two words. Be creative!!! there's nothing more boring for kids than plain old steamed vegies with a side of meat. Use plenty of herbs and spices to impart flavour and get a couple of good vegetarian cookbooks - they have bucketloads of fun, flavoursome recipes that the kids wont even realise are healthy.
Try my lentil patties (which i think I put in the recipe section) Lentils are full of fibre and healthy protein and there is carrot and celery (and pretty much anything you want to add to them) inside - so long as they're ok with spices, the kids will think they're yummy junk burgers.
Make a vege pasta sauce chock a block full of veges. i put garlic, onion, capsicum, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, corn and olives in to a shop bought base (you could just used tinned tomatoes) and you could make this fresh and then freeze the leftovers for later - kids always love pasta.
My fave for kids is to make tacos with red kidney beans. Boil them up till just tender, put carrot, onion, celery, zucchini (any vegie you like that softens and will blend in to the mass) and add some tomato sauce (can be paste, tinned tomato, tomato salsa or just plain old tomato sauce) and add a few spices (harissa mix works well). then serve with a range of finely chopped salads to top for them to choose from (capsicum, lettuce, tomato, salad onion - -anything they'll like) and a bit of cheese with taco shells. Kids love it cause they get to eat with their hands, be creative with their toppings and it looks like junk but is full of fibre, protein, iron, generally nutritious.
Hope those ideas help!!
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15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
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