After about a year and a half, the child realizes that in addition to cereals and curds there is a huge world with candies, cookies and in general, the mother does not go anywhere, you can twist her nose in front of the plate.
For almost 3 years I have tried all kinds of cereals and most of the methods of their preparation and serving. As it turned out, my daughter of them all recognizes only manna and very rarely buckwheat. How in the kindergarten children are fed with oatmeal and pumpkin porridge for me remains a mystery at about the same level as the principle of the fax.
In order to diversify tedious semolina, I use frozen strawberries (blended in a blender in the summer), jam, honey.
Unlike me, the daughter despises fish dishes. Although, if you say that the fishcake is made and meat, and make it in the shape of a heart, the child will eat, honestly.
The only fish with which you can sometimes feed your daughter is river trout baked in the oven. Yes, as in that joke: Mother and I are aesthetes, for the trout should be with herbs, salt and lemon.
His main appearance here is pork. I usually cook the chops and chops. To make bits and bits comfortable and easy to bite and chew, I carefully beat them through food film and marina separately – with garlic for myself and my husband, without him – for my daughter.
We also have a rabbit in high esteem. Usually I stew it in sour cream with carrots and rosemary. With a side dish in the idea of mashed potatoes, this dish we have a real hit!
I do not know about you, but all the children in my company love borscht, the usual Ukrainian red borscht. And some are also ardent admirers of green (from sorrel). I cook soup is not very fat, without beets (but with tomato).
Both I and my daughter love homemade chicken soup (sometimes with rice or vermicelli). You can eat separately the broth with meat, you can just meat, depending on the desire.
Sometimes we have catfish or salmon in the menu. If you do not introduce the child in the course regarding the ingredients, then the child is full, cheerful and cheerful.
By this word, the daughter means cheesecakes, pancakes, and the usual thin pancakes. Most often they are accompanied by sour cream with sugar, jam, honey. From fillings the most favorite is caviar.
Practice has shown that the amount of pancakes eaten is directly proportional to the madness of their form – the more your products look like fish, heart or cat, the greater will be the desire of the child to eat them.
Side dishes, salads, vegetables
Here we have pasta in high esteem (by the way, I tried several times to cook unusual noodles, but my daughter was not impressed), mashed potatoes (thanks to the kindergarten!) And rice (or pilaf).
My child is almost indifferent to vegetables and salads, except for the hobby of pickled cucumbers and salted cabbage.
We used to have an omelet with cheese in high esteem, our daughter demanded it every day, but then love passed and now I cook it about once a month.
Cottage cheese and yogurt – when you need to eat, but not too satisfying and not enough time for it. For the third month we have been persistently collecting magnets from yoghurts, so the snack menu is stable.
She also loves stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers, but these dishes work best for Grandma. Her latest invention is the use of cabbage, not white cabbage, but Peking cabbage. I confirm that in this way they are much tastier and more tender. But the daughter did not feel the difference, the main thing is that with sour cream.
Rarely, but aptly, we procure dumplings for the future. When there is no time or mood to cook, they come to the rescue. Well, their modeling is one of the favorite kitchen entertainments of a daughter.
Try to eat a balanced and varied, avoiding harmful products, such as convenience foods, fast food, an abundance of pastry. Remember that it is not worthwhile to force the child to eat, otherwise there may be an aversion to food, hidden aggression and resentment.
Introduce your baby to family traditions – eat with the whole family, gather at the table more often, communicate. Do not forget about the rules of etiquette at the table, which must be shown by example.
And what do you feed your preschoolers?