Synopsis of a 5 day healthy eating plan (for kids)

It’s ‘throwback Thursday’!!! Way back when, here at Mums In Real Life we trialled out a 5 day healthy eating plan on some of our fussy little eaters. The results were AMAZING!!!! Take a read and as always, here at Mums In Real Life we’d love to hear any tips of secrets you may have! We’re all in this together, right?1

Soooooo, what an interesting few days in terms of the healthy eating plan we put in place and trialled throughout the week. As you may recall (or if you are new, welcome and all will make sense soon), we’ve been trying to encourage a couple of our fussy little eaters to try more food ingredients. Hail the red kidney bean!!! Hoorah for Mexican music! I salute you cod fillets rolled in breadcrumbs! You are forever in my heart, Avocado!

Looking through books, discussing what food we love & why, what food they REALLY dislike (and why – some untasted) we put together a menu. One that was simple, achievable but with a few dishes ordinarily a couple of kiddie winks ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT EAT at this stage in their little life.

Quite frankly, meal times were starting to get quite tedious. I’ve mentioned before, it was like Ground Hog Day.

See our previous blogs for some of the results. The one I was most dreading, was our Mexican theme night. I’ve tried this before. Loads of times. However, at some point this week all of the cogs fell into place.

I made up a quick mince dish today – it was so easy. For the purpose of this menu I left out Chillies, but I did add Cumin, Ginger, Paprika and Garlic.

I whizzed a (very) ripe Avocado in the blender with a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream and some lime juices. It took about 30 seconds and then I twisted in some pepper.

That was it. Done. As I went to pick my kids up, I mentioned to Tahlia that I really wasn’t sure how dinner time would go down. I genuinely felt quite torn about it.

I shouldn’t have worried. Like I say, some cogs had fallen into place for my youngest. I do confess at this stage to playing traditional Mexican music this morning, us all dancing around, really ‘bigging up’ tonight’s meal.

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Here are the results: Yes, they even ate the kidney beans 👍🏻

So a good week. I will go to bed tonight knowing that I’ve been well and truly played. The fact is, there isn’t much my ‘fussy’ little doesn’t like. Apart from a bit of control. But before I head off to bed, I’m going to add some jalapeño peppers to the mince and enjoy my feast (Mexican music and all).

Give it a whirl 👍🏻

Crispy Chicken Dippers

As the half term has come upon us, I’ve been having a think about some quick and easy dinners that I can encourage the children to help me with. I didn’t have to think too hard, home made Chicken Dippers are a kids classic and so simple to make!! With this recipe, I froze half of the dippers as I didn’t need 12 for today… Bonus….some extra pre prepared homemade food for the week when you are rushing back from half term activities!!

Meal times do not get easier than this!!!

Ingredients:

Chicken Strips – 12

Bread Crumbs (I used 2 stale bread rolls, but you can use pre bought or slices of bread)

1 Medium Egg

Method:

  1. Preheat the Oven to 180.c
  2. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat.
  3. Whizz the Bread Rolls/Bread in a blender until you get fine bread crumbs
  4. Arrange your ingredients into a production line, ready for little (freshly washed) hands

5. Dip each Chicken strip into the egg

6. Place each coated Chicken Strip onto an Oven Proof Dish

7. Cook for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with whatever you fancy!!…..my children wanted Ketchup and Salad 🙂