1/2 carrot, sliced into rounds
1/2 corn cob, cut into 3-4 smaller cobs
cooking oil spray
star biscuit cutter (or other shape you have available)
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Peel and slice the potato into rounds about the thickness of your finger.
Use a biscuit cutter to press in the star shape (you may need to hold the cutter in place then use a knife to cut it out). Once they are cut, arrange them on an oven tray lightly sprayed with cooking oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile, steam the carrot and corn cobs until lightly tender.
Once the potato stars are cooked, arrange them on a skewer with steamed carrot and corn cobs.
Kids love sticks! They are great for drawing in the sand, poking in the mud and hitting younger siblings! Sticks are also great for helping to make food fun.
There are plenty of interesting combinations that work well on skewers. Try a mix of favourite and ‘new’ foods.
The Fussy Kids Cook Book
As busy mums we know how frustrating and disappointing it can be when you prepare healthy food for your children and they reject it! You don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing different meals for everyone and you probably don’t want to offer unhealthy options, even though you know your children may eat them.
The Healthy Mummy, Australia’s largest parenting site for expectant and new mothers has just released a brand new cookbook designed for parents with ‘fussy eaters’.
The Fussy Kids Cookbook contains over 75 healthy recipes, practical strategies, ideas and tips to assist parents in managing fussy eating behaviour to alleviate stress and anxiety for parents and children.
• Between 20-50% of developing children exhibit fussy eating behaviors
• Up to 85% of children with developmental disabilities can exhibit fussy eating behaviors.
• Fussy eating can emerge from 2-3 years old and persist through to pre-adolescence.
• Eating strategies for parents to stretch their child beyond current eating comfort zone and into being a competent eater.
• Step by step guide to get children through transition and progression stages.
• Dietary guide for a balanced diet – what kids should be eating and what they shouldn’t.
The whole family can enjoy The Fussy Kids Cookbook recipes and many come with tips and ideas on how you can present and prepare food to encourage fussy eaters to try new things.
Recipes in the book range from breakfast, lunch, dinner and healthy treats and smoothies.