Have a few picky eaters under your roof? Or maybe you’re the picky eater—either way, the new year is the perfect time to try exciting new things, food included. Whether your fussy epicures are overparticular grade schoolers, fastidious teenagers, or obnoxiously opinionated adult gourmands, these super simple snacks can keep them nourished and content, even without their mini donuts and/or Hot Cheetos.
Baked Plantain Chips
Not quite as sweet as a banana chip, plantain chips are considerably more starchy and substantial. Plantains are great sources of vitamins A, C, and B-6 and they also offer significant amounts of potassium and magnesium. Sprinkle them with a bit of finely ground sea salt and your bagged potato chips will have a real challenger for #1 couch snack.
Got a few chocolate devotees in need of a nutritional boost? These truffles incorporate pumpkin, oatmeal and rich, dark chocolate to create a dessert treat with unmatched fiber and an astounding amount of vitamin A. Get the recipe here.
Banana, Kale, and Almond Milk Smoothie
The smoothie is to the underaged picky eater what the handful of nutrition supplements is to their parent or caregiver. That is to say, they’ll both fill in a lot of nutritional gaps if played correctly. Try adding almond butter, cocoa powder, fresh (or frozen) berries or peanut butter to this simple smoothie recipe to find the variation that your little ones love best.