Looking for recipes to get my kids to eat fruit any suggestions?
Topic: Looking for recipes to get my kids to eat fruit any suggestions?
October 20, 2019 / By Derry Question:
My children are very fussy about eating fruit; my son will only eat grapes and my daughter bananas. I need someway of getting then to eat a wider Varity. Some good recipes from parents experiencing the same would be great…Thanks a lot
Best Answers: Looking for recipes to get my kids to eat fruit any suggestions?
Bennie | 10 days ago
Here are a few things you can try and I hope they help
FROZEN FRUIT DESSERT FOR KIDS
1 (6 oz.) can lemonade, frozen
1 (6 oz.) can orange juice, frozen
2 (6 oz.) cans water
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can crushed pineapple
1 sm. jar maraschino cherries
1 pt. size basket strawberries with stems removed and rinsed well
3 bananas, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 c. sugar
Place first ingredients in blender. Gradually add strawberries, bananas and sugar. Blend well. Place in small Dixie cups with a stick after partially frozen or in Tupperware Pop-Sickle containers which come with a handle
KID'S FRUIT SALAD
1 (16 oz.) can fruit cocktail, drained
2 med. bananas, sliced
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; stir gently to combine. Refrigerate until serving time.
FRUIT ROLL FOR KIDS
Use apples, peaches, pears or nectarines to make this yummy dried candy. The fruit can be canned, which is well drained. Use mashed or pureed fruit. Two methods work well.
First is the blender way. Peel and core fruit, blend until smooth, then cook 5 minutes in a saucepan over moderate heat.
Second is the freeze-defrost method. In advance, peel and core fruit and place it wrapped in the freezer. Remove from freezer an hour before using. Cook in a saucepan, mashing with fork as you go. Cook for 5-10 minutes. If very watery, drain. While cooking, add 1 teaspoon honey for each piece of fruit you are using. (Cook the different fruits separately, although you can cook 1 piece or a dozen of the same type at one time.)
Lay out clear plastic wrap on a cookie sheet. Use 1 piece for each piece of fruit you have cooked. Spoon mixture onto the wrap, staying away from its edge. Spread as thin as possible. If you spread another piece of plastic wrap over the mixture and press down with a wide spatula, it helps to make it evenly thin. Be sure to remove this top sheet of plastic before drying.
Place the tray in the oven (at night) which is turned on to its lowest possible heat or with just the pilot light on, and leave overnight, 6 to 8 hours. The plastic wrap will not melt. If it is dry by breakfast, remove from the oven and roll up the plastic wrap (with the dried fruit) as if it were a jelly roll. THEN PEEL AND EAT! It will last several months this way
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Originally Answered: Good and Different Recipes for Kids?
HEALTHY POTATO SOUP
3 cups potatoes, cubed
1 cup water
1/2 cup carrot, sliced
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 tsp. salt
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 1/2 cups lowfat milk
2 tbsp. flour
1/4 lb cheese, grated
Cook the vegetables (first 5 ingredients) until done. Don't drain!
Add next 4 ingredients (bouillon through cheese). Cook until thickened.
Makes 3 - 4 servings.
HEALTHY & EASY TUNA SANDWICHES
1 can tuna
4 tbsp non-fat sour cream
2 tbsp sweet relish
1/4 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
dash of salt and pepper
Mix tuna, non-fat sour cream, sweet relish (add more or less to taste), cheese and seasoning. Spread on toasted bread or on crackers - it's delicious!
(I think it's best with whole wheat or squaw bread.)
try making custured add any fruit u want them to eat ..............
I love it hope they like it too!!
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I'm not a parent, but this is a wonderful fruit recipe I have. Most of the fruits here can be found in an Asian market rather cheaply. ^_^
Halo-halo (my mother's version)
-Bananas, sliced thinly
-Mangoes, cut into cubes
-Jackfruit, cut into strips (I love my jackfruit)
-Toasted sesame seeds
-Canned lychees, drained of any syrup and halved
-Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired (I prefer to have none or only a little)
-Parfait cups or large glasses to serve it in.
Add as much of the different fruits as you like to the parfait cup, layering the fruit between thin layers of ice and/or cream. Top with azuki beans and toasted sesame seeds.
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try this one:
FRIED FRUITS AND ICE CREAM
YOU WILL NEED
1 can (850 g) DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, drained
1 quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
40 pc pan Americano
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon mixed with 3 tbsp powdered milk
1 MIX DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail with ice cream until well-blended. Cover and freeze for 4-5 hours.
2 FLATTEN bread using rolling pin. Arrange on a tray and sprinkle with cinnamon mixture. Fit each piece into large muffin pan to form a "cup" shape.
3 USING ice cream scoop, scoop ice cream-fruit mixture into each bread ( 20 pieces only). Cover with another slice of bread. Then back to muffin pan. Cover with foil and freeze overnight. Take out from the freezer when just about to fry the pieces.
4 USING a tong, hold each “ball” and deep-fry in very hot oil until just golden. Drain on paper towels. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired. Serve at once.
Good source of Vitamin C – helps fight common infection.
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you can try apple pieces mixed in condensed milk. Make natural jams and spread over toast and give them. Or mix fruits and top over ice creams.....The most simplest reason I give my daughter is - tell her that her eyes will sparkle if she eats carrot, her lips become more pink if she eats apples, etc...I just keep on giving some comparison for her to get hooked...basically kids are fussy...so you need to get them interested to eat even if its fruits...so tell them a story or relate to something they like...am sure they will eat...
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If it looks attractive it helps. I would cut up strawberries, put some in a dessert cup and top with lite cool-whip. You can use any fruit that way. Cut up apples with peanut butter is good, too.
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My daughthers love to help me make meaty mac and cheese. All you do is make homemad mac and cheese and add bacon bits and hot dog pieces. Another idea is corn dogs, and just have dipping sauses thats very fun for them to dip into things. Try looking things up online that will give you more options so you can have a better idea. I would give you links, but sometimes sending links can cuase spam so... Good luck with the job and have fun with the kids.
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try making fruit salad, cut up apples, grapes, bananas, maybe strawberries and put some whip cream, and jello with it, maybe strawberry jello or you could just put some fruit into some jello, thats good too
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Smoothies, pies with fruit (apple, blueberry, peach), ice cream with fruit on top, cereal with fruit in it, juice mixtures that contain several fruit juices help them get more fruit variety, pancakes or waffles with fruit baked in or fruit on top, jello with fruit inside it... These are all fun, tasty foods that may get them to eat more fruit.
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Originally Answered: I need recipes for kids snacks and food!?
Of course this depends on how old he is where grapes are okay. If so, my kids used to take pretzel sticks and push them in grapes and then it would look like a lollipop. They thought it was great and they came up with it!