Food and Nutrition

3 easy snack recipes for fussy eaters

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3 to 7 years

Created by Parentune Support
Updated on Apr 03, 2022

3 easy snack recipes for fussy eaters
Reviewed by Expert panel

Getting a young child to eat is one of the biggest challenges any mother faces. Mealtimes start to seem more like a battle time than family fun time. And if the child is a picky eater, it may magnify the distress. But, did you know that getting children to eat can be made easier if their food is fun-looking and has a story around it.
We got our expert, Smita Gyan Srivastava from The Little Food Junction, to give you three easy-to make and good-to-look at recipes that surely will build your child’s appetite. Dive right in!

Fishy Fishy Fishy

sandwich ru

1 slice of bread
1 slice of cheese
1 cucumber
1 carrot
Half an olive
1)Slice the cucumber into a thin, circular disc.
2) Chop the carrot into circular pieces and cut them into half.
3) On the slice of bread, place cheese slice and assemble the rest of the ingredients (follow the picture). Nip a small piece of olive and make it look like the nose!
Your Fishy is ready to be eaten! You could experiment with other fruits and vegetables too such as tomatoes or black grapes.

The LadyBug Salad

Ladybug Salad ru


1 tomato, halved
3 olives
few leaves of spinach
bits of cheese
celery sticks/cucumber sticks

1) Choose a ripe, hard tomato and cut in into half. Using a sharp knife, make an incision down the half without cutting through.
2) Follow the image and assemble the rest of the ingredients, arranging the celery sticks in the form of legs, and cheese bits for ice.
Your lady bug is now free to roam about in her habitat!


Snake (snack) Sticks

Snake sticks ru

2 cups refined flour (maida) or 1 cup wholewheat and 1 cup refined flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) seeds
1/4 tsp roasted cumin (jeera) powder
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 cup olive or refined oil
1 egg
a few peppercorns
dry whole chillies
wooden skewers

1) Sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Mix in the cumin seeds and cumin powder.
2) Beat the egg and mix in sugar and oil. Knead into a soft dough, adding a few tbsps of water as required.
3) Divide the dough into 15 portions and roll each into sticks (coils). Wrap each coil around a greased skewer.
4) Flatten one of the ends to resemble a snake's mouth and place two peppercorns for the eyes. Cut out a piece from the chilly and put it as the tongue.
5) Place on a greased tray and bake in a preheated oven at 180C / gas mark 4 for 20-25 mins or until light brown and crisp. Let them cool.
The snake sssticks are ready to be ssserved!

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Apr 25, 2014

Nice presentation

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| Aug 14, 2018

Nice recipes and very nice presentation that will surely help our fussy eater. Thanks.

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