END FRUSTRATION: 10 BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR THE KITCHEN THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LIKE
No, it's not just the kids who don't want to eat. Don't you remember? When you were in kindergarten, you too protested about having to eat Brussels sprouts. See? Maybe thinking about that time will make some of the frustration pass that you feel when your child doesn’t eat. What would you have given back then for a culinary surprise!
But in those days, your mother didn't know. Here is a chance to overcome grandmother in the kitchen. In this article, we’ll present some small culinary surprises for the family: intelligent, healthy (well, for the most part) and simple. And for all the surprises the following rules apply: quick to prepare, low difficulty, guaranteed applause.
Apple lollipops: a sweet and healthy compromise
Usually children don't make trouble when it comes to eating an apple. But sometimes there are still discussions about whether they have to be peeled or cut into pieces. With these apples on a stick you won’t have problems. Proceed like this:
use a melon knife or a cookie cutter to cut pieces of an apple. Then insert lollipop sticks into the pieces of apple. If you want, you can also dip the apple into the chocolate or caramel or even cover it. Let cool. Now offer this sweet and healthy compromise to your child.
Fruit magic wands: tricks for the little ones, amazement for big people
This is a trick that impresses both young and old. Because these wands are doubly healthy: they are vitamin bombs and the fruit also helps children get plenty of fluids.
You can use white melons, grapes or berries. Anything your child readily eats. Depending on the season, you can choose from an assortment at Lidl. Starting with the melon, cut pieces in the shape of a star with a cookie cutter. Place the stars on a wooden skewer, then a grape or other fruit. You’ve created a beautiful magic wand. Ideal for a party as well.
Baking idea ... with no oven! White bread roll-up with strawberries and quark
This idea is quick to make, delicious and healthy too. Take a slice of white bread and flatten it with a rolling pin. Spread with quark and sliced strawberries. Then roll up. You can use a toothpick to hold the roll in place for transportation to the picnic.
To put everyone in a good mood: scrambled eggs and bacon in a muffin pan
A delight for young and old! Good, ingenious and simple. Prepare eggs like this: line the muffin pan with slices of bacon. Lightly mix the egg with a little milk, salt and pepper. Place the mixture into the muffin moulds and bake. Remove crispy bacon and egg muffins from the oven. Delightful.
Yogurt you can lick, the alternative to ice cream: happy kids and a clear conscience
Get some small or medium yogurt cups, insert ice cream sticks through the foil lids and put the yogurt cups in the freezer. You know what comes out? Bingo. Yogurt ice cream perfectly portioned, every possible flavour. Good, refreshing and healthy.
Roll of pancake, salmon and cream cheese: a perfect finger food
Conquer them all with this recipe: at home, at a party or picnic. And the best is that it is very easy. First of all, prepare the pancake (you can also buy ready or use a mix):
For the pancake:
300 g wheat flour
1 pinch of salt
400 ml milk
125 g mineral water
4 medium eggs
For the pan:
about 90 g clarified butter or
8 tablespoons oil, for example sunflower oil
Put everything in the pan. Once the pancake is ready, let it cool. Spread with cheese and then distribute the salmon. Form a roll and cut it into 1-2 cm slices. The snack is ready.
The perfect sandwich: "two in one" toast
If you want to prepare a perfect sandwich, try toasting two slices sandwich bread in the same slot in the toaster. This way, the bread will be toasted on the outside and soft inside. Great for filling. Even salt and pepper stick better to the sandwich. Great for a snack because the toast doesn’t dry out. Unless you forget to eat your sandwich ...
Ban boredom at the breakfast table. Fill ready-made dough for croissants, for example Belbake that can be found at Lidl, with hazelnut cream, jam, ham or cheese. Roll up or fold the dough. Bake and ... win (at least) four smiles at breakfast. Of course you can also use chocolate, caramel, marzipan or cream cheese. In preparing them you’ll see that there are no limits to the imagination.
No more invidious fighting: potato croquettes shaped like waffles
The nerve of potato croquettes to break when they’re turned over! And then the constant fighting over who will get the best or bigger or more golden croquette. That's enough! Salvation on the horizon: prepare the croquettes in a waffle maker. From now on, no more fights at the dinner table.
The "ice cream saver": cupcake holders against sticky hands
This idea is a godsend for parents. In fact, after eating ice cream, children inevitably ruin the most expensive clothes and then refuse to wash their hands. That’s how it is and there's no way to change things. Rebel! Simply place a paper cupcake holder and slide it onto the ice cream stick right below the ice cream. The sticky mess will end up in the cupcake holder instead of on the hands, arms, legs and shirts of your child. What a great idea!