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Mexican feast for fussy families

Mexican food for fussy families

I work with fussy families to help them eat more nutrient rich foods with less fuss. This Mexican feast is one of my favourite meals for fussy families.

Do you have a child who is reluctant to try new foods? Are your fussy family causing you stress? If you have children (or adults) who are reluctant to try new foods and eat their vegetable  serving meals family style is a great way to introduce new foods, have a fun family meal. Try starting a discussion around meals and get everyone excite about trying new, healthy, foods. 

I serve this Mexican feast in lots of separate bowls. This allow everyone to choose their own meal and make their own tacos, nachos, burritos or whatever you choose.  Giving children choices around food is empowering and promotes confidence.

Get the kids involved in preparing the ingredients too.   If they are too small to help with preparation, even helping set the table, and choosing the ingredients is motivating.

These ideas are limitless, but to get your started try a mixture of these: 

  • Black beans – just rinse the tinned beans and stir through lime juice, salt, coriander, extra virgin olive oil
  • Corn – add frozen corn to a serving bowl, it will defrost in about 15 minutes 
  • Brown rice 
  • Grated cheese 
  • Sour cream or plain yoghurt 
  • Grated carrot 
  • Shredded lettuce 
  • Shredded purple cabbage 
  • Chopped cucumber 
  • Home-made salsa – chop up tomatoes, remove the liquid, add a little salt, olive oil and lime juice. 
  • Guacamole – smash ripe avocadoes and mix with a little salt, lime juice and coriander 
  • Sauté mince of your choice with a little garlic, paprika and salt or a Mexican spice mix for the more adventurous 
  • Chopped fresh corriander

Serve with corn chips, tacos or corn tortillas – everyone helps themselves.  Try and make your plate as colourful as possible. 

We always make extras for lunches the next day.

Check out my other recipes for fussy families. If you need more help with your fussy children book an appointment with Jean.