Here are some ways to liven things up for your child
Mix up the milk
If your child does not like milk or is lactose intolerant,* let PediaSure help provide the protein, calcium, and vitamin D. To encourage your child to accept milk, try mixing half milk and half PediaSure in a cup. Then begin to decrease the amount of PediaSure over time.
Top cereal with fruit slices instead of sugar. Fruit is naturally sweet, colorful, and more fun anyway.
Try it with toppings
Toddlers are into toppings. Putting nutritious, familiar favorites on top of less desirable foods can broaden the finicky toddler’s menu. Also try adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on vegetables or top banana or apple slices with peanut butter.
Mixing may work wonders
If your child initially refuses a particular item, try some of these tips:
- Prepare it a different way next time – instead of mashed butternut squash, try chunks baked in the oven with garlic and rosemary
- Let your child mix mashed potatoes with peas or corn
- Try spaghetti sauce on top of cubes of meat
- Have them mix their own creation
Dunk fruits and veggies in sauces, dips, or dressings—anything that’s tasty or adds interest. Try dipping the same item in different things to explore different combinations.
Make it a Smoothie
Want your kids to eat more fruits and veggies? Make smoothies using yogurt, milk, fresh fruit, and veggies. The sweetness of the fruit and yogurt covers up the taste of the veggies. Find some tasty smoothie recipes for kids using PediaSure® Shake Mix as well as vitamin‐rich ingredients.