If you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re on the hunt for food for fussy toddlers or meals for fussy kids - we get it 100% (make that 1000%). We understand the food wars and struggles and the constant wondering whether your kids are getting enough nutrition. This handy little guide will give you meal ideas for fussy eaters and show you how you can sneak extra nutrition into fussy kids' meals with ease.
In our quest to make nutrition for kids fun and create food for fussy toddlers and kids, we created our best-selling Superfoods for Kids range. These superfood powder products have been supercharged with wholefood formulations so fussy kids can absorb all the goodness into their growing bodies. These four lifesavers for fussy eaters are Veggie Hero, Berry Immune, Choc Whiz and Captain Calm.
How does a child become a fussy eater?
Believe it or not, children aren’t born as fussy eaters, so how do kids become fussy eaters? Fussy eating in kids usually peaks around toddler age (2-5 years of age) and for the most part is quite normal. Some factors that can cause fussy eating in children are things like meals and veggies being too repetitive, introducing new foods or forced and parental eating behaviours modelled to children. Some children are more sensitive to things like textures, smells and tastes, which means they will naturally become quite picky with what they eat, and unfortunately, this often means fruits and veggies are the first things to go, leaving kids with plain pasta and cheese - we’ve all been there.
According to the National Institute of Health, from ages 3 to 11, between 13% and 22% of children were reported to be picky eaters and 39% of children were identified as picky eaters at some point during a study. These statistics mean that 39% of children at some point may not be getting enough nutrition in their diet or the right nutrients they need for growth, development, energy and immunity, among other things.
What key nutrients do fussy eaters miss out on?
When kids start rejecting foods regularly, it can become a serious problem in regard to nutrition and it can become increasingly hard to know which is the best food for fussy toddlers. Especially as the kinds of foods kids tend to commonly reject are odd textures like vegetables and fruit, which equals a whole lot of nutrition and fibre. This also means kids are less likely to consume B vitamins, vitamin C and antioxidants, along with reduced exposure to natural pre and probiotics if they only eat processed foods.
Another common food kids tend to have a mealtime standoff over is meats and proteins, as these can sometimes be harder to chew and have a more mature/acquired taste. Protein is essential for growing bodies; an insufficient amount of protein can affect a fussy eaters mental and physical health. Protein provides essential amino acids, and without a sufficient supply may lead to fatigue, lack of concentration, slowed growth and poor immunity.
How can superfood powders help fussy eaters?With the Nutra Organics Kids Superfoods range, you can support your fussy eaters and sneak wholefood nutrition into foods for fussy toddlers and kids. Worry about one less thing, you’ve got nutrition covered with these four miracle workers. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that even the fussiest eaters will get beneficial nutrition designed for their taste buds. Between these superstar kids' superfood powders, you can seamlessly add wholefood nutrition into just about anything.
Our Superfoods For Kids range uses the most premium, organic, wholefood ingredients that are gently refractance dried into a powder to retain the highest amount of nutrients. This ensures that your kids get a boost of real nutrition to support their growing bodies, even when they only feel like eating mashed potato and biscuits.
Delicious meals for fussy eaters
When it comes to making meals for fussy eaters that are both nutritious and delicious, you could say we know a thing or two. From lunch box ideas for fussy eaters to interactive meals with fun textures, we have a huge recipe bank of yummy and nutritious meals your fussy eaters will absolutely love. Some crowd favourites have been The Nutritious Land Before Time, Berry Mellows, Choc Smoothie Pops and Berry Immune Bliss Balls.
Adding in the Nutra Organics superfood powders can be a seamless addition to your kids’ favourite foods, or you can mix it up and bring some fun excitement back to the table and hero the delicious flavours that are sure to become a household favourite and a winner-winner nutritious meal/dinner for fussy toddlers and kids.
Superfoods for Kids with Nutra OrganicsSay goodbye to mealtime veggie standoffs, the Nutra Organics Superfoods For Kids range are the superheroes you need to sneak fruit & veggies past your veggie detectives - helping to keep them happy and healthy all year round.
