With magnesium, potassium and vitamin C, bananas are full of vitamins and minerals. Great for a growing child but how do you get a child who doesn’t like bananas to eat bananas?
My youngest hates them and I don’t blame him, I’ve never been a fan either. However, he does like cake! So I combine the two and make him these tasty banana and chocolate chip muffins. Obviously a straight up banana would be healthier but surely a banana muffin is better than a straight up cake!
Way back in 2011, when Big Robot was 2 and Little Robot was just a baby, I wrote about Big Robots eating habits. He was, what some might call, a fussy eater and I certainly thought of him that way for a time. He fit all the right criteria. He started refusing foods he previously loved which began limiting the range of foods he’d eat. In addition he’d refuse to try anything new and, if you did coax him to try, he’d cough and gag with disgust as soon as he’d put the foodstuff in his mouth.
My eldest can be fussy with his food, he’s not too bad, it’s not like will be appearing on a TV documentary about kids that only eat crisps and custard creams any time soon. Though he’s often wary of trying new things. There’s even things he used to eat loads of he now won’t touch. Like pasta, he used to shovel handfuls of macaroni cheese in his mouth when he was a baby. He used to love covering himself in tomato sauce as he ate cheese tortellini too…he looked like he’d been Tangoed. However, now pasta of all shapes, sizes and sauces is totally ignored. He loves chicken but if it’s not got a coating of breadcrumbs he doesn’t want to know and has been known to throw a wobbly over it being a different breaded chicken product to what he’s used to…thankfully he’s lightened up on that these days.