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Annabel Karmel: Mural Meals to Tempt Testy Tots

Nov 10 2010 - 6:00am

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post written by Annabel Karmel [1], the British children's chef and kiddie cookbook author. This week Annabel shares mural meals [2] to help entice tots to try new foods.

Children often say that they do not like foods even before they have already tried it. So it is important to entice them and encourage them to eat a healthy and balanced diet. It is easy to give up and just make the foods you know they will like. But just persevere, keep trying new things and make food look attractive so they are at least tempted to try just a little bit.

Children also like to assemble their own food, so you can get them involved – they love to eat food they have made themselves.

Have a picky eater who refuses to eat his greens or a lil girl who is begging to be your sous chef, but you don't know how she can help? Submit your cooking and feeding questions to The Children's Table [3] group over in the LilSugar Community [4], and we'll have Annabel answer them!

Chicken Burgers

Minced chicken means these burgers [5] are easy for little teeth to chew. A little apple adds a sweet and natural zing.

Bagel Snake

This is a fun way of arranging sandwiches. Bagels are popular with both moms and children. You can make the snake [6] as long as you like and you can also choose your child’s favorite toppings!

Tomato Soup

A delicious easy to prepare tomato soup [7] that will put a smile on lil one's faces!

Crunchy Salmon Fish Cakes

These fish cakes [8], a new take on the traditional fish stick, are almost too cute to eat – the kids will love them.

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