Stir-fried broccoli, tomato soup, fried calamari, pomegranate seeds and chicken satay are nutritional foods for children who are picky eaters. Adding 1/4 teaspoon salt over 2 cups cooked broccoli creates a crunchy, salty taste that entices the palate of children without using excessive sodium. Children often don't like the texture and seeds of tomatoes, which is why a lump-free tomato soup is favorable for them.
Use a low-sodium tomato soup product or use your own home recipe. Make the tomato soup more tempting to children by adding a few crackers with different shapes. Disguise squid as a delicious food to eat by serving it as small onion rings. Use a baked recipe that reduces fat and calories.
Prepare a bag of frozen pomegranate seeds for snack time, as kids love the sweet-and-sour taste of these seeds. To convince your children to eat grilled chicken breast, arrange it into chunks in sticks without pointy edges. Some children enjoy popping the beans out of edamame. Steam green soybeans, and sprinkle a bit of salt to taste.
It's also a good idea to smear teriyaki sauce over cod, tilapia or other fish. Additionally, serve crispy foods, such as tempura green beans, which require coating the beans with whole-grain panko bread crumbs, eggs and flour. Bake at 450 F in a baking pan drizzled with canola oil for 10 to 15 minutes.