Thanksgiving is a time to share with family and friends over plates of delicious food. Sometimes, we have the tendency to overindulge in the heaps of stuffing and turkey, and our Thanksgiving Day spread isn’t always the healthiest. This year we’ve come up with three recipes that are healthy, delicious, and especially for kids.
Mashed Potato Ice Cream:
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love ice cream, and if you have a picky eater they probably love this chilly snack. Parenting Magazine disguised a Thanksgiving staple into looking like our favorite summertime treat: mashed potato ice cream! Together you and your picky eaters can transform yummy potatoes into their favorite dessert. You can get creative with different types of potatoes that can represent different flavors.
One of the most traditional dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner table is the stuffing, and to most picky eaters it looks the least bit appetizing. Transform the original bowl of stuffing into bite-size muffins. Chop up some apples to combine with the muffins to add a crunch and some extra nutrients, or you can use other tasty extras to add flavor. In the end, you’ll have bite-size stuffing muffins that your kids will want to gobble up.
Turkey may not be your kid’s favorite, and this may not be because of the taste but simply because its turkey. If chicken nuggets are a household favorite, turn some of your big bird into turkey nuggets this year. A recipe so simple, filled with protein and camouflaged to look like their favorite nugget, your kids will gobble these up in no time.
Ease the troubles of Thanksgiving cooking when you have picky eaters by including some of these healthy, delicious, and kid-approved dishes. These easy to make dishes will help ease stress in the kitchen this year.