Most parents would agree that feeding a toddler is a struggle. Meal times are hard, the children just don't want to eat anything healthy. It is very difficult to prepare a nutritious meal for you children that they will actually relish. If you want your children to have a meal full of carbs, fat and healthy calories, without it being friend or loaded with sugar, make some mashed potatoes!
Mashed potatoes is a very common dish in the West, both adults and children enjoy it. But in India we are more used to filling our potatoes into parathas, samosas and other snacks. Mashed potatoes is a dish that kids love because it has a soft texture, does not require much chewing, and can be made very yummy!
How to Make Mashed Potatoes
Start by boiling some potatoes. Peel them and break them into pieces. Use a potato ricer or a thick spoon to coarsely mash them. Do not mash them into a paste, keep the texture light and grainy.
In a pan, heat some butter. Add a little milk. Fold in the mashed potatoes and mix in properly.
Add your seasonings. Salt and pepper is the most common, you could add whatever your kids like.
Adding a little sour cream is optional, it adds more creaminess.
You can also fold in some chopped coriander, mint, parsley or even boiled peas.
Serve hot with a dollop of butter on top. Your kids will love it!