How to get your fussy eater to start eating healthy food
No magic or manipulation needed
Forget specialized courses and TED talks. To really master the art of negotiation, try getting a 5–year-old to eat something healthy that they just don’t want to. The discussion begins quite innocently with big smiles and cutesy voices. Maybe you turn the spoon into a jet, swooping down into an open mouth. Maybe you give in and plop a phone screen down in front of them, feeling guilty for breaking your own mantra of reduced screen time. It’s not you, it’s them. Most kids would put hostage negotiators to shame, and busy moms, just don’t have the time to wheel and deal.
Even though you know a sugary bowl of cereal will probably elicit less fuss, you’re determined to give your kids healthy options. That’s exactly what we had in mind while putting together the Tweak India kids subscription box when we got to know about moms Meghana Narayan and Shauravi Malik. who felt the same. Most ready-to-eat kids’ foods in India were made of rice or wheat, and pumped with sugar and artificial additives. When they couldn’t find healthy and tasty mealtime options for their kids, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work. “For a country that has such an incredible food culture of eating a large variety of grains including millets, this lack of diversity was a gaping hole in our ready-to-eat- market,” Meghana and Shauravi revealed.
The two dug deep into traditional recipes from their own grandmothers’ kitchens, and their efforts resulted in the launch of Slurrp Farm. One look at the list of ingredients that made the cut, and you’re bound to smile. Ragi, which forms the base of their chocolate millet pancake, has three times the calcium content of a glass of milk. Jowar is gluten-free (so you can steal a bite or two of the jowar pancake from your baby). The brand’s dosa premix is crafted from foxtail millet which is rich in vitamin B12 and iron.
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Slurrp Farm has a range of kids’ foods products – right from first foods for your baby who is just starting solids to millet cereals, puffs and noodles for older children’s anytime bhook. Meghana and Shauravi perfected their recipes to make them tasty, so your child is unlikely to turn their nose up when presented with a stack of delicious pancakes, crispy dosas or their favourite noodles.
Slurrp Farm has a zero-junk promise, so the food you’re whipping up with ease is devoid of maida, trans fats, refined sugar and salt. Instead, you’ll be able to reintroduce sustainable, nutrient-dense and diverse local ingredients into your kids’ diets.
For busy moms who don’t want to compromise on their kids’ nutrition, but can’t afford to spend hours in the kitchen, Slurrp Farm presents a host of healthy AND tasty options that will have your kids asking for seconds. In this negotiation, everybody wins.
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