Admit it! We all like to go out to eat every once in a while. Some of us like it more often. However, the fun of going to restaurants may not be as much fun with younger kids. It’s just not because your kids don’t let you enjoy the food in peace, it’s also because not every restaurant has child-friendly food items on their menu for kids for between 3-6 years. The food is either spicy or not what your kids like.
One of the biggest changes and challenges that come in our lives after having kids is going out to restaurants. As much as you love your food, your kid also likes to eat the food of his choice. If you don’t wish that your child should eat at the restaurant then you can always carry home-cooked food along with you and ask to reheat it when you are there.
Here are some ideas about options that you can choose for your child at a foreign cuisine restaurant:
Going to a Chinese restaurant
You can order non-spicy food items like soups, noodles, fried/plain rice. Kids enjoy chewing on crispy bites, so chop suey is a great option for them.
Going to a Continental restaurant
You can order hummus with pita bread/pockets, non-spicy finger foods, couscous, soups, salads and shakes.
Going to an Italian restaurant
Italian restaurants have the most kid-friendly food options like cheese pizzas, salads, different kinds of pasta and soups. Children enjoy garlic bread especially.
Going to an Indian Restaurant
Indian restaurants are best in terms of eating with small kids. Non-spicy dal, rice and roti are the safest options.
Above all, french fries or potato wedges are evergreen options for vegetarians and chicken nuggets, chicken popcorns and chicken fingers are ready options for nonvegetarians. Whichever cuisine or restaurant you choose, always keep in mind to ask for less or non-spicy variant of the food item that you want to order for your child so that he eats without fuss.
– Pretty Mumma