Planning a meal menu for kids can the very challenging most because kids can be rather fussy eaters and seem to enjoy meals that have very little nutritional value. Therefore a lot of thought and effort is needed to make the meal enticing enough to be well received.
The presence of the un-healthiness in a meal is especially true when it comes to the fried food variety where the main unhealthy ingredient in the preparation method is oil.
This style of preparation should be reconsidered whenever possible and substitutes such as baking, grilling, broiling or serving it item fresh should be chosen. Meals that are colorful are often well received by children as they are naturally drawn to the various colors in the foods. Thus choosing to prepare salads as a fast food option would be encouraged.
The use of a variety of vibrant colored vegetables and fruits is both welcoming to the eye and also very nutritious. Serving snacks that are nutritionally based is also another style to include in the meal plan for kids.
Having only snacks that have good nutritional content readily available for the child will ensure the need and source of the unhealthy snack is kept to a minimum.
Meal planning should also include a variety of sandwiches, and here again the idea is to provide color and variety. Making sandwiches that are low in fat flour content and using filling made from grilled or baked ingredients would be better than deep fried fillings.
Most kids enjoy eating a variety of fillings and substituting a conventional sandwich with a tortillas wrap would be an interesting and innovative way of including items into the meal plan. Using other wraps which are healthy should also be part of the meal menu, and these can include simple ingredients such as cabbage leaves, and different types of flat bread.