Necessity is the mother of invention! As a parent constantly confronted with the uphill battle of getting proper nutrition into my kid’s diet, I have come up with simple tricks to get my little one interested in eating things that are actually good for her and that she needs at her growing stage. I have found that a great way to incorporate fruit into her diet is to pair it with something else that she loves. And which kid doesn’t adore chocolate! She certainly does.
So, here’s a simple yet effective recipe that works every time. I am using bananas here, but you can really use any fruit of your choice. The chocolate is the bait to get her interested! If you can allow a little mess on your table, let the little one experiment and have fun with dipping to her heart’s content. Good luck and let me know how things work out for you.
- 1 large banana, ripe but firm
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips or 1 milk chocolate bar
- Slice the banana into about 1/2 inch thick slices.
- Skewer with a toothpick or simply use a fork.
- Add the chips to a microwave safe bowl. If using a chocolate bar, crush it into small pieces and then place it in the bowl.
- Microwave on high for approximately 10 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.
- One at a time, dip the banana pieces into the melted chocolate and then place on a rice sheet.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes and serve chilled.