Any quick and healthy meal/snack ideas for my fussy eaters? Nut free options will be more welcomed.

Want more real mum questions sent to you?

You'll need to check this email to complete your signup.
  • Rice crackers with healthy dips and cheese.

  • Toasted sandwiches, lots of different fillings, and gooey melted cheese makes anything yum

  • Not a recipe, but getting them involved with the preparation may help. Even when they are little they can help wash veggies etc :)

  • I have a grandson who’s fussy and only allowed natural foods so it’s hard. But I found Aldi has some great options. Gyozas, are great and simple, you just steam them. Cesiladas, 2 in a pack add some salads and your set. Also, Spanopikita, it’s a rough of puff pastry which you can get gluten free with spinach and feta cheese inside. It’s fairly big and could feed the whole family but at a great price. Aldi has some really different foods to try and if I was you I’d try them.

  • Zucchini slice, with or without chicken, can be a meal or snack.

  • you can make quick hashbrown. they will love it

  • We also love cooking up various vegetable slices and cutting it into small snack size portions which is ready to eat.

  • Pork mince and rice with any fav flavors is always a hit for us.

  • My kids were always happy with zucchini pancakes, small broccoli pies, boiled eggs, cheese strips, popcorn, spring rolls, homemade ice blocks from banana & coconut cream & raw chocolate powder or fresh fruit ice blocks

  • Finger foods are always easy to make and always satisfying for hungry tummies. Our go to is mini quiches; easy to add a variety of fillings to mini quiches and to cook and store and eat. We also love mini sweet and savoury pastries; also easy to make and store.

  • I find mince recipes are great. Tasty, quick and you can grate and dice veggies to hide them from fussy eaters. Including sausage rolls, rissoles, meatballs.
    Look up puff pastry tomato tart. You can saute mushrooms and put underneath. Or add pumpkin, spinach. Any veggies and cheeses.
    Pita pockets with salad and what ever protein you have available. Cooked chicken, ham, fish fingers.
    Or use the pita for mini pizzas.
    My go to healthy snack is crudite with a fave dip or dressing. A few pieces of cheese if I please.

  • My daughter is so fussy, I do a simple pasta dish with some fresh cream and cheese and it’s her go to meal.

  • Hummus and veggie sticks – carrots, cucumber, celery, etc
    Greek Yoghurt parfait – layer yoghurt with some muesli, honey, fresh berries, etc.
    Turkey and cheese roll ups – roll slices of turkey with some cheese for a protein packed snack
    Apple slices with sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative
    Veggie Quesadillas – whole-grain tortillas with cheese and finely chopped veggies
    Fruit kebabs – skewer chunks of melon, berries, grapes etc
    Cottage cheese with pineapple – mix cheese and pineapple for a sweet and savoury snack
    Whole grain crackers with cheese
    Edamame – my kids love this, steam edamame
    Mini pita pockets with veggies – my fussy eater will have cucumber, cherry tomatoes and hummus.
    Baked Sweet potato fries -slice sweet potatoes into fries, toss with olive oil and bake until crispy
    Quinoa Salad Cups – Mix cooked quinoa with diced veggies and a light vinaigrette and serve in small cups
    Yoghurt smoothies – blend yoghurt with frozen fruits
    Hard Boiled Eggs
    Cucumber Sushi Rolls – roll cucumber strips with cream cheese and turkey
    Oatmeal with berries
    Whole grain bagels with cream cheese

    Good luck, it’s really trial and error with my picky eaters, I try to gradually introduce new foods and textures to expand their palate, and some days they are a lot pickier than others.

Post your reply
Add a photo
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your answer and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating