Gleeful Parenting – How to make food yummy again!

Ask any mother, what is her first and biggest concern? The answer indisputably would be – Food and Child Nutrition. Meeting with friends or family invariably ends on discussing food habits of children. Messy eaters, picky eaters, are the most commonly used words while talking food for kids. Various books and parenting portals are dedicated to addressing this gigantic concern. Social media platforms are filled with appetizing recipes filled with nutrition and great taste.

But the question still remains the same – Are kids eating healthy and getting adequate nutrition?

I remember the time when daughter was 2.5 years of age and a play-schooler. My biggest concern at that time was her eating habits. Her appetite was weak and she heavily dependent on milk. Breakfast-times were the most dreadful time for me in those days. She would not accept anything in the morning, from fruit to porridge, or cereals to Indian breakfasts. And if forced, it would end up in vomiting. However, correct guidance by the pediatrician and nutrition supplements helped me overcome that stage.

Food for thought – Child Nutrition

Food for kids needs to be yummy and healthy at the same time. A well-balanced diet for a healthy child must comprise macro and micronutrients. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber in sufficient amounts are deemed necessary for growing kids.

Carbohydrates provide energy, whereas protein helps in growth and muscle build-up. Fat is absorbed as energy and essential for growth, and vitamins help in boosting immunity. Fibre keeps their tiny over-working intestinal system on track. For a healthy and active child, all these nutrients are crucial. Do our daily meals fulfill all these requirements?

We all have time and again seen the food pyramid and also know its importance. But the real snag is in the implementation!

Yummy food for kids

Picture source – Abbott PediaSure

Make food yummy again for Child Nutrition

Food and taste are inseparable. Who doesn’t like yummy delicious food! But at times, in pursuit of feeding kids with an appropriate diet with taste, nutrition is left behind. There are many such yummy healthy recipes which are loved by kids all the time:

  • Fruit salads with maple syrup
  • Egg and cheese sandwiches
  • Apple tart
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Pediasure Cookies and Cream milkshakes
  • Healthy oats idli
  • Spinach and Cottage cheese fritters

These are few dishes which my daughter loves, and her super favorite is a glass of ‘Cookies and Cream’ PediaSure milkshake. Just recently Mumbai witnessed a wonderful gathering of health enthusiasts and nutrition experts, over the launch of PediaSure latest flavor. Cookies & Cream; kid’s all-time favorite. I was honored to be part of #TimeToGrow mega launch along with celebrity couple and hands-on-mommy Lara Dutta Bhupati.

Do you know one glass of PediaSure provides 37 nutrients? When the pediatrician recommended this for daughter, I was not very keen on starting with supplements. However, with just one month of usage, it showed a significant difference in her energy levels and immunity. Healthy immunity means fewer infections and flu attacks. It’s #TimeToGrow for healthy happy children.

PediaSure cookies and cream

Image Courtesy – PediaSure India Facebook.

child nutrition

Image Courtesy – PediaSure FacebookAs parents, we should make use of the things which provide full nutrition to our kids. Be it via food or with the help of health supplements. Insufficient nutrition may lead to various deficiencies in the long run. Hence, it is crucial to provide a healthy well-balanced diet for the child in early growth years.

Brain development food like Folic acid, Iodine, Taurine, Vitamin B is vital for holistic growth. But the source of these neuro-nutrients is found in dark green leafy vegetables and seafood, etc. Not all kids are a fan of such food, hence it becomes necessary for parents to search for a trusted nutritional supplement for children. PediaSure is one such trusted name in my family, and the latest flavor is mouth drooling good.

I have secured my child from various infections, and nutritional deficiencies. Have you?

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17 Comments

Ruchie · May 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

This is really a great new launch for kids to really grow healthy and enjoy their fav cookies too.

Mayuri Nidigallu · May 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Great news for Mom’s! Kids will surely enjoy the Cookies n Cream flavour!

Blogsikka.com · May 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Pediasure is one of the tastiest nutritious products I came across recently and my daughter is loving the taste of new flavor

Ankita V · May 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Thank You for putting up an informational write-up.
Its definitely very helpful to learn and understand about Child’s nutrition.

Charu · May 29, 2018 at 12:45 am

My kids love Pediasure! It’s new flavor is something my kids will like instantly. Wonderful tips on food habits for kids.

Mahak · May 29, 2018 at 10:41 am

You have shared some interesting ideas for yummy, healthy snack recipes. Going to try the spinach and paneer fritters for sure

Manjusha · May 30, 2018 at 12:23 am

A glass of milk with Pediasure surely takes care of all the nutrients my child misses out on during his food intake. I am so glad I introduced him to pediasure and he loves it.

highstreetmommy · June 1, 2018 at 11:45 pm

Woow I think my nephew will love this new flavor from pediasure

Ananta Goyal · June 2, 2018 at 9:23 am

cookies & cream is irresistible flavour and now as a healthy option for kids! Awesome

Miss Harshala · June 7, 2018 at 11:58 am

Ira is loving the cookies and cream flavour and is ready to drink milk now!

Pratibha (@Myepica) · June 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

My boys are in love with this variant! And yes, getting the kids to eat nutritious food is a struggle!

    gleefulblogger · June 11, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Thank You Pratibha.

mummyingainteasy · June 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

It was such an informational event & loved your insight on the same.

Batul · July 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Your perspective was awesome,its a boon for me as my elder one is a fussy eater

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