucchini are boiled, slice them into rings. Place the chopped zucchinis on the baking tray. Pour the mixture over to cover the zucchinis and place the zucchinis back in the same way. Repeat until you run out of ingredients, with a row of zucchinis and a row of the mixture. Allow to cook for about 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 180°C degrees, then distribute grated cheese on top. After removing the zucchini pie from the oven, slice it into a serving plate, and add the Jr. SousChef's Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Dip with garlic, olive oil, and various spices. Bon appétit.
Celery Mücver Recipe
Mücver is a secret formula for mothers to feed children vegetable dishes. Your children will not be deprived of the taste and benefit of celery with celery mücver.
- 2 celery,
- 1 potato,
- 5 sprigs of scallion,
- 5 sprigs of dill,
- 2 eggs,
- 4 tbsp. flour,
- 1 tsp. salt,
- 1 tsp. black pepper,
- Vegetable oil:
After peeling the celery and potatoes, grate and squeeze out the excess juice, chop the scallions and dill finely and add to the grated celery and potatoes. Add eggs, flour, salt, and black pepper and mix thoroughly. Add the oil to a large pan and heat. Place the dough into the heated oil with the help of a spoon. Cook both sides. Serve mücver with garlic yogurt or Jr. SousChef's organic tomato sauce.
Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Vitamin and mineral-rich pumpkin soup is one of the first choices parents make thanks to its nourishment and flavor, looking for vegetable soups for children. Pumpkin, which turns into a carriage in Cinderella tale and finds its place in Nasreddin Hodja jokes, will make children like a pumpkin with its desserts as well as its soup.
- 500 gr pumpkin,
- 1 onion,
- 1 potato,
- 1 carrot,
- 1 potato,
- 2 glasses of milk
- 2 glasses of water/chicken broth
- Vegetable oil
Peel and chop all the vegetables into small cubes. Pour the oil into the pot, sauté for a few minutes, first adding the onion and then the other vegetables. Add the chicken broth and salt and cook over low heat until the vegetables are soft. Add the milk and cook for another 5 minutes. Mix the cooked soup in a blender to get a homogeneous consistency and enjoy.
Vegetable Burger Recipe
The most ambitious vegetable dish for children is undoubtedly vegetable patties. Serving vegetable patties in burger form with baked potatoes is an irresistible flavor for children.
- 1 eggplant,
- 1 zucchini,
- 1 carrot,
- 1 celery,
- 2 sprigs of scallion,
- 5 sprigs of parsley,
- 5 sprigs of dill,
- 100 gr grated white cheese,
- 1 pack of meatball mixture,
- 1 egg,
- Burger bread,
- Jr. SousChef's Organic Dried Tomato Ketchup,
- Lettuce (optional),
For vegetable burger patties, grate the vegetables and squeeze out their juice. Chop the scallions, parsley, and dill finely. Mix all the ingredients and make a patty shape slightly bigger than your bread. You can cook in the pan with very little oil or in the preheated oven at 180°C. Heat the burger buns and spread Jr. SousChef's organic dry tomato ketchup inside the bottom bun. Put the lettuce, vegetable patties, and tomato slices on top and cover with a bun. Serve it with baked potatoes.
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