Modern children are notable gourmets and picky at the same time.
Food for them should be appetizing, beautiful, exciting, like 3D movies. A slide of buckwheat porridge without embellishment and a prize compote at the end of lunch impress only a minority. What to say about vegetables, which many tomboy look with absolute indifference!
You can, of course, come up with something, however, not always and not all parents have the time and mood to create on the plates edible multgeroev from cucumbers, pepper and parsley.
What to do?
The easiest way is hide the vegetables in some hot dish. I am sure that everyone will now vote for the squash pancakes — is there anything easier and more desirable in the world? Yes, even with jam or sour cream … But all kinds of pastries, albeit with the most useful vegetables, should not prevail in the children’s diet.
But try zucchini, tomatoes, fresh or dry fragrant greens, a pinch of grated ginger try to add to the meat for meatballs and meatballs — they, under the patronage of Carlson, the children’s audience respects.
As a plus — this dish can be stewed and baked, and immediately for a couple of days.
Most juicy in color cream soups for children cook from vegetables. Carrots, pumpkin, the same Signor tomato, spinach and sorrel.
True, what to do if they are fed up with a young gourmet?
Again meatballs as a side dish for soup, only now purely meat or fish. There is an alternative: tiny inflorescences of pre-fried cauliflower — personally for girls.
And for boys — small shrimp.
The main thing is that fishing at dinner is not delayed … The important point is that the soup in this case should not be too thick.
Kids love pasta. But let’s not sprinkle them with sugar, let the child comprehend the real Italian cuisine. Choose long zucchini and carrots and cut the vegetables into very thin straws, almost strings (there are even special tools for this).
Boil usual spaghetti in salted water, and two minutes before the final add to them zucchini and carrots. Ready-made pasta with vegetables is a good idea to lightly fry in a pan in olive oil.
A little basil or oregano does not hurt. Do not eat everything yourself, leave the children …
However, optional vegetables to hide.
You can interest the child with them. Does your child already know the taste of citrus lemonade with mint and rings of fresh cucumber? Or here’s a strawberry … Cut it into slices, add crunchy cucumbers and lemon dressing.
Perhaps a bright combination of berries and vegetables will attract the attention of a naughty eater. There is another way to feed children with cucumbers, called dzadziki, but without garlic. Grind cucumber grated and mix with natural yogurt.
You can dip in our sauce long crackers or carrots.
From the realm of fantasy, but what if a child becomes interested in green celery?
The famous chef-restaurateur Jamie oliver came up with a lunch for vegetarians — he baked spicy cherry tomatoes in halves of sweet bell pepper. Imagine how many different bright inflorescences! This is an idea for you, if the pepper stuffed with rice or meat, the child is not impressive.
Multi-colored tomatoes will flash as traffic lights, awaken imagination and appetite.
And finally a jar of thick sweet carrot or pumpkin jam with orange. The matter is, of course, painstaking, but how can we leave little sweet-teens unattended? In a syrup of moderate thickness, dip the grated vegetables and orange pulp, season with cinnamon and boil over high heat.
Sometimes ground walnuts are also added. Jam should be sandwiched biscuit roll and decorate the most popularly favorite pancakes — Sunday breakfast will not take place without them …