Nadia’s son has become a fussy eater… Find out what she’s feeding him to keep the peace at mealtimes
Haha, who would have thought I’d turn out to be a fussy eater? Not my mum, for one! I expect she thought she had it all sorted and that I was going to love all foods as much as her, but nah. Actually, I reckon I’ve got better taste buds (I mean, who could like pumpkin?!). I do LOVE carbs (pasta is my favourite), fruit and sometimes meat, but when it comes to veges I’m quite picky – broccoli and peas are nice, but everything else is a bit ho-hum. I hear some mums put them in food when you’re not looking, which is very sneaky. Here Mum’s given a few examples of the kind of thing these mothers get up to. Lucky she doesn’t do that to me!
1 Fruit & vege smoothie
Add a handful of greens (spinach, silverbeet or kale minus stalks) to a fruit smoothie made with flesh of 1-2 oranges, ½ banana (or ½ cup frozen berries), ¼-½ avocado (optional) and water. Blend. Frozen chopped cauliflower is also great to add; you can’t taste it!
2 Vege frittata or omelette
Bodhi loves eggs so I will often chop up the dinner that he didn’t want to eat (mainly the vegetables and meat part) and cook it in an omelette for a second try at dinner. I don’t like food being wasted and Bodhi seems to think these things taste much better in an omelette!
3 Fritters or bolognaise sauce
Grated or cooked and mashed veges can be turned into yummy fritters with the addition of some egg to bind them together and some starch like potato; or add them to a mince bolognaise sauce. Mmmm.
“I’m not too keen on vegetables, but I do looove Mum’s homemade ice cream”