It has been a while since we started our journey with PediaSure nutrition and I must admit; I now have fewer cranky fits on the high chair while I try to feed my child his meals. There is just one reason behind this; the peace of mind I have got is all thanks to our new morning routine that includes one glass of PediaSure for kids.
My child is a fussy eater and giving him the same food everyday never works for us. I didn’t want to take the same risk again with PediaSure so I found a way to get a little creative; here are a few interesting PediaSure recipes you could try too for your fussy eater.
Recipe 1 – Banana Shake
Add a medium sized banana and 5 scoops of PediaSure powder to approximately 150-200 ml of water and blend it. It’s that simple.
This shake is good for breakfast or can be used as a filler for snack-time.
Recipe 2 – Strawberry Smoothie
There are different smoothies I have tried and tested for my child. One of the smoothies which my boy seems to love is the one with strawberries in it.
Take 4-5 strawberries and add it to curd, instead of water (about 150ml); it’s your choice really. Since curd is thicker, you can use fewer scoops of PediaSure powder. Blend the mixture together and serve. You can also garnish the drink with a few cut slices of strawberry, just to keep things interesting.
This too can be a good snack or breakfast food.
Recipe 3 – Fruit Delight
This is one of the easiest ways to make your child fall in love with fruits, in case they’re fussy about that.
Cut and slice a few fruits into cubes – I add avocados, berries, apple, grapes, and banana.
Blend the lot and keep it aside.
Mix a couple of scoops of PediaSure powder in full cream milk and add the fruit mix to that. Serve it with a spoon.
I make this once in a week to break the monotony of the shakes and smoothies.
Breakfast – The most important meal of the day
Breakfast is the most underestimated meal of the day and we don’t realize the effects it has on one’s health when it’s skipped. This meal is essential, especially if your child is a fussy eater, but it’s also a difficult task getting them to actually eat it, let alone enjoy it. Introducing a drink that your child can have without much of a fuss is a sure relief for us parents, especially when fruits can be added to the mix. My son is more cheerful when he has his glass of PediaSure nutrition in the morning. It keeps him full and hence, less irritated and more active through the day.
Why PediaSure as Breakfast
The recipes that I have listed above have helped me form a new routine for my child, one that I have been trying to inculcate for some time. Even if my child refuses to eat or has just a few spoons before throwing a tantrum, I’m quite content that his nutritional requirements are being met with his morning drink of PediaSure. I have tried many recipes before, but nothing worked like PediaSure. The reason is simple, he doesn’t have to sit down and eat. I let him have PediaSure in his sipper and he simply loves that.
PediaSure on the go
PediaSure has become our travel buddy as well. My child’s hunger pangs, that arise while traveling, are answered by a sipper full of PediaSure. It is so convenient to carry around and the fact that it can be made instantly, simply by adding water, makes it a valuable companion on our trips. Long trips with my child have now become so much more comfortable.
Since the day we started our journey with PediaSure usage, it has made our lives so much easier. As a mother, I am really happy with the outcome; in just a month I can see a difference in my child. He is more active and less irritated throughout the day.
I am sure that in the days to come, there will be more of a development in my child with regards to his health, immunity and weight. Keep watching this space for more on my child’s development with PediaSure usage on our #90DaysWithPediaSure and #MyPediaSureJourney.
Have you started your journey yet? Do share your experiences in the comments below if you have. If you wish to start your journey with PediaSure nutrition, you can buy it from the company website or from any local store or druggist near your area.
Disclaimer: Although Abbot approached me to try PediaSure nutrition for my child, the views, opinions and experiences shared in my post are my own.