Sneak Veggies Into Anything with Superfood Powder Veggie Hero
Sneak veggies undetected into fussy toddlers and kids’ foods with Veggie Hero.
A heroic blend of 15 veggies, fruits and super greens designed for kids’ taste buds and parents’ peace of mind that easily hides in all sorts of cooking. No more nagging, pleading and bribing for the broccoli to go down, Veggie Hero is here to save the day from fussy eating moments and mealtime veggie standoffs!
Now containing 18 bioavailable vitamins & minerals from pure, organic wholefoods - broccoli, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, kelp, chlorella, maitake mushroom & shiitake mushroom. including vitamins A, C, D, E, B vitamins, zinc, folate & iodine, Veggie Hero supports:
How to use me: Mix 2 teaspoons into juices, purees, smoothies or sprinkle on popcorn. Add to scrambled eggs, spaghetti bolognese, soups, sauces or your favourite savoury family meal… it’ll hide in anything!
Use Berry Immune Superfood Powder to Bolster Immunity
(Recipe pictured: Berry Immune Bliss Balls)
A delicious pink powder for fussy eaters to bolster kids' immunity and banish colds.
A super protective, super yummy berry blend to bolster immunity and help banish colds. This is how clever parents sneak vital immune-supporting nutrients into smoothies and food to keep kids healthy all year round!
With bioavailable vitamin C, plus zinc, iron, vitamin D and prebiotic fibres from magical ingredients like rosehip, sea buckthorn, echinacea and 9 super berries, Berry Immune supports:
How to use me: Mix 2 heaped teaspoons into juices, smoothies, sprinkle on cereal, porridge, yoghurt or ice cream. Add to baking, smoothies or pancakes, fussy eaters will never know.
Boost Brain and Gut Health in Fussy Eaters with Choc Whiz
(Recipe pictured: Choc Whiz Gummies)
A kids' superfood booster for brain and gut health.
Choc Whiz is a yummy brain-boosting, gut-loving chocolate drink with organic cacao, super berries and choc chunks for smarty pants school fuel and sweet tooth satisfaction. Although he doesn’t like to brag, Choc Whiz is the dux of delicious drinking chocolates for clever kids, containing only the purest, tastiest wholefoods.
With bioavailable calcium, iron, magnesium, Omega 3 DHA, prebiotics and 1 billion CFU potent shelf-stable Probiotics to restore digestive health, Choc Whiz supports:
How to use me: Simply mix 2 teaspoons into 250mL full cream milk or milk alternative, and enjoy hot or cold. Alternatively, sprinkle on yogurt, fruit or ice cream, add to baking, smoothies, pancakes or just eat this one straight off the spoon too. Fussy kids and toddlers who are craving something chocolatey and sweet will be begging for this daily it’s that delicious.
Calm Down Your little One With Our Captain Calm
(Recipe pictured: Sleepytime Gummies)
A naturally delicious afternoon drink when little minds need a little calming, or pre-bedtime drink to help sail away to the land of nod.
Captain Calm is easy to win over fussy kids' tastebuds - this blissful powder blend contains less than 1 gram of sugar per serve to calm the mind, relax the body, soothe the nervous system and support emotional wellbeing. Captain Calm is ultra-versatile and easy to add to bedtime treats like sleepytime gummies, ice cream, yoghurts, baking and milk drinks.
With bioavailable magnesium, vitamin D, B vitamins and soothing passionflower, lemon balm and chamomile, Captain Calm supports:
How to use me: Mix 4 grams (approx. 1 heaped teaspoon) into 100 mL of full cream milk for the added benefits of tryptophan. For a dairy-free option add to plant-based milk and enjoy hot or cold. Alternatively, add to baking, smoothies, yoghurt, porridge or ice cream. No need to worry about fussy toddlers and kids' tastebuds when it’s time to wind down with Captain Calm.