My kids eat more or less anything so not usually a problem to feed (this is not a snobby thread btw - they get their fair share of fishfingers as well as nicer stuff!!) but I often find that their friends are quite fussy. Its esp difficult when both ds and dd have a friend over at the same time - either 1 is veggie but eats fish, another hates fish and won't eat veg, one likes pasta but only a certain kind .....It usually ends up being pasta with tomato sauce but we've had it so often recently that everyone is sick of it. Without getting too Annabel Karmel about this and hiding vegetables in purees etc., does anyone have any foolproof recipes that kids tend not to turn their noses up at? TIA oxo
shepherds pie, spag bog or roasted chicken drumsticks seem to go down OK. Raw carrots and a bit of mayo on the table to start which they absent mindedly pick at while I am serving up and broccoli and rice with the main (if it is chicken)
How about getting the kids to make their own pizzas. Have the bases, the sauce and all the ingrediants in little bowls ready for them to make them up themselves. They can then choose what they like and ignore the bits they don't like.
Home made pizzas sound a good idea. I'm really surprised by what some kids refuse to eat TBH: last week I did a non-spicy chicken fajitas (sp?) type thing with grated cheese, guacamole and bought tortillas with baby toms and thought the 'guest' would have fun making up little parcels. She hated it . She said that she didn't like the tortillas or cheese or tomatoes('I only like big ones!), the chicken (I only eat chicken with skin!). I even offered ketchup as a last resort but couldn't win. She only cheered up when I made pancakes (although she only liked a certain brand of milk!)
Will do a search for Enid's chicken nuggets which sound yummy. The kids' parents are usually really sympathetic by the way and realise their kids are fussy. They are usually please their kids are being put in a situation where they are offered different foods but I hate to see kids squirm because they hate something or are too scared to try. Think it will end up being pizzas Thanks all
yeah the ketchup thing is crazy isn't it. If someone tried to feed my DD she would look at them as if they were totally mad and announce "I don't like tomato" and then need ketchup with everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I try not to think about the amount of sugar in it