Cracking your head to feed your fussy little one? You’d need to be creative with colours, shapes and variety to convince him/her that food tastes good. Not only that, preparing food together be a perfect opportunity to bond! Try these speedy easy kiddy meals:
½ cup all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
43 g egg (small)
120 ml milk
14 grams unsalted butter, melted
- In a large bowl, mix together ingredients A. Whisk ingredients B in a separate bowl.
- Make a well in the center of mixture A and stir in lightly mixture B with a wooden spatula. Don’t over do it.
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Grease it lightly with butter or use a non-stick vegetable spray.
- Place the silicon-shaped mould on the pan. Make sure it is evenly placed and gently pour the batter into the mould.
- Turn over when bubbles start to appear and the bottom of the hotcake is browned.
- Repeat with the remaining batter, occasionally greasing the pan.
- Place hotcakes on a plate, serve with a variety of toppings and let your child’s creativity run wild!
- Allow your child to help measure the ingredients.
- Provide your child a variety of fruits or vegetables, cut into different shapes (sliced, wedges, cubed).
- Serve ‘Make-your-own’ hotcakes for the whole family, with a topping station set up with a variety of fruit and vegetables.
Pizza ala Urbano Salute
1 Flour Tortilla Wrap (pre-packed)
¼ canned tomato puree
1 bay Leaf
100 g chicken fillet, sliced thinly
2 Fresh Mushroom, sliced
1 zucchini, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon canned corn, drained
¾ cup Mozzarella Cheese
Ground black pepper
- Pizza sauce: Pour tomato puree in a saucepan; add thyme and bay leaf and leave to simmer. Stir occasionally, add salt and pepper to taste. Put aside to cool.
- Season chicken slices with salt and pepper and pan fry with minimal oil.
- Preheat oven to 150°C.
- Place tortilla wrap on a baking sheet. Put all other ingredients nearby for easy access.
- Spread pizza sauce over tortilla wrap with the back of a spoon.
- With the help of your child, sprinkle all ingredients on the wrap (save the cheese for last).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese has melted and the base is crisp.
- Leave to cool and cut into triangles.
- This recipe is a great way to disguise vegetables.
- Substitute the ingredients for added variety, for instance, zucchini can be replaced with thin slices of cauliflower or chicken slices with tuna.
Whole meal bread, sliced
White bread, sliced
½ carrot, blanched
1 slice of cheese
- Cut off the edges of the bread and cut into four.
- Cut carrot into slices and cucumber into thin strips.
- Alternate between white bread and whole meal bread to form 3 rows of 3.
- Whole meal Bread: Cut the slice of cheese into four and place them on the bread. Place sliced carrot.
- White Bread: Scoop a dollop of jam and place them on each slice of bread. Place cucumber strip to form a cross.
- Provides a nice surprise when your child refuses to eat his usual fare.
- A great way of adding vegetables into your child’s meal.
- Use a melon baller to scoop out the fruits.
- Place fruits in a bowl and serve chilled.
- A healthy, refreshing snack on a lazy afternoon.
- An easy dish at birthday parties or pot-luck.
- Play counting games as you eat!