Some kids eat just anything you give them. Some picky kids give you headaches instead. So, to please the second category, parents had to crack their heads on how to please these picky kids.
From my experiences, picky kids love their food being served in a special way. They need colours, funny shapes, different tastes and of course, a little work put into assembling them.
For e.g. some kids will just eat two pieces of bread with some spread or fillings. Yet, others will insist to have their sandwiches trimmed and cut into triangular or rectangular shapes.
I bought the above dinosaur shapes pasta which I know will get the picky ones to eat more. The different colours are made from spinach and carrot. Sounds healthy, isn’t it?
I have three skinny kids. So fatten them up with cream. This is the whipped cream that I often use in making creamy sauce. The difference between using cream (cost RM7.50 per 200 ml, expensive!) and UHT milk is very noticeable. Hence, it is always good to spend a bit more if the kids will eat up. Using fresh mushrooms also give the pasta a nicer smell.
You know that all the trouble and costs used in preparing the food is worth it when you see the kids finishing their foods and ask for second helpings.
Pasta for 2-3 persons (usually about two handfuls or 250 gms) cook according to packaging instruction.
1 box cream
3 pips garlic
2 pieces ham or 4 slices ham, cut into small pieces
1/2 box water (measure with the cream box)
Heat oil. Stir fry the garlic till soft but not brown. Add in mushroom and ham/bacon and stir for a while. Add in cream and water. Simmer for a while and add in pasta. Flavour with some salt and pepper.
You can add in cheese if you like.