My niece and nephew have spent most of their summer with me since school is out. When they stay over, meal times have to be creative because my niece is one picky eater. It is impossible to get her to eat anything besides pizza and pasta. My nephew, on the other hand, will eat anything. While juggling their own personal preferences for food, I have my toddler who will eat anything one minute but be picky the next.
I try to make foods fun for them. Each time they come the first thing we do is take a trip to the super market together. I try to stock up on fruits and veggies and I NEVER buy them prepackaged sweets. Any dessert they eat will be home made with the exception of ice cream. These past few days my niece stayed over to plan her Fijits party and meal times were made a little more fun with the help of some interesting recipes from We Can Cook.
One stipulation for my niece spending time at my house is she has to try something new each time. I let her go through the cookbook before we went food shopping so that she can have control over the recipes. I didn’t leave anything off limits because I felt that if she had full control, she was more apt to try something different (and healthy.) The tips in the book for making food fun were great and insightful.
She chose the pizza recipe (not a shocker) as well as the fruit kebab, baked chicken fingers, turkey and cheese roll ups. We had a good time experimenting with different ingredients. My niece (who is 7) asked why this cook book doesn’t have too many pictures. I agree, I think that more pictures of the foods and the final product should have been displayed, especially since it is a cook book. When I taught baking classes, I could never give my students a recipe without first showing them what the end result would be.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